(WTVA) — Four local teachers have entered into an agreement with federal prosecutors over their involvement in a teaching certification cheating scandal.
The Clarion Ledger in Jackson reports Yanesha Coleman of Louisville, Jacqueline Hill of Macon, Gregory King of Columbus and Leonardo Thompson of Starkville are among 13 teachers who signed agreements with the U.S. Attorney's Office in West Tennessee.
According to the newspaper, the agreement prohibits the defendants from teaching for five years. They also must pay restitution in exchange for admitting they paid someone else to take the Praxis on their behalf.
The Praxis is a series of tests teachers in Mississippi are required to take for certification.
Still charged with fraud in the case is Darcel Gardner of Columbus, who was indicted last year.