Ohio teaching candidates to share in settlement

CLEVELAND, Ohio - There's money coming for more than 1,200 Ohioans who'd been told incorrectly that they failed a licensing exam for new teachers.

To settle a class-action lawsuit, the Educational Testing Service has agreed to pay a total of $11.1 million to more than 4,100 teaching candidates in 18 states.

More people in Ohio were affected than in any other state. Some have been unable to get teaching jobs because of their erroneous grades, given for exams taken between January of 2003 and April 2004.

Steven Bell of Cleveland was one of the lead attorneys on the case and says the plaintiffs are "very, very happy" with the outcome.

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