Six months after plans were announced for an academy to help thousands of schoolchildren harmed by the Atlanta district’s test-cheating scandal, a prosecutor now says those plans are on hold.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said he has been unable to raise millions of dollars he estimates it would cost. Howard had announced the effort at an April news conference after several former educators were sentenced. Now, he says he hopes the business community will support the undertaking.
The Atlanta Redemption Academy says on its website that cheating on standardized tests deprived students of educational help and left Atlanta with an undereducated workforce. The academy aimed to provide them with tutoring, GED classes, or job training.
A version of this article appeared in the October 21, 2015 edition of Education Week as Help for Atlanta Students Being Put on Hold