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Atlanta Cheating Trial Rests With Jury
Jurors in the Atlanta district's test-cheating case have begun deliberations in what is believed to be the longest and most complex academic-misconduct trial in U.S. history.
A dozen former Atlanta educators are accused of conspiring to inflate test scores to meet federal accountability requirements by changing answers or guiding students to fill in the correct responses on a 2009 state test. If convicted, the defendants could each face up to 20 years in jail.
The trial began in August and concluded last week.
Vol. 34, Issue 25, Page 4Published in Print: March 25, 2015, as Atlanta Cheating Trial Rests With Jury