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Defense attorney Robert Rubin, left, and former Former Atlanta Public Schools school research team director Sharon Davis Williams, listen as the verdicts are read in the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial, Wednesday in Atlanta. [AP photo]

Eleven former Atlanta educators convicted in cheating scandal

ATLANTA — In one of the biggest cheating scandals of its kind in the U.S., 11 former Atlanta public school educators were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their role in a scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams. The defendants, including teachers, a principal and other administrators, were a …

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  1. Pasco teen volunteer wants classroom to be permanent part of her future

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    HOLIDAY — When Anclote High School junior Sydney Payne reports to her volunteer job as a teacher's assistant in Carol Ciadella's class at Gulfside Elementary School, it's not unusual for students to stop and give her a hug, to ask her questions, to tell her about their days.

    Anclote High student Sydney Payne, 17, works on a graph activity with Gulfside Elementary student Elijah Millan, 8.
  2. Seven Springs Middle School turns to crowdfunding for media center upgrades

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    TRINITY — Four days before winter break ended, Seven Springs Middle School principal Chris Dunning visited campus to make sure things were ready for classes to resume.

  3. Browning critical of use of property tax funds for charter school construction

    K12

    They might all be Republicans. But Pasco schools superintendent Kurt Browning isn't letting his GOP colleagues in the Florida House off easily for their support of a bill changing charter school funding.

  4. Eleven former Atlanta educators convicted in cheating scandal

    Testing

    ATLANTA — In one of the biggest cheating scandals of its kind in the U.S., 11 former Atlanta public school educators were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their role in a scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams.

    Defense attorney Robert Rubin, left, and former Former Atlanta Public Schools school research team director Sharon Davis Williams, listen as the verdicts are read in the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial, Wednesday in Atlanta. [AP photo]
  5. Central High senior finds the way to orienteering crown

    K12

    BROOKSVILLE — Give David Latin a compass. Turn him loose in the woods. And a national championship happens.

    Allison Zito, left, Adam Jackson, center, and Brandon Mowatt, are on Central High’s JROTC academic team that will compete in the nationals. The fourth team member, Samantha Smith, is not pictured.
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