High School Journalists Investigate Incoming Principal Credentials from ‘Diploma Mill’; She Then Resigns

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High school students investigate the credentials of an incoming high school principal and find out she was not qualified to lead the Kansas high school. What a great investigative reporting effort by the students at Pittsburg High School:

The student journalists had begun researching Robertson, and quickly found some discrepancies in her education credentials. For one, when they researched Corllins University, the private university where Robertson said she got her master’s and doctorate degrees years ago, the website didn’t work. They found no evidence that it was an accredited university..

The students began digging into a weeks-long investigation that would result in an article published Friday questioning the legitimacy of the principal’s degrees and of her work as an education consultant.

On Tuesday night, Robertson resigned..