Wed., April 15, 2015 11:50am
Eight educators convicted in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating case are expected to appeal their case, while two others accepted deals and expressed responsibility for their actions.
Wed., March 18, 2015 11:29am
Closing arguments are continuing in the trial of a dozen former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy. (Watch the livestream of the proceedings.)
Wed., February 11, 2015 1:56pm
Six months after a trial began, prosecutors have rested their case against educators accused of cheating on standardized tests in the Atlanta Public Schools.
Mon., November 10, 2014 1:09pm
Perdue pointed out that a review of test scores showed irregularities had occurred.
Thu., October 30, 2014 12:31pm
As testimony continues in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial, what are school districts doing to prevent test cheating?
Mon., September 29, 2014 5:58pm
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
Mon., August 11, 2014 12:25pm
The trial of 12 former Atlanta Public Schools employees accused of cheating got under way Monday, and it’s expected to be a long one. As jury selection begins, potential jurors are bracing themselves for a three-month trial.
Wed., December 4, 2013 3:48am
Tuesday may not have seemed like an election day, but voters across the state filled local offices and three vacant General Assembly seats. Northwest Georgia insurance agent and entrepreneur Bruce Thompson, former Gwinnett County prosecutor Chuck Efstration and retired Army lieutenant Brian Prince secured seats in the state legislature.
Fri., September 6, 2013 8:43am
A jury has found a former Atlanta educator not guilty after the first trial connected to Atlanta's school cheating scandal. The verdict clearing Tamara Cotman of wrongdoing was announced around 11 a.m. Friday. Cotman, a former area director for Atlanta Public Schools, had been accused of trying to influence a witness.
Mon., August 12, 2013 5:00am
Atlanta Public Schools officials say they're taking steps to address mold found in a high school on the city's southwest side. Associate Superintendent Steve Smith says tests were done Friday afternoon at Booker T. Washington High School and four areas had low levels of mold spores.