State investigators say as many as 10 principals and 50 teachers could be caught up in a cheating investigation in Dougherty County. Investigator Mike Bowers told the Albany Herald that he and fellow investigator Robert Wilson have conducted almost 600 interviews with educators in the south Georgia school district. Bowers said he hopes to have the final report finished by early December.
As a probe into school cheating in a south Georgia school system enters its final days, the superintendent acknowledged for the first time that some educators will probably lose their jobs. Dougherty County's schools Superintendent says the district is prepared to hire "competent replacement teachers and administrators".
Several Atlanta educators implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal will soon find out whether the state will yank their teaching certificates. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the state Professional Standards Commission on Thursday is expected to hand down the first formal punishments in the case.