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Principal in test-taking investigation is past award-winner

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UNDATED (WSAU) A former Green Bay principal, who's under investigation for possibly tainting a state test, won a $25,000 national award in 2010. Claudia Orr helped youngsters at Eisenhower Elementary improve reading scores by 30-percent in just one year's time. She was the only Wisconsin educator among 55 to win the Milken Family Foundation's national awards. The Green Bay Press-Gazette said her prize included a trip to Los Angeles to attend the Milken Education Forum.

Because of her efforts, Eisenhower made adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind Act in 2010, after it failed to make that progress the year before. This week Green Bay school officials said Eisenhower's teachers were given a chance to see questions from a state math test they later administered to third-through-fifth graders. School officials said they reprimanded some of the personnel involved, and re-assigned others. Orr became the district-wide director of learning.

The state is investigating.

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