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Ed. Dept.’s Ethics Are Praised Amid Disclosure Conflict

This would belong in The Eggplant--except it's true.

by Kathleen Kennedy Manzo

Federal File

The Department of Education won a federal award last year for its âcreative, innovativeâ ethics-training program for employees. Now the department's inspector general, John P. Higgins Jr., has also given a thumbs-up to the department's ethics-screening procedures for contractors and peer reviewers, some of which were instituted last year after a scathing 2006 review of Reading First found potential conflicts of interest in that program.

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— Kathleen Kennedy Manzo
Education Week
2008-05-14
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2008/05/14/37fedfil.h27.html


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