The first of several defendants expected to surrender Tuesday in Atlanta's school cheating scandal has turned herself in to authorities. Prosecutors set a Tuesday deadline for all 35 defendants to surrender to authorities.
A grand jury has indicted about three dozen educators in a standardized test cheating scandal that rocked Atlanta's public school system. The indictment was released Friday afternoon. The cheating scandal was one of the largest in the nation.
An Atlanta television station is reporting that several principals once accused of wrongdoing in Atlanta's school cheating scandal have been quietly rehired. The educators are among 38 principals who were implicated in the cheating scandal last year in a report by state investigators.
Atlanta's school board has delayed making a decision on whether to extend the contract of Superintendent Erroll Davis. The board met in a closed session for about three hours Monday before deciding to postpone the decision until December.
Atlanta Public Schools plans to shed 350 positions next year and order two employee furlough days as it attempts to cut about $47 million from its budget. The school district Monday announced its plans for a $565.8 million budget for the 2012-2013 school year.