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Atlanta school chief: APS cheating scandal still casts a shadow on district


With Atlanta Public Schools in the midst of change -- the school board approved two elementary school closings this week -- I sat down with Superintendent Meria Carstarphen for a long video interview on the challenges and future of the district.

AJC multimedia journalist Erica Hernandez broke the interview into nine short segments. (Two to three minutes.)

In videos 6 and 7, Carstarphen addresses a related issue: Does the will exists across communities to improve Atlanta schools or has the cheating scandal created lasting doubts?

Here is a link to the first video.

Link to the second segment.

Link to the third segment.

Link to the fourth segment.

Link to the fifth segment.

In this segment, Carstarphen addresses whether there is community will to help Atlanta schools.

In this one, the school chief discusses the shadow of the cheating scandal.

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Maureen Downey has written editorials and opinion pieces about local, state and federal education policy since the 1990s.