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Charter school leader claims Ph.D from unaccredited online university

"A News Journal reporter uncovered that the head of a local charter school lied about her credentials, claiming a Ph.D. from an “online university” that doesn’t exist, after following a news tip. The story evolved into the damaging effects of diploma mills such as the online service the school leader used to purchase her fake degree."

Since the story ran, "the website the school leader used to purchase her degree and the website for the fake university have already been taken down and the phones disconnected. You can, however, still see screen shots of the websites on The News Journal’s website."

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