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May 4

May 4, 2010 --

12 ATL schools are ‘highest priority’ in cheating investigation McBerry denies having sex with that high school girl A peek inside Ga.’s legislative fund-raising game Metro ATL public officials take lavish trip to Phoenix Ex-legislator hopes to prove selective prosecution Controversial Senate chairman retiring High court rejects public defender complaint Group blasts school districts for […]

Feb. 15

February 15, 2010 --

School districts to conduct internal cheating probes Gov. Perdue’s free trips One year later, still no work on many stimulus-funded projects Plan calls for national team to overhaul mental health service

Atlanta schools top peers – by far – in $100K+ salaries

Atlanta schools top peers - by far - in $100K+ salaries
January 19, 2010 --

Nearly 1,000 employees in five local school districts earned $100,000 or more in 2008-09, with the heaviest concentration by far in Atlanta Public Schools, an analysis of salary data shows. Administrative salaries face the knife across metro Atlanta as districts try to tighten budgets without harming classroom instruction. DeKalb last year paid more $100,000+ salaries — 223 — than any other Georgia district, followed by Fulton, Gwinnett, Atlanta and Cobb. For its size, though, Atlanta Superintendent Beverly Hall‘s district had more large salaries than the others.

Phantom school districts tagged for stimulus $$$

September 25, 2009 --

By JENNIFER LaFLEUR/ProPublica

Hillcrest Rural Schools in north-central Kansas is set to get nearly $7,000 in federal stimulus money to help its disadvantaged students. Only one glitch: The district doesn’t exist anymore. It closed in 2006 when it was merged into another nearby district.