Mon., February 4, 2013 10:01am
The Atlanta public school system has purged most of the 178 educators named in a state investigation of cheating. But some of those educators remain caught between two agencies.
Thu., November 15, 2012 8:31am
Joshua Murfree, head of the Dougherty County School System, will leave his post on Dec. 18. Murfree replaced former superintendent Sally Whatley in June 2010 and took over just as a state probe into standardized test cheating began.
Tue., May 8, 2012 10:39am
The Dougherty County School Board has decided not to renew the contracts of 24 teachers and two principals who were named in Gov. Nathan Deal's report on test cheating concerns.
Mon., April 23, 2012 9:03am
Dougherty County District Attorney Gred Edwards said his office has determined that some of the cheating cases should be handled by the school board's administrative tribunal. He said other cases may be prosecuted in court.
Tue., April 17, 2012 9:00am
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law legislation that revokes bonuses for Georgia teachers who cheat on standardized tests. Deal signed the bill Monday.
Thu., March 15, 2012 7:00am
A panel of educators has voted to fire the first teacher in connection to a massive cheating scandal in Atlanta Public Schools. Former Parks Middle School teacher Damany Lewis confessed Wednesday to cheating four straight years.
Tue., December 20, 2011 9:42am
State investigators have uncovered widespread cheating in a second public school district –- this time in Dougherty County in South Georgia. The report follows revelations earlier this year that nearly 200 educators cheated on state tests in Atlanta.
Wed., November 2, 2011 6:04am
Atlanta Public Schools board chairwoman Brenda Muhammad said Tuesday that the 50,000-student district has been taken off probation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The district will be on "accreditation with advisement," which is one step below full accreditation, for the next year.
Fri., September 16, 2011 10:34am
Investigators looking into whether cheating took place on standardized tests in the Dougherty County school system say they are beginning to focus their efforts on 11 elementary schools.
Sat., July 16, 2011 9:14am
Atlanta Public Schools interim Superintendent Erroll Davis has sent letters home to all 178 employees implicated in the system's cheating scandal, informing them they can resign next week or face being fired.