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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 5:50am

Accreditors Visit Atlanta Schools

The Atlanta school district is in the middle of a two-day review to determine whether it will keep its accreditation.

Officials from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools are visiting the 50,000-student district Thursday and Friday. The accrediting agency is asking questions about possible test tampering in 58 Atlanta schools revealed during a state audit earlier this year.

Losing accreditation may put the district in danger of losing private grants and could keep students from gaining admission and winning scholarships at some colleges.

Meanwhile, the Fulton County District Attorney's office has launched a criminal probe into the allegations.