Topic: Beverly L. Hall
Some educators say the Atlanta cheating scandal is a warning sign of the dangers and perverse incentives that can result from a policy that stakes so much on standardized testing results.
An investigation by the state of Georgia found widespread cheating on standardized tests by nearly 180 educators in 44 Atlanta schools, dating back to 2005. On Friday, 35 administrators and teachers were indicted by a Fulton County grand jury.
Urban school districts look to 'savior' superintendents, only to fire them when they fail to fix everything. Leadership is important, but no single individual can redeem America's failing big-city schools. By pretending otherwise, we set our leaders – and our students – up for failure.
09/14/2011 01:00 pm
Atlanta's new interim superintendent has given new powers to whistleblowers and is eyeing bonus policies that rewarded high test scores.
07/08/2011 04:20 pm
An 800-page report says at least 178 Atlanta teachers and principals cheated to raise student test scores. Some may face jail time, putting a new spin on the phrase 'high-stakes testing.'
07/06/2011 03:50 pm
At least 178 teachers and principals in Atlanta Public Schools cheated to raise student scores on high-stakes standardized tests, according to a report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
07/05/2011 06:37 pm