Testimony concluded in late February, and Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter says closing arguments will likely end Wednesday. The trial began in August with more than six weeks of jury selection. (Watch the livestream of closing arguments.)
Former Atlanta schools superintendent Beverly Hall was released from jail late Tuesday after posting bond. Educators indicted in a test cheating scandal had to surrender at the Fulton County jail by Tuesday, and all but a few met the deadline.
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.
The state attorney general's office has put the Atlanta Public Schools board on a year's probation, saying the board has committed violations related to open meetings and public records laws. In a report, state investigators said former Atlanta Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall and former Deputy Superintendent Kathy Augustine illegally suppressed a report by a testing expert.