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Former APS superintendent, others indicted in cheating scandal

ATLANTA -A grand jury has indicted former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall and almost three dozen others in a cheating scandal. The indictment alleges that 35 educators conspired to conceal cheating or retaliate against whistleblowers in an effort to bolster the Criterion Referenced Competency Test scores. Prosecutors allege that the activity began as early as 2005. A state investigation in 2011 found cheating on standardized tests by nearly 180 educators in 44 Atlanta schools. Investigators say educators gave answers to students or changed answers on tests after they were turned in. Investigators say teachers who tried to report the cheating...

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Tuesday brings snow flurries to north Georgia – Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic … – MyFox Atlanta

More snow on Tuesday! Photo from a FOX 5 viewer. ATLANTA - Some areas in northwest Georgia, as well as the metro area, are seeing snow flurries on Tuesday. FOX 5 Storm Team Meteorologist Joanne Feldman says minor accumulations of ½" to 1" will be confined to the higher elevations of the north Georgia mountains. Due to the weather, Fannin, Towns and Union County closed schools for the day.Feldman says to take care of your pets and plants as the temperatures are expected to remain low until the end of the week. ...

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued as storms approach Georgia – Atlanta News … – MyFox Atlanta

ATLANTA - Be on the lookout for rain and potential storms as you make your way home Monday night.  Parts of Georgia are at risk for severe weather, and both a Tornado Watch and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch have already been issued for parts of west and northwest Georgia.The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for dozens of Georgia counties, including those in metro Atlanta.  It's in effect until 10 p.m., and includes the following counties: Bibb, Butts, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, DeKalb, Dooly, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Macon, Marion,...

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