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Educator: Teacher Helped Students Cheat Because They Were 'Dumb As Hell'

Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

Atlanta math teacher Shayla Smith is accused of giving students answers to state exams because they were "dumb as hell." A tribunal hired to invest...

Atlanta Schools Superintendent Urges Recovery From Cheating Scandal

Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

In a letter Atlanta residents, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis has pledged to move beyond the cheating scandal that rocked the stat...

Flier Of Superintendent In KKK Robe Sparks Outcry Amid School Closure Debate

Posted 04.07.2012 | Education

From a contentious school redistricting debate among Atlanta Public Schools has emerged an even more controversial flier that depicts APS Superintende...

Schools Nationwide Flagged For Possible Cheating, Some Question Analysis

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

ATLANTA — Hundreds of school systems nationwide exhibit suspicious test scores that point to the possibility of cheating, according to an investigat...

Teachers In Atlanta Cheating Scandal Could Get Contract Renewals

Posted 02.20.2012 | Education

Atlanta Public Schools may be forced to renew the contracts of 90 tenured teachers implicated in one of the nation's largest cheating scandals because...

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...

Atlanta Cheating Scandal Costs Taxpayers Millions

Atlanta Journal Constitution | Ty Tagami and Ernie Suggs | Posted 01.21.2012 | Education

Thousands of dollars to media consultants. Hundreds of thousands of dollars to lawyers. Millions of dollars to teachers and administrators who do no w...

Georgia Temporarily Suspends Investigations Of Cheating Teachers

Posted 12.31.2011 | Education

Georgia's teacher licensing agency has temporarily halted investigations of nearly 180 educators implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools' widespread ...

Atlanta Trying To Raise $600,000 To Tutor Students Affected By Cheating Scandal

The Associated Press | Dorie Turner | Posted 12.26.2011 | Education

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis is trying to raise $600,000 to help tutor students affected by the district's wide...

Atlanta Public Schools Teachers Cheating Scandal: First Round Of Punishments Announced

AP | By DORIE TURNER | Posted 10.13.2011 | Education

ATLANTA -- A Georgia state commission decided Thursday to revoke the teaching licenses of eight teachers and three school administrators in the Atlant...

First Punishments In Atlanta Cheating Scandal To Be Issued

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

About a dozen Atlanta educators implicated in the district's cheating scandal find out Thursday whether Georgia education officials will strip them of...

Accused Atlanta Schools Officials Want Erasure Analysis Thrown Out

WSBTV | Posted 12.05.2011 | Education

ATLANTA -- The lawyer for four high-ranking Atlanta Public Schools officials told Channel 2 Action News he will ask a judge to throw out an erasure an...

Atlanta Goes Online To Find Replacements For Cheating Teachers

Posted 11.27.2011 | Education

In an attempt to fill teaching positions still left open by teachers implicated in Atlanta's widespread cheating scandal, Atlanta Public Schools is ho...

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 ...

Atlanta To Turn Over Confidential Material In Cheating Probe

Atlanta Journal Constitution | Jaime Sarrio | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education

Atlanta school board members Monday voted to waive legal privacy rights in connection to a high-profile cheating scandal, a signal the district once c...

Atlanta Public School Officials Hand Subpoenaed Documents To Grand Jury

Reuters | Nader Mousavizadeh | Posted 10.27.2011 | Education

(Reuters) - Atlanta public school officials appeared on Friday before a county grand jury investigating alleged cheating by teachers and principals on...

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...

Atlanta Students Head Back To School Amid Cheating Scandal

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 10.07.2011 | Education

ATLANTA — Students return to Atlanta's schools this week for what's likely to be a tough year amid a cheating scandal that has forced thousands ...

In Atlanta, Can Library Workers Do A Teachers' Job?

Posted 10.05.2011 | Education

In light of a major budget shortfall and a shortage of teachers, Atlanta Public Schools has asked school librarians to fill in in the classroom. "D...

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...

41 Educators In Atlanta Cheating Scandal Quit

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.23.2011 | Education

ATLANTA -- Atlanta school officials say 41 educators accused in a cheating scandal have resigned or retired. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution repor...

Atlanta's Mass Exodus: About 30 More Quit

Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

About 30 educators implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal have resigned or retired from the system, APS interim Superintendent Erro...

172 Atlanta Educators Face Firings In Cheating Scandal

Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

Just seven educators implicated in the Atlanta cheating scandal met the Wednesday evening deadline imposed by interim superintendent Erroll Davis to r...

Feds 'Looking At' Cheating In Atlanta

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 09.17.2011 | Education

ATLANTA — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday he has been in contact with the department's independent investigative arm about test...

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 ...