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April 08, 2014

Atlanta Cheating Trial Pushed Back to August

Retired Atlanta Superintendent Beverly Hall, facing charges that she conspired to change student scores on state exams in 2009, is too ill to stand trial, her lawyer says.

March 28, 2014

New Superintendent Selected for Atlanta Schools

The Atlanta school board has tapped Meria Carstarphen, the superintendent in Austin, Texas, to lead the 47,000-student district.

March 18, 2014

As Cheating Trial Nears, Legal Fund Collects Support for Beverly Hall's Defense

A fund set up for the retired Atlanta schools chief is collecting donations to help cover the costs of her defense against charges that she was the mastermind of the district's massive cheating scandal.

January 07, 2014

More Guilty Pleas in Atlanta Cheating Case; Former Schools Chief to Stand Trial

Nearly half of all former educators indicted in the sprawling cheating case have pleaded guilty to less charges in exchange for their cooperation. The rest will stand trial later this year.

December 20, 2013

Wave of Former Atlanta Educators Plead Guilty in Cheating Case

Eight educators so far have pleaded guilty to lesser charges in negotiated agreements with state prosecutors.

October 04, 2013

Atlanta Mayor Wants to Double Superintendent Salary

Atlanta's mayor says that the next superintendent should make $600,000 per year.

September 06, 2013

First Defendant in Atlanta Cheating Scandal Not Guilty, Jury Finds

A former area director who oversaw more than 20 schools in the Atlanta district is acquitted of charges that she influenced a witness.

July 01, 2013

District News Round-up

News from Washington, Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Indianapolis

June 20, 2013

Atlanta Cheating: Is Case Against Accused Educators Falling Apart?

The judge overseeing the case expresses concerns over defendants' statements to state investigators.

April 22, 2013

Former Atlanta Superintendent's Lawyers Dispute Cheating Charges

Beverly Hall's lawyers refute allegations that the former schools chief inflated test scores in order to boost her annual bonus payments.

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