Atlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public schools have been closed before Hurricane Irma’s impact on the state of Georgia. The governor has expanded the state of emergency on majority of the state. Hurricane Irma is expected to bring  wind gusts up to 60 mph, heavy rain beginning Monday morning, and power outages. The storm will likely be  a Tropical Storm when it […]

Three of the Atlanta Public Schools educators found guilty in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating case had their sentences reduced from seven years in prison to three. MUST READ: Convicted APS Educators Sentenced to Prison, Community Service [VIDEO] Former regional directors Tamara Cotman, Michael Pitts and Sharon Davis-Williams were convicted of racketeering in the APS […]

Sentencing resumed today for the 10 Atlanta Public Schools educators found guilty of cheating. Although the educators faced sentences of up to 20 years in prison, Judge Jerry Baxter gave the convicted educators the option of admitting guilt and taking a plea deal or facing a harsh prison sentence. He gave them until 10 am […]

A jury has found 11 of 12 defendants guilty in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial. Only former Dobbs Elementary School teacher Dessa Curb was found not-guilty on all counts. The convictions included racketeering for allegedly cheating on standardized test. The verdicts were mixed for the lesser felonies, with some defendants being found not-guilty and […]

Former Atlanta Public School Superintendent Beverly Hall has died after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 66 years old. Hall has been battling breast cancer as dozens of teachers stand trial for the cheating scandal that rocked Atlanta and the nation. The cheating scandal occurred when Hall was head of the school district. […]

All of the indicted Atlanta Public Schools educators have reported to the Fulton County Jail and have been processed, including former APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall. WSB TV captured footage of Dr. Hall as she left jail after posting bond. She is accused of racketeering, theft and more. Hall is one of 35 APS employees […]

Parents and graduates of Atlanta Public Schools are outraged that Gucci Mane was allowed to speak to students at Crawford Long Middle School’s career day last week. WSB-TV spoke to Crawford Long Middle School parents who said Gucci should not have been talking to children because of his graphic rap lyrics and extensive criminal record, […]

Telvis Douglas, the 14-year-old student who was shot in the head yesterday at Price Middle School, has been released from Grady Memorial Hospital and is at home recovering from his injuries. The shooting at the southeast Atlanta school occurred around 1:50 pm between the main building and the gym. A teacher was also injured in […]

The fallout from the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal continues. Interim Superintendent Erroll Davis has replaced four area superintendents with principals and former school board chairman Khaatim Sherrer El announced his resignation in the continuing fallout from the scandal that has turned the nation’s attention on Atlanta. El fought back tears in an emotional address […]

A scathing investigative report released by Gov. Nathan Deal that has gone national found that 178 teachers and principals in 44 Atlanta Public Schools have cheated to improve their school’s test score, according to an investigation by the state of Georgia. The year-long investigation found that teachers and principals erased and corrected mistakes on students’ […]

One of the nation's top accrediting agencies has placed Atlanta Public Schools on probation, giving its fractious school board nine months to shape up or force the ultimate penalty on thousands of students: loss of accreditation.