October 4, 2011
Authored by: Barry Hester
On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Bryan Cave’s Atlanta office will host a Business Over Breakfast event focused on the Atlanta Public Schools cheating investigation. The results of a state investigation into an alleged culture of test score manipulation by teachers in the district were released in July of 2011 and have attracted national attention. Prior to the July release of the state’s findings, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) placed the system’s high schools on accreditary probation based on alleged governance and leadership deficiencies.
As one of the state’s largest school systems works to preserve its accreditation, join Bryan Cave for a panel discussion on the future of the district and the impact of the cheating investigation on students, education, and business. WABE 90.1 FM’s Rose Scott will moderate, and panelists will include Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dr. Thomas Smith of Emory’s Goizueta Business School, and Representative Kathy Ashe of the Georgia House of Representatives. Breakfast and registration begins at 7:30 am, with the panel scheduled to speak from 8:15 through 9:15am.