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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.

April 02, 2015

The Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal: How Did We Get Here?

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

Plan Modeled on State-Run Districts in Tenn., La. Approved by Ga. Senate

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

Athens, Ga., Schools Chief Named Superintendent of the Year

Philip Lanoue has led the 13,000-student Clarke County school system since 2009.

February 24, 2015

Georgia to Abandon Mandate on Teaching Integrated Math

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

Proposal to Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History Moves Ahead in Oklahoma

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

Ga. Lawmaker Calls Advanced Placement U.S. History Course 'Revisionist'

Last week, Republican state Sen. William Ligon introduced a resolution calling on the College Board to return its previous course framework.

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.

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