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Atlanta cheating scandal's complication continues

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Nine Atlanta teachers, who falsify students' standardized tests, reported to Fulton County Jail Tuesday, CNN reported.

There were 35 educators told to report to jail by Tuesday for the conspiracy of unexplained improvement of standardized test scores and only 7 showed up by midafternoon, the New York Times reported.

The former schools superintendent Beverly Hall denied participating in the cheating scandal, and she could face up to 40 years prison time once convicted, the New York Times reported.

The investigation traced the cheating back in 2009 when a few Atlanta school administrators were found regularly changing students' scores or providing answers, CNN reported.

"We've never had anything in education like this," said Warren Fortson, an attorney for her and two other accused teachers, the New York Times reported.

The educators cheated to gain bonuses, secure job and enhance careers, Michael Bowers, a former Georgia attorney general who investigated the cheating scandal, said, CNN reported.

"Tragically, the Atlanta cheating scandal harmed our children and it crystallizes the unintended consequences of our test-crazed policies," according to a statement written by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and Georgia Federation of Teachers President Verdaillia Turner.

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