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Trial For Georgia Teachers Involved In Testing Scandal Winds Down

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

By David Beasley ATLANTA, March 16 (Reuters) - Closing arguments are expected to begin on Monday in the five-month trial of a dozen At...

Former School Leader Charged In Cheating Conspiracy Passes Away

AP | KATHLEEN FOODY | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Beverly Hall, the former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools charged in what prosecutors had called a broad conspiracy to cheat ...

Ex-Atlanta School Superintendent's Trial Delayed For Health Reasons

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

By David Beasley ATLANTA, April 7 (Reuters) - After a courtroom outburst from a civil rights leader, a judge on Monday delayed the tri...

The 5 Causes of Test Cheating Scandals: From Atlanta to Washington D.C

Christopher Emdin | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Christopher Emdin

Testing scandals will continue to persist if the structure of the present school system doesn't change. Here are the 5 main problems that help nurture this culture of cheaters.

Ex-Atlanta School Chief Denies Alleged Role In Cheating Scandal

AP | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA — Lawyers for former Atlanta schools superintendent Beverly Hall say allegations that she participated in a scheme to inflate test score...

Pearson and the Atlanta School Mess

Alan Singer | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

How did Pearson, which claims to have checkpoints "built into the process to ensure consistent progress in achieving school improvement goals," attempt to establish the validity of the Atlanta school district's claims for off-the-charts improvement on test scores before taking credit for the results?

3 Dozen Indicted In Massive School Cheating Scandal

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- Juwanna Guffie was sitting in her fifth-grade classroom taking a standardized test when, authorities say, the teacher came around offering ...

Former Atlanta Schools Chief Indicted In Cheating Scandal

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA — In another embarrassing blow to Atlanta public schools, nearly three dozen former educators, including the ex-superintendent, were ind...

Former Atlanta Schools Chief: 'I Can't Make You Cheat'

Posted 01.28.2012 | Education

In her first official television interview since investigators uncovered one of the largest cheating scandals in public school history, former Atlanta...

Ex-Atlanta Schools Chief Doesn't Believe 'Culture Of Cheating'

Posted 11.08.2011 | Education

Former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall says she "can't accept that there is a culture of cheating" among Atlanta schools. She made ...

Beverly Hall: The Scandal Is Not The Whole Story

Education Week | Beverly Hall | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education

Atlanta's former superintendent on the cheating scandal and its fallout Scandal is the news, but it's not always the story. I know, because the Atl...

The 'Alien Structure' of Education, and Other Thoughts

John Merrow | Posted 10.03.2011 | Education
John Merrow

In this age of accountability, testing is punitive. That's the bottom line, and that's what must be addressed, but we can't abandon testing or accountability.

Atlanta School Board Members To Keep Jobs, On Year-Long Probation

Posted 09.25.2011 | Education

Atlanta's eight school board members will get to keep their jobs -- for now. The Georgia Board of Education signed a consent order with Atlanta Pub...

Atlanta Public Schools May Have To Return Nearly $1 Million In Federal Funds

Posted 09.13.2011 | Education

Atlanta Public Schools may have to return $967,022 of federal funds granted for falsely high test scores. All 44 of the Atlanta schools accused of ...

WATCH: Former Atlanta Schools Superintendent: "I Absolutely Knew Nothing"

Posted 09.13.2011 | Education

While on vacation in Hawaii, former Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Beverly Hall told WXIA TV on camera Wednesday that she "absolutely knew noth...

Did Data-Driven Accountability Cause the Atlanta Cheating Scandal?

John Thompson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education
John Thompson

It is a result of the situational ethics of today's accountability hawks. The end, of helping poor children, is used to justify disgusting means -- the intimidation of adults to the point where some break under the pressure.

What Do We Do With The Cheaters?

John Merrow | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Madeleine Albright said a special place in Hell was set aside for successful women who refused to help other women succeed. An even hotter spot should be reserved for those who knowingly cheat children out of a decent education and lie to them about their achievements.

Atlanta's Lessons on Standards and Cheating

Richard Lee Colvin | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Richard Lee Colvin

Atlanta's cheating scandal encourages the mindset that Beverly Hall spent her entire career in urban schools trying to change -- that poor kids really can't be expected to learn and succeed.

Joy Resmovits

WATCH: Atlanta Public Schools Shaken By Cheating Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.04.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that widespread cheating inflated Atlanta Public Schools' 2009 state standardized tests scores....