Stuyvesant High School Gets New Principal in Wake of Cheating Scandal

Jie Zhang will take over from Stanley Teitel who abruptly resigned on Friday to devote time to "personal endeavors''

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012  |  Updated 10:40 AM EDT
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Cheating Allegations at Stuyvesant High School

Students at Stuyvesant High are accused of sharing answers with their cell phones. The allegations could tarnish the reputation of one of New York City's most elite schools. Andrew Siff reports.

Stuyvesant Students React to Cheating Allegation

A student at New York City's prestigious Stuyvesant High School has been forced out over allegations of helping more than 50 other students cheat on a citywide exam last week. His peers Tuesday both supported and criticized his being forced out of the school. Roseanne Colletti reports.
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Stuyvesant High School has named an interim principal days after its longtime head resigned in the wake of a cheating scandal that involved 71 students.   

Jie Zhang will take over from Stanley Teitel who abruptly resigned on Friday to devote time to "personal endeavors.''     

Zhang has been an educator in the school system for about two decades. Most recently, she served as principal of the Queens High School for the Sciences. She also heads the Children First Network, which oversees 30 schools including Stuyvesant.     

She said she would not tolerate cheating and would enforce an existing policy that bars students from bringing cell phones into schools.     

Her son graduated from the prestigious school in 2008 and her daughter will be a junior there in the fall.     

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