Atlanta schools subpoenaed in criminal case

Atlanta Public Schools is notifying parents and students that it will have to turn over students’ education information in response to a subpoena related to the criminal case of former educators accused of cheating on standardized tests.

The school system said in its announcement that the information will be made available to court officials starting Friday unless it is restrained by a legal authority.

Thirty-five former Atlanta educators, including Superintendent Beverly Hall, face charges including racketeering and theft based on accusations that they inflated students’s scores.