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Discipline reversed after agency proved facts of case—but not why they mattered

The state agency regulating teachers successfully proved the seemingly-damning facts of its case against a former high school principal, but failed to elaborate on the appropriate professional standards, the Court of Appeals of Oregon found December 28. The court overturned a decision by the state Teacher Standards and Practices Commissions to discipline a licensee because the commission had failed to formally establish why the proven facts mattered.

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