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Two DeKalb County school cheating cases still pending


In response to a question the other day on the blog about the status of the DeKalb educator cheating cases, the AJC's Marlon Walker checked into it.

Here is an excerpt from his story:

Two DeKalb school administrators accused of manipulating standardized tests and attendance records are still awaiting an outcome to their cases, though they were charged at nearly the same time as the Atlanta Public Schools officials who were sentenced this week.

A DeKalb County grand jury returned indictments on April 16, 2013, against Rock Chapel Elementary School Principal Angela Jennings, Cedar Grove Middle School Principal Agnes Flanagan and Stoneview Elementary School Assistant Principal Derrick Wooten on charges of manipulating records.

One of those three, Jennings, pleaded guilty to five counts and received a $1,000 fine along with five years probation, during which she cannot seek or accept employment in a Georgia school system. Jennings removed students temporarily from enrollment records so their 2010 CRCT results would not count toward the school’s average scores.

A spokesman for the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office said the cases against Flanagan and Wooten were still pending. He expects the case involving Flanagan to be resolved in the next 30 days. He said the case involving Wooten was delayed because Wooten’s attorney was also involved in the long-running Atlanta Public Schools trial.


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