Ex-Atlanta Schools Chief Indicted

After a long state investigation into Atlanta’s cheating scandal, former district superintendent Beverly Hall was indicted yesterday by a Fulton County grand jury, along with 34 other school administrators and teachers, the New York Times reports. Hall was charged with racketeering, theft, influencing witnesses, conspiracy and making false statements, and could face up to 45 years in prison if convicted. She continues to deny the charges and any involvement in cheating. During the decade that she led the school district, Atlanta students often performed better than wealthier suburban districts on state tests. It was revealed that some teachers and principals even held “cheating parties” where they would gather in a room to change test answers.

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