Tamara Cotman and Angela Williamson, former Atlanta educators convicted in the district's test cheating scandal in 2015, began their prison sentences this week after exhausting all their appeals.
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October 10, 2018
October 03, 2018
Out of appeals after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their case, two former Atlanta educators will soon head to prison to begin serving sentences for their 2015 convictions in the widespread cheating scandal in the city's schools.
August 14, 2017
Former Atlanta educators Tamara Cotman and Angela Williamson appealed their convictions on racketeering charges in connection to the widespread cheating scandal in Atlanta Public Schools to the Georgia Court of Appeals.
November 09, 2016
The ballot question's defeat is a blow to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, who championed the creation of a statewide school district to take over some of the state's lowest-performing schools.
September 29, 2016
A lawsuit asks the court for an injunction to stop a statewide district from going into effect in Georgia if a Nov. 8 ballot measure passes, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
August 29, 2016
With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.
December 30, 2015
Race, education disparities, school-leader standards, and criminal proceedings (in Atlanta and Chicago) were among the top stories on the District Dossier blog.
November 02, 2015
Actor Michael B. Jordan told the New York Times he will portray a teacher caught up in the city's testing scandal.
September 01, 2015
A Fulton County, Ga., jury convicted Shani Robinson in April of racketeering and false statements and writings, but the judge in the case delayed her sentencing because she was pregnant at the time.
August 11, 2015
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's Opportunity School District legislation would give the state the power to seize control of low-performing schools, convert them into charter campuses or shut them down altogether.