News in Brief
New Superintendent Named for Atlanta Public Schools
Meria Carstarphen, who has been schools superintendent in Austin, Texas, for five years, has been tapped by the Atlanta school board to lead its school system.
She has also been a superintendent in St. Paul, Minn., and was the chief accountability officer in the District of Columbia public schools.
The 47,000-student Atlanta district has been embroiled for several years in a cheating scandal that last year led to the indictment of 35 educators, including retired Superintendent Beverly Hall.
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