The trial of a dozen former educators and administrators accused of cheating in the Atlanta Public Schools is now underway.
During opening statements this morning, a prosecutor said those educators conspired to fix students' test scores.
Jurors will not hear arguments from lawyers for former superintendent Beverly Hall.
Her trial was delayed because she's undergoing treatment for cancer.
GPB’s Rickey Bevington spoke with Maureen Downey, who covers education policy for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, about lessons other school systems can learn from the APS cheating scandal
The first day of school is a milestone for every student, but this year, it was also a milestone for the new head of the Atlanta Public Schools. New APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen oversaw her inaugural first day of school Monday as an estimated 50,000 children headed back to class.