Investigator: teachers aiding Ga. schools probe - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Investigator: teachers aiding Ga. schools probe

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - The lead investigator for Gov. Nathan Deal's probe of school test cheating in Dougherty County says several teachers have confessed or provided tips that have helped his team.

The Albany Herald reports that the investigator, Richard Hyde, says the investigative team will returning in force to Albany when school starts in August.

Hyde says he expects to offer immunity to teachers and administrators who step forward with information, as was the case in the investigation of Atlanta public schools.

A governor's report on the Atlanta investigation released last week found cheating in 44 of the 56 Atlanta schools examined and that 178 teachers and principals in the system had cheated.

Dougherty County school system attorney Tommy Coleman said last week that the system will give investigators whatever assistance they need.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Columbus woman shot on Cusseta Road Thursday morning

    Columbus woman shot on Cusseta Road Thursday morning

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:30 AM EDT2017-07-20 12:30:07 GMT

    Columbus police confirmed a woman was shot early Thursday morning on According to police, the shooting happened on the 2000 block of Cusseta Road near 25th Avenue around 5:30 a.m. 

    More >>

    Columbus police confirmed a woman was shot early Thursday morning on According to police, the shooting happened on the 2000 block of Cusseta Road near 25th Avenue around 5:30 a.m. 

    More >>
  • Most Wanted: July 2017 Rigdon Road shooting

    Most Wanted: July 2017 Rigdon Road shooting

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-07-20 02:33:21 GMT
    (Source: WTVM File)(Source: WTVM File)

    Three people shot, one died, and a gunman is a free man as Columbus police need help to take this person off the streets.

    More >>

    Three people shot, one died, and a gunman is a free man as Columbus police need help to take this person off the streets.

    More >>
  • Whitewater in Columbus, 5 years later

    Whitewater in Columbus, 5 years later

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-07-20 03:17:42 GMT
    (Source: Aaron Lee/WTVM)(Source: Aaron Lee/WTVM)

    It was five years ago when the Chattahoochee River in Columbus changed, and the economy surrounding the river changed as well. 

    More >>

    It was five years ago when the Chattahoochee River in Columbus changed, and the economy surrounding the river changed as well. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly