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Atlanta Schools Cheating

Trial Begins In Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal

AP | Kathleen Foody | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) -- Prosecutors said 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cle...

Desperate Kid Cheats Under Pressure -- What Else Is New?

Victor Dorff | Posted 06.16.2013 | College
Victor Dorff

"Pressure" is inevitable for students today. The question is, how do we teach our students to evaluate the reality of the pressure they feel and to deal with it appropriately?

Cheating in Atlanta: A Teachable Moment

Victor Dorff | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics
Victor Dorff

We sometimes talk about pursuing a culture of academic integrity as an esoteric philosophical exercise, but that makes the job harder. The way to convince students that cheating is wrong is to show them the damage it does and how it affects them.

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...

School Cheating Suspects Ready To Surrender

AP | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA — When Beverly Hall first arrived in Atlanta as superintendent of the city's public school system, she cautioned she wouldn't be riding ...

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...

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...

Education Department Seeks Public Input To Prevent Cheating In Schools

AP | Posted 01.20.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The Education Department wants the public's input to develop guidelines to prevent and detect cheating. The effort comes after several c...

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...

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. ...

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 ...

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.

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 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...

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...

What's The Best Approach To Teacher Incentives In U.S. Education?

Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

Atlanta is in the middle of an educational crisis with allegations and reports of widespread cheating across the district's school teachers. Now the t...