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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April 21, 2015
April 02, 2015
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.
March 06, 2015
The superintendent, who would answer directly to the governor, could turn those schools over to charter operators, shut them down, or change the management.
February 26, 2015
Philip Lanoue has led the 13,000-student Clarke County school system since 2009.
February 24, 2015
Starting next school year, Georgia high schools will have the option to ditch "integrated math" and go back to the traditional Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II sequence that teachers there have said they prefer.
February 18, 2015
The bill from GOP Rep. Dan Fisher would ban the use of state funds on materials and activities related to AP U.S. History; Fisher said the course's framework "emphasizes 'what is bad about America.'"
February 05, 2015
Last week, Republican state Sen. William Ligon introduced a resolution calling on the College Board to return its previous course framework.
December 19, 2014
Having wrapped up its 11th week, the long-running trial will resume Jan. 5, but the judge told jurors it could run until April.
December 12, 2014
In the 10th week of the Atlanta test-cheating trial, witnesses testified that some teachers threatened students who reported cheating, or told students that they were "just dumb."
December 08, 2014
Teachers transitioning to the Common Core are all driving on a road that's dark except for the final destination. We have the added burden of building and modifying the car as we drive it, because there is no one curriculum to follow.