In the wake of student protests, officials at Virginia's McLean High School have said they will begin an electronic program to check students' papers for plagiarism in phases, as opposed to requiring the entire school to participate this year.

The school, in northern Virginia's Fairfax County, was going to require all students to submit essays and other assignments to an internet-based plagiarism detector called, school officials said in September. reportedly checks submitted student work against a database of more than 22 million student-written papers, as well as


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