Grad jury indicts 35 teachers in Atlanta school cheating scandal

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The grand jury indicted 35 Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators Friday on charges of racketeering and corruption, news sources reported.

Beverly Hall, the former schools superintendent, was among those indicted by a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, reported CNN.

Dr. Hall gained national recognition in 2009 for turning around Atlanta's school system, reported CNN.

Jackie Parks, a third-grade teacher at Venetian Hills Elementary School, was the first to confess the testing scandal, reported NYTimes.

Ms. Parks admitted to Richard Hyde, Georgia state investigator, that she was one of seven teachers who "sat in a locked windowless room every afternoon during the week of state testing, raising students' scores by erasing wrong answers and making them right," reported NYTimes.

Dr. Hall was charged with racketeering, theft, influencing witnesses, conspiracy and making false statements, reported NYTimes.

Dr. Hall could face up to 45 years in prison, reported CNN.

Hall and the 34 other teachers indicted have been ordered to surrender to authorities by Tuesday, Paul Howard, the district attorney, told CNN.

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