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July 11

July 11, 2011 --

Cheating probe could get ex-APS official fired in Texas Gwinnett indigent defense billing system under scrutiny

Dec. 19

December 19, 2010 --

APS suppressed cheating scandal Broxton mayor, daughter indicted; $575K missing Nahunta council members resign after threats, bullets

Aug. 20

August 20, 2010 --

Perdue: ATL cheating probe was stonewalled ATL superintendent pledges cooperation with state investigation APD major demoted over leak accusations Forsyth Co. official fired for sexually explicit e-mails, mismanagement Audit brings former Macon city clerk back into fray

July 11

July 11, 2010 --

ATL schools’ cheating probe faces scrutiny Crowded hospitals leave mentally ill inmates in jail Barton on Imperial Sugar fines: The cost of doing business Oxendine target of mid-’90s probe Forsyth Co. planning director sues under whistleblower act

Feb. 12

February 12, 2010 --

CRCT cheating details in DeKalb revealed ATL superintendent: ‘Why would I want to cover up cheating?’ State board orders investigations into cheating suspicions BOE chairwoman: Clayton schools not cheating Bill would restrict bonus pay for teachers’ pension fund investors Power plants concerned about mollusk protection Dawson County Superior Court clerk accused of stealing $128K Mayor’s […]

Test scores questioned at 1 in 10 GA schools

Test scores questioned at 1 in 10 GA schools
February 10, 2010 --

One in 10 Georgia public schools showed a suspicious number of changed answers on the 2009 Criterion Referenced Competency Test. The state Board of Education may order local investigations and monitoring of the 2010 CRCTs to “eliminate future problems and help students who have been adversely affected by test tampering,” said Kathleen Mathers, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. We’ve got the list of schools.

APS: No ‘concrete’ evidence of cheating on 5th-grade tests at Deerwood

August 21, 2009 --

Atlanta’s public school system has found no “concrete, non-statistical evidence” of cheating on fifth-grade CRCT tests last year at Deerwood Academy. State officials in June said a disproportionate number of erasures suggested Deerwood students’ answers had been changed improperly. But attorney Penn Payne, hired to investigate the case for APS, blamed the discrepancies today on “negligence in record keeping, lack of energy and diligence in following the rules, and supervisory failure.” Read on to download the full report.

State flagged test score improvements at 18 schools

July 14, 2009 --

Eighteen Georgia schools improved fifth-graders’ CRCT scores enough in 2008 to trigger suspicions of cheating, the Augusta Chronicle reports. State officials last week threw out four schools’ scores for apparent cheating and have dropped investigations into two others. The state found 18 schools with statistically remarkable improvements in retest scores. The list includes Slater Elementary […]