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March 19, 2015

Atlanta Schools Cheating Trial Heads to Jury

Jurors must decide if 12 former district employees were part of a vast criminal conspiracy, committed lesser felonies, or were merely pawns in a scheme masterminded by their former bosses and supervisors.

March 02, 2015

Beverly Hall, Former Atlanta Chief Indicted in Cheating Scandal, Dies

Hall, a former national superintendent of the year, was widely lauded for strong gains in Atlanta until a cheating scandal tarnished that legacy.

December 19, 2014

Atlanta Cheating Trial Might Last Until Spring, Judge Says

Having wrapped up its 11th week, the long-running trial will resume Jan. 5, but the judge told jurors it could run until April.

December 12, 2014

Atlanta Educators Threatened Students Against Reporting Cheating, Jury Told

In the 10th week of the Atlanta test-cheating trial, witnesses testified that some teachers threatened students who reported cheating, or told students that they were "just dumb."

December 07, 2014

Atlanta Cheating Trial Judge Is 'Somewhat Doubtful' About Conspiracy Charges

The judge suggested a compromise in the ninth week of the trial of 12 former Atlanta educators who are accused of inflating students' scores and covering up the cheating on state tests.

November 22, 2014

Atlanta Cheating Trial Wraps Up Eighth Week of Testimony, No End in Sight

One teacher testified that she was fired for telling state investigators about the cheating that was happening.

November 12, 2014

Atlanta Cheating Trial: Former Governor Says Test Fraud Had to Be 'Conspiratorial'

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue took the witness stand during the Atlanta cheating trial earlier this week, saying that educators in the district must have been collaborating to inflate student performance.

November 07, 2014

Atlanta Cheating Trial: Former State Official Testifies About Signs of Fraud

As the trial gets ready to move into its seventh week, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is expected to take the stand. Perdue called for the state investigation into cheating allegations in Atlanta.

October 31, 2014

Prosecutors in Atlanta Cheating Trial Focus on Former Regional Director's Role

The trial focused on a former regional director who allegedly pressured school leaders into correcting students' test answers.

October 23, 2014

More Test-Cheating Stories Come to Light as Atlanta Trial Continues

In the trial's fourth week of testimony, witnesses recount details of how they changed students' answers on tests to meet both state and district academic targets.

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