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.
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.
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.