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Longtime Central Elementary principal Cindy Marten will take over as superintendent of the state’s second largest school district in July.

School board trustees and others hailed Marten’s success at Central when her appointment was announced, describing both academic achievements and community partnerships.

In the latest edition of Fact Check TV, Will Carless and I took a closer look at a claim about a record leap in Central’s Academic Performance Index during Marten’s time as principal and other factors that inspired school board trustees to promote her.

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New episodes of Fact Check TV appear on NBC 7 San Diego every Friday during the 6 p.m. newscast and our website the following Monday. What should we feature on our next episode?

Lisa Halverstadt is a reporter at Voice of San Diego. Know of something she should check out? You can contact her directly at lisa.halverstadt@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.325.0528.

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Lisa Halverstadt

Lisa is a senior investigative reporter who digs into some of San Diego's biggest challenges including homelessness, city real estate debacles, the region's...

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