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  • State of Georgia Takes Control Of Five Atlanta Schools Due to Test Cheating

    State of Georgia Takes Control Of Five Atlanta Schools Due to Test Cheating

    State of Georgia Controls 5 ATL Schools

    State of Georgia Takes Control Of Five Atlanta Schools Due to Test Cheating

    Atlanta schools will be feeling the heat from their past indiscretions while they allegedly created a ‘culture of cheating‘ amongst students and staff. Now, the State of Georgia will be watching their every move while they try and repair the damage and run the schools properly.

    Find out what schools will be affected.

    Read report below:

    Five Atlanta schools are being placed under state control based on evidence of years of test cheating, officials announced Wednesday.




  • New Texas School Superintendent On Leave Due to Her Past with ATL Schools

    New Texas School Superintendent On Leave Due to Her Past with ATL Schools

    New Texas School Superintendent On Leave Due to Her Past with ATL Schools

    A newly named Texas school district superintendent agreed Monday to take a paid leave of absence as trustees re-examine her previous administrative post in the Atlanta school system, which is embroiled in widespread allegations of cheating on standardized tests.

    Trustees of the DeSoto Independent School District held a lengthy closed-door meeting that lasted late into the night before Superintendent Kathy Augustine read a statement announcing she was taking the leave of absence effective Tuesday.



  • Atlanta Schools to Seek Reform in Wake of Cheating Scandal

    Atlanta Schools to Seek Reform in Wake of Cheating Scandal

    Atlanta Schools to Seek Reform in Wake of Cheating Scandal

    Atlanta’s schools will flag suspicious test scores and achieve a culture of integrity in the wake of a cheating scandal that could lead to criminal charges against some principals and teachers, officials vowed Thursday.

    Interim Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr. received school board approval to mandate ethics training for employees and provide remedial help to perhaps thousands of Atlanta Public Schools students who may have improperly advanced because of the cheating.”We will have a more open, transparent and empowering culture,” said Davis.

    Read the full story here.



  • One ATL Principal Was Superintendent’s ‘Pet’ in the Cheating Test Scandal Across The District

    One ATL Principal Was Superintendent’s ‘Pet’ in the Cheating Test Scandal Across The District

    Christopher Waller, principal of Parks Middle School (on left)

    One ATL Principal Was Superintendent’s ‘Pet’ in the Cheating Test Scandal Across The District 

    Christopher Waller principal of Atlanta’s Parks Middle School did some extraordinary things at his school. Before Waller took charge, 1 percent of Parks’ eighth-graders exceeded expectations on the state’s curriculum test. In Waller’s first year, 46 percent reached that level.

    Superintendent Beverly Hall was impressed and found a way to use Waller as her ‘pet’ and example for all teachers and principals in Atlanta schools, says report.  Despite complaints of Christopher Waller’s alleged academic fraud, sexual harassment and other improprieties, Hall turned a blind eye because she needed him to help her turn the entire school district around with standardized test scores.