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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.

October 14, 2014

Atlanta Cheating Case: Prosecution Zeroes In on Former Regional Director

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

Former Atlanta Educators Detail Their Role in Test-Cheating Scandal

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.

October 02, 2014

Cheating Threat on Computerized Tests Not Covered in State Laws, Group Says

State laws have not kept pace with the growth of computerized testing, leaving unaddressed the potential for new types of cheating, according to a new report from ACT.

September 30, 2014

A Dozen Former Educators Stand Trial in Atlanta Schools Cheating Case

Former superintendent Beverly Hall, also charged in the case, has had her trial delayed indefinitely due to illness.

August 15, 2014

Superintendent in Mississippi Defends District Against Cheating Allegations

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

Jury Selection Starts in Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal

The 12 defendants include former teachers, principals, administrators, and testing coordinators. The trial is expected to last at least three months.

August 08, 2014

Houston School District Settles With Teachers Fired in Cheating Probe

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.

July 31, 2014

Retired Philadelphia Teachers Surrender Certifications in Cheating Scandal

The educators agreed never to seek work at public, charter or cyber schools or with contracted education providers.

July 29, 2014

Trial in Atlanta Cheating Case Will Proceed Without Beverly Hall

Charges stemming from the widespread cheating scandal are still pending against the former Atlanta superintendent, but her poor health may keep her from ever standing trial.

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