Official: At least 10 confessions of cheating in Dougherty Co.
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - State investigators say at least 10 educators in Dougherty County Schools have confessed to cheating on standardized tests.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that special investigator Richard Hyde said he and others have interviewed more than 300 educators in the district. He said some have admitted to either sharing answers with students or changing answers after students turned their tests in.
Special investigators were appointed by then-Gov. Sonny Perdue in August 2010 to look into possible cheating the previous year in the Atlanta and Dougherty County school systems. The investigation revealed widespread cheating by nearly 180 educators in almost half of Atlanta's 100 schools.
Hyde said Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents spent 12 weeks in Dougherty doing interviews. Hyde said a report is expected by December.
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