Atlanta School District Agrees To Repay $363,000 for Cheating
Federal money given to the Atlanta Public Schools will be repaid to the government. The state school Superintendent John Barge told the press that the district has 90 days to return the money, according to the Associated Press.
The State of Georgia investigated over 100 schools involved in a widespread systematic cheating scandal in the Atlanta Public Schools last year that dates back as far as 2001. There were nearly 180 educators and teachers who were accused of either giving students answers on tests or elaborately changing tests answers in order to achieve high scoring in the district.
The money to be repaid will be used for whatever schools need it most.