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Lawmaker Targets Teacher Bonuses

A Georgia lawmaker wants educators caught cheating on standardized tests to return bonuses or other pay.

Feds Review Atlanta Cheating Allegations

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he has been in contact with the department's investigative arm about test cheating scandals in schools, including a widespread one in Atlanta.

APS To 178 Educators: Resign Or Be Fired

Atlanta Public Schools interim Superintendent Erroll Davis has sent letters home to all 178 employees implicated in the system's cheating scandal, informing them they can resign next week or face being fired.

Ga. Applies For More Race To Top Money

Georgia is applying for more federal "Race to the Top" money, this time for early learning. Erin Hames, deputy chief of staff for Governor Nathan Deal, said Thursday the state has filed a letter of intent with the federal government that it will apply for the money.

APS Cheating Could Cost Thousands

Atlanta schools embroiled in a cheating scandal may have to pay back up to $260,000 in federal money for high-performing, low-income schools.

More Students Study Foreign Languages

More Georgia students are now studying foreign languages. Two years ago, 17 percent of public high school students were enrolled in language classes. Last year that number jumped to nearly a quarter of all high school students studying global languages.

APS Cheating Prompts Vigilance In Other Districts

The national spotlight on Atlanta’s school-cheating scandal has caused other school districts to take stock and begin taking action to prevent such widespread cheating in their schools.

Dougherty Co. Schools Probe To Continue

Governor Nathan Deal says a state probe into possible cheating on standardized tests in Dougherty County schools will continue. The decision will keep two special investigators on the job to complete the probe they began nearly a year ago.

Interim APS Superintendent Hired For Year

The troubled Atlanta Public School system has a new superintendent. The city’s school board today hired its interim leader, former University System of Georgia Chancellor Erroll Davis, to a one-year contract today.

College Launches New Scholarship

The College of Coastal Georgia has announced a new scholarship to help students amid state cuts to HOPE funds.