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.
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November 12, 2014
November 07, 2014
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
The trial focused on a former regional director who allegedly pressured school leaders into correcting students' test answers.
October 23, 2014
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.
October 14, 2014
The trial in the nation's largest cheating scandal is now in its third week. A dozen former educators and administrators face felony racketeering charges for their alleged roles in changing students' test scores to inflate performance and qualify for bonuses.
October 08, 2014
A dozen former educators are on trial for what prosecutors say was their role in a large conspiracy to make student achievement look better than it was.
September 30, 2014
Former superintendent Beverly Hall, also charged in the case, has had her trial delayed indefinitely due to illness.
August 15, 2014
As a state investigation into cheating allegations continue, Dennis Dupree, Sr., the superintendent in Clarksdale, Miss., says his district's academic improvements are the result of hard work.
August 11, 2014
The 12 defendants include former teachers, principals, administrators, and testing coordinators. The trial is expected to last at least three months.
August 08, 2014
The four teachers—who had not been named—will be paid one year's salary as part of the package. They also get to walk away with a clean record for not challenging their firings. The cheating investigation started after students at Jefferson Elementary School posted double-digit gains on state exams.