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Why Don't More Kids Cheat?

Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

This opinion was republished with permission from TNTP Blog, a national nonprofit committed to ending the injustice of educational inequality. By T...

Who's Cheating Whom? Atlanta Scandal Makes Us Wonder What It's All About

Susan D. Blum | Posted 06.03.2013 | College
Susan D. Blum

When all that matters is test results, people will do everything they can to make them look good. High-stakes testing gives the message that the process doesn't matter -- not even for teachers. High-stakes testing puts the attention on the measurable: simple answers to simple questions.

Teachers Union Head Sounds Off On Cheating Scandal

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, blamed "test-crazed" education policies in sharp comments released Tuesday regardi...

Atlanta Cheating Suspects Expected To Surrender

AP | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 06.01.2013 | Crime

ATLANTA — The criminal prosecution of dozens of Atlanta Public Schools educators presents considerable challenges for both prosecutors and defen...

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...

Dr. King's Legacy Lives on in Atlanta: The Story of C.J. Stewart and L.E.A.D.

Alicia Jessop | Posted 03.22.2013 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

Forty five years after Dr. King's life was taken on the balcony of a Memphis hotel, his dream lives on. His dream lives on because of the work of people like C.J. Stewart, who find enough burden in their heart to dedicate their lives to improving those of others.

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...

Rich Kid, Poor Kid: How Mixed Neighborhoods Could Save America's Schools

| Sarah Garland | Posted 07.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. During the half century that Theresa Cartwright has lived in the East Lake neighborhood of...

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...

Middle School Social Studies Teacher Sees Lessons In Teaching Own Play

AP | By DORIE TURNER | Posted 02.01.2012 | Education

ATLANTA -- Playwright Margaret Edson talks proudly about her Pulitzer Prize and her work appearing on Broadway, but she's the most animated when she d...

Oklahoma The Latest In National String Of Test Cheating

Posted 03.28.2012 | Education

With mounting pressure from performance benchmarks on standardized tests, an increasing number of cheating scandals are unfolding across the country a...

WATCH: Ex-Schools Chief Threatens State Official Over 'Gestapo Tactics' Cheating Probe

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 03.19.2012 | Education

A former Georgia school superintendent at two districts has been caught on tape bullying and threatening a state education official. The recording was...

Probe Uncovers Another 'Tragedy' Of Cheating Teachers

Posted 12.21.2011 | Education

State investigators have implicated 49 principals and teachers from a Georgia school district in a four-month probe of cheating allegations against ed...

Atlanta Students Show Improvement Despite Cheating Scandal

AP/The Huffington Post | By DORIE TURNER | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education

ATLANTA -- Atlanta students are performing better than ever before on national math and reading tests - and they're not cheating to get there, federal...

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...

Federal Standing Revoked For Schools In Massive Cheating Scandal

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 01.02.2012 | Education

ATLANTA — Georgia has revoked the federal standing for more than 40 Atlanta elementary and middle schools named in a massive cheating scandal. ...

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 High Schools Broke Rules To Meet Performance Standards

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Alan Judd | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

A learning disability made school hard for Chantel Cox. But she always stayed on grade level and looked forward to earning a high school diploma. She ...

LISTEN: Why Teachers Cheat And How To Deal With The Problem

Posted 12.19.2011 | Education

The teacher cheating scandal in Atlanta that was uncovered this year has rocked the country and cast a national spotlight on educators and standardize...

A Culture of Cheating

Isabelle Taft | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home
Isabelle Taft

Neither my elementary school, Mary Lin, nor my middle school, Inman, were implicated in the cheating report, yet if an alien from Planet X were to visit either one of these schools in early April in any given year, he would probably think that students, teachers, and staff spent all their time worshipping a being called the CRCT with cult-like devotion.

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...