ATLANTA – (WAOK/AJC) – A dozen Atlanta public school teachers, implicated in a widespread cheating scandal have now been cleared of any wrongdoing. Officials say they just could not determine if the teachers actually changed answers on the CRCT tests, or if they were aware of cheating. An APS tribunal has been hearing each case individually, and then making a recommendation to the school board, which utlimately makes the decision on whether to retain the educators. Nearly 200 Atlanta educators were named in the cheating investigation. It’s still undetermined if the vindicated teachers, who’ve been on administrative leave, since last summer, will be offered a contract for the next school year, because the district is still considering its bottom line.
Atlanta Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 50,000 students across 106 learning sites.( Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)