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Dougherty Schools Cleared of Cheating

Educators at nearly four dozen Atlanta elementary and middle schools cheated on standardized tests by either helping students or changing the answers once exams were handed in, according to the results of a yearlong state investigation released Tuesday.

Widespread Cheating Found In Atlanta Schools

Teachers and principals at more than 40 of Atlanta’s roughly 100 public schools cheated on state standardized tests in 2009. That’s the conclusion of a state investigation whose results were made public Tuesday by Governor Nathan Deal.

State Charter Schools Commission Defunct

The Georgia Charter Schools Commission has shut down operations. Since the state Supreme Court ruled in May it was unconstitutional, the commission closed Thursday with the beginning of the new fiscal year.

Report: Widespread Cheating At Atlanta Schools

A probe has found that more than 78 percent of Atlanta schools examined by state investigators engaged in cheating on standardized tests. Some findings from the report were released by Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday.

Georgia Textbook Review

The Georgia Board of Education is setting up 13 sites around the state where textbooks can be reviewed for the upcoming school year.

Technical Colleges Merge To Reduce Costs

Two Georgia technical colleges are merging into one institution.

Two School Boards Face State Hearings

The school boards of Coffee County and Atlanta Public Schools face hearings this month on whether their members should be suspended.

Colleges Impact Local Economies

Georgia’s 35 colleges and universities add billions to local economies. A new study says they also create more than 130-thousand jobs.

Commission Begins School Funding Study

Exactly how much should it cost to educate a child in Georgia? Members of a new state commission will try to answer that question starting Thursday morning.

Feds OK School Board Removal Law

Governor Nathan Deal's office says the U.S. Department of Justice has signed off on a law passed this year allowing the governor to oust members of school boards.