Last chance for state’s first charter school as concerns deepen

The state commission governing charter schools says First Place, the state’s first charter, has 10 days to prove it is adequately addressing problems that could sink the school.

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11 former Atlanta educators convicted in cheating scandal

ATLANTA (AP) — 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 accused of falsifying test results...

Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume. The sentiment is catching on. Calling themselves...