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Atlanta school cheating trial has teachers facing prison
Atlanta school cheating trial has teachers facing prison

Amid a wave of school cheating scandals across the country, a landmark trial here is set to begin with school teachers facing up to 35 years in prison in one of the biggest academic misconduct cases in American history. Opening statements are expected to start this month in the trial of 12 former Atlanta Public Schools employees accused of boosting students' scores by altering and falsely certifying students' answers in standardized tests. The state's investigation implicated more than 180 teachers and administrators in 44 schools. The case highlights what many educators say is the mounting pressure to meet testing targets in the data-driven era of No Child Left Behind...

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