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Atlanta Launches STEM Teacher Residency

teacher residencyAtlanta Public Schools has a plan for easing its shortage of math and science teachers: Create them. The 50,000-student district is launching an urban residency program to prepare both career-changers and current educators to work in math and science classrooms. Recruits will spend a year shadowing a high-performing APS teacher while completing a master’s in education from Georgia State University.

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Atlanta Educators Fired for Cheating

CheatingA Georgia state commission voted to revoke the licenses of eight Atlanta Public Schools teachers and three administrators, imposing the first sanctions in one of the nation’s largest test cheating scandals. The decision stems from a state investigation, released in July, that revealed high numbers of wrong-to-right erasures in nearly half of the district’s 100 schools dating as far back as 2001.

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