The Las Vegas Sun reports that cheating on Nevada's high-stakes tests increased slightly last school year, with cell phones serving as the device du jour for Nevada students seeking a dishonest advantage, according to a new report. In addition to the dozens of students who used cell phones to send text messages during exams, others were caught using calculators, copying answers, and peeking at cheat sheets. Forty-nine instances of cheating were reported statewide during the 2007-08 academic year, up from 47 the year before, according to the annual report by the state Education Department. Of the 49 incidents, 22 took


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