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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Georgia will become one of 10 states to participate in a federal program aimed at improving the way students get free or reduced-price lunches at school. At least two school districts in metro Atlanta — Clayton County Schools and Atlanta Public Schools — have signed up so far for the Community Eligibility Option.