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.