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August 27, 2015

Former Columbus Administrator to Serve 14 Days in Jail in Data-Scrubbing Case

Michael Dodds is the fourth school administrator to be found guilty as part of a scheme to change student data to inflate district performance.

August 27, 2015

Arbitrator Rules for Two Philadelphia Principals Implicated in Cheating Scandal

The district did not prove that the two principals were direct participants in the cheating that occurred at their respective schools, according to the arbitrator.

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

Cheating Scandal Drove Enrollment in Atlanta Charters, Study Finds

A cheating scandal in the Atlanta district disproportionately hurt black students and drove enrollment in charter schools, a new study finds.

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.

May 05, 2015

Students Snap Pictures of PARCC Test, Teachers Disciplined

A few incidents of lax oversight have resulted in warnings or disciplinary steps.

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 21, 2015

Accountability, Assessment, and Atlanta: Lessons for Educators

No longer is it about how one teaches, it is about what children learn. The stakes have changed.

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.

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