An Atlanta television station is reporting that several principals once accused of wrongdoing in Atlanta's school cheating scandal have been quietly rehired. The educators are among 38 principals who were implicated in the cheating scandal last year in a report by state investigators.
Dougherty County District Attorney Gred Edwards said his office has determined that some of the cheating cases should be handled by the school board's administrative tribunal. He said other cases may be prosecuted in court.
A panel of educators has voted to fire the first teacher in connection to a massive cheating scandal in Atlanta Public Schools. Former Parks Middle School teacher Damany Lewis confessed Wednesday to cheating four straight years.
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.
State investigators have uncovered widespread cheating in a second public school district –- this time in Dougherty County in South Georgia. The report follows revelations earlier this year that nearly 200 educators cheated on state tests in Atlanta.
The state’s teacher licensing agency is hitting the pause button on its investigation of Atlanta educators accused of cheating on standardized tests. This gives the district attorney time to look at additional evidence.
Atlanta Public Schools officials say they plan to offer extra help to struggling students in the wake of a cheating scandal that has rocked the district. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that current intervention programs designed to help students during the school day will be increased from 12 weeks to 25 weeks and expanded from 58 to all 100 schools.
Georgia state investigators who uncovered widespread cheating in Atlanta Public Schools earlier this year now say they’ve found evidence of cheating in a second school system. Officials flagged half of Dougherty County schools for cheating after they found high numbers of erasures on state tests. The inquiry is about half done, but investigators have confirmed cheating in every school they’ve visited so far.