Governor Nathan Deal says he wants to continue a state probe into possible cheating on standardized tests in Dougherty County schools. Deal said Thursday he has authorized two special investigators to complete the probe they began nearly a year ago. The governor had said earlier in the week that the south Georgia school district was dropped from a state investigation because he was satisfied with the district's internal probe.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools may strip Atlanta Public Schools of its accreditation. This could put the 50,000-student district in danger of losing private grants and could keep students from gaining admission and winning scholarships at some colleges.
United States Representative Tom Price (R-Roswell) is among three lawmakers House investigators have recommended be further investigated to determine whether political contributions were improperly linked to votes on the huge financial overhaul bill.
Gov. Sonny Perdue is launching a special investigation into cheating allegations in two Georgia school districts. Perdue announced Wednesday that he is unhappy with what he called "woefully inadequate" internal probes by the Atlanta and Dougherty County school systems. The investigations followed a statewide review of all standardized tests taken by first- through eighth-graders in spring 2009 showing unusual numbers of erasures on tests.
The University of Georgia says the governing body of collegiate sports -- the NCAA -- is conducting an inquiry on the Athens campus. UGA officials won’t comment on the nature of the inquiry, but say they’re giving the NCAA full cooperation.