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.
The State Board of Education gave the okay this morning for eleven charter schools to remain open. The schools had been at risk of closing since a May state Supreme Court decision overturned the agency that opened them.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of charter school advocates that Georgia’s Race to the Top winnings are already reserved for other projects and so cannot be used to help the schools make up budget shortfalls.