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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 1:00pm

Oversight Group Gets Cheating Complaints

Georgia's teacher certification agency has received complaints for the four school districts where a state audit found cheating on standardized math tests.

John Grant with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission said Wednesday that formal complaints have been filed for elementary schools in Atlanta, Fulton County, DeKalb County and Glynn County. The commission will vote in September whether to investigate educators named in three of the complaints.

A commission probe is already under way for DeKalb County's Atherton Elementary, where the principal resigned and the assistant principal was reassigned after admitting to changing students' answers on fifth-grade math tests. Both have been charged with tampering with state documents, a felony.

Educators found to be involved in the cheating could lose their teaching licenses.

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