Atlanta educators accused of crimes in connection with the school system's cheating scandal earned bonuses that totaled as little as $750 and averaged $2,600. Arraignments for the 35 Atlanta Public Schools officials who were indicted in a racketeering conspiracy are set for Friday.
Nearly 1,100 Georgia preschool teachers are getting an extra few hundred dollars this week. The checks are worth between $250 and $1,250 for early childhood educators who have furthered their education by earning a new certificate or a new degree.
The Senate education committee unanimously passed a bill Monday that would revoke bonuses for Georgia teachers who cheat on standardized tests. The Democratic-backed legislation now goes to the full Senate for a vote before heading to the governor's desk.