Having wrapped up its 11th week, the long-running trial will resume Jan. 5, but the judge told jurors it could run until April.
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December 19, 2014
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.
December 07, 2014
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
Plans call for a new assessment, known as a "kindergarten-entry profile," to be introduced statewide in 2017.
November 26, 2014
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
One teacher testified that she was fired for telling state investigators about the cheating that was happening.
November 12, 2014
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
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
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.