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August 11, 2015

Atlanta Schools Hire Architect of Contentious School Takeover Legislation

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's Opportunity School District legislation would give the state the power to seize control of low-performing schools, convert them into charter campuses or shut them down altogether.

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.

June 18, 2015

More States Seek Flexibility in Accountability for ELLs

Florida got flexibility on English Language Learners and accountability. Now at least seven other states are also asking for similar for those students.

May 29, 2015

Georgia Standards Revision May Add More Civics

Georgia is revising its science and social studies standards and the revamp will likely bring a stronger focus on civics.

May 21, 2015

Georgia District Hires Superintendent After Firing Search Firm That Found Him

Stephen Green will take the helm of the Dekalb County, Ga., schools in July. He's coming from Kansas City, Mo., where he has served as superintendent since 2011.

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 04, 2015

Ga. Schools Chief: Testing Snafu With Unknown Impact Is 'Unacceptable'

Problems with common-core-aligned exams mirror those in Montana and Nevada, but the Associated Press reports that the glitches are not as severe as in other states.

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.

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