Monday, October 24, 2011

Georgia: Licenses Suspended in Cheating Scandal

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October 13, 2011

Georgia: Licenses Suspended in Cheating Scandal


The first formal repercussions from a cheating scandal in the Atlanta school district were handed down Thursday by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Eleven teachers who were accused of changing scores on state standardized tests will lose their licenses to teach for two years. Three people in "leadership positions" in schools where cheating was discovered have lost their licenses permanently, said Kelly Henson, executive secretary of the commission. The commission is expected to review approximately 200 teachers and administrators, using information gathered by state investigators. About 120 educators named in the report remain on paid leave. Some educators might also face criminal charges. 

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