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September 01, 2015

Judge Sentences Final Defendant in Atlanta Schools Test-Cheating Case

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 04, 2015

Atlanta District Rolls Out New Grade-Changing Rules

Superintendent Meria Carstarphen launched an investigation into grade changing after an internal investigation found that one high school principal changed more than 100 student grades from failing to passing.

July 09, 2015

Amid New Reports of Atlanta Schools Cheating, Superintendent Calls for Change

Atlanta schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen says district employees must be able to report possible wrongdoing without risking retaliation.

May 08, 2015

Atlanta Test-Cheating Scandal Hurt Reading Performance, Study Finds

Researchers from Atlanta-based Georgia State University also found little evidence that the cheating had a significant effect on student attendance or behavior.

April 30, 2015

Judge Slashes Sentences of Three Convicted in Atlanta Test-Cheating Scandal

Fulton County, Ga., Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter told the former educators and their lawyers that the sentences he handed down in mid-April were too harsh.

April 21, 2015

Judge to Resentence Three Administrators in Atlanta Test-Cheating Case

Tamara Cotman, Sharon Davis-Williams and Michael Pitts were among the convicted educators who turned down plea offers from the district attorney that could have allowed them to avoid prison.

April 14, 2015

Former Atlanta Educators Sentenced to Prison for Roles in Test-Cheating Case

Almost all the defendants will spend time behind bars, a reality that hit home hard for some in the courtroom. Audible crying and sobbing could be heard as Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter handed down the first of the sentences.

April 13, 2015

Convicted Educators, Supporters Plead for Leniency in Atlanta Cheating Scandal

The judge put off sentencing the educators for their roles in a scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams; he's urging their defense attorneys to work out sentencing agreements with the district attorney.

April 02, 2015

The Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal: How Did We Get Here?

With teachers and administrators, including a superstar superintendent turned scapegoat, facing charges typically reserved for organized crime, the investigation, indictments and trial captivated educators from coast to coast.

April 01, 2015

Jury Finds 11 Atlanta Educators Guilty in Cheating Trial

Jurors found that the educators conspired to artificially inflate tests scores by changing answers or guiding students to fill in correct responses on a 2009 state test.

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