The Oregon Department of Education, which blamed Vantage Learning for the catastrophic failure of computerized statewide testing in spring 2007, is itself the guilty party, an Oregon jury decided. As a result, reports The Oregonian, Oregon must pay Vantage Learning $3.52 million, because the state education agency operated in bad faith and violated its contract with Vantage. Leaders of the Pennsylvania-based company were jubilant that a panel of Oregonians cleared the firm of wrongdoing and placed blame for the dispute squarely with the state education department. "We've been vindicated," said Vantage President Bob Patrylak, one of several company officials who...

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