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December 19, 2014

Atlanta Cheating Trial Might Last Until Spring, Judge Says

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

Atlanta Educators Threatened Students Against Reporting Cheating, Jury Told

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

The Common Core Journey

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.

December 07, 2014

Atlanta Cheating Trial Judge Is 'Somewhat Doubtful' About Conspiracy Charges

The judge suggested a compromise in the ninth week of the trial of 12 former Atlanta educators who are accused of inflating students' scores and covering up the cheating on state tests.

December 01, 2014

Georgia to Create New Kindergarten-Entry Assessment

Plans call for a new assessment, known as a "kindergarten-entry profile," to be introduced statewide in 2017.

November 26, 2014

Business Involvement in Education: 'Show Up or Shut Up'

Workforce development, the skills gap, talent pipeline--these are all current buzzwords in U.S. education. But how are these challenges being tackled around the world?

November 22, 2014

Atlanta Cheating Trial Wraps Up Eighth Week of Testimony, No End in Sight

One teacher testified that she was fired for telling state investigators about the cheating that was happening.

November 12, 2014

Atlanta Cheating Trial: Former Governor Says Test Fraud Had to Be 'Conspiratorial'

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue took the witness stand during the Atlanta cheating trial earlier this week, saying that educators in the district must have been collaborating to inflate student performance.

November 04, 2014

Live Election Coverage: U.S. Senate Races

Keep on top of the outcome in pivotal U.S. Senate races as the ballot results roll in Nov. 4 and throughout the following day.

October 24, 2014

Ga.'s Republican Schools Chief Endorses Democrat to Replace Him

Breaking with his Republican Party cohorts in a typically deep-red state, Georgia education chief John Barge announced that he was endorsing Democrat Valarie Wilson.

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