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Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter describes how three former school officials 'were at the top of the chain' during sentencing in Atlanta last week.
—Kent D. Johnson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/AP

Stiff Sentences for Convicted Atlanta Educators Shock Many

Most of the former educators convicted in a cheating scandal will remain free on bond while they appeal. (April 17, 2015)

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04/16 08:27 am | Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Honored for Promoting Civics Education | The retired U.S. Supreme Court justice was lauded for founding iCivics, a program of online educational games to teach about government.

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May 13, 2013 - Education Week
Teachers represented in the lawsuit against the state education department argue that they are being graded against subjects and students they don't teach.
April 16, 2013 | Updated: May 7, 2013 - Education Week
No good can come of shifting the blame from the perpetrators to the system when it comes to organized cheating on standardized tests, writes Michael J. Feuer.
April 9, 2013 - Education Week
Concerns about the well-being of children of gay parents came up as the Supreme Court heard arguments on same-sex marriage.
April 2, 2013 - Education Week
Legal briefs in a pair of cases to be argued at the Supreme Court raise such issues as schools' treatment of same-sex parents and gay students and the possible impact on curriculum.
March 25, 2013 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on a provision of the Voting Rights Act that affects hundreds of school districts.
March 5, 2013 - Education Week
A state district court judge ruled the Texas school financing system unconstitutional, cheering hundreds of local districts that had sued.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
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Hazelwood at 25
A Supreme Court decision that diminished students' First Amendment rights has had dire consequences on a generation of young people, writes Frank D. LoMonte.
February 5, 2013 - Education Week
January 29, 2013 - Education Week
Court battles continue to put pressure on policymakers at the state level, even in the wake of settled cases.
January 22, 2013 - Education Week

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