The effects of cheating and neglect of gifted students

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Today’s moderator: Maureen Downey

Maureen Downey has written about local, state and federal education policy at the AJC for 12 years. She’s also taught college classes in mass communications and journalism. However, she’s learned more about schools from having four children in them.

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A 90-page grand jury indictment handed down Friday describes how Atlanta Public School officials fostered a culture of cheating and tried to cover it up. What the report doesn't address is how cheating affected students and teachers. I discuss that in my column today. In a guest column, a local parent writes about the neglect of gifted students, which she believes will now change with a new teacher evaluation method in Georgia that charts student growth. Readers also voice their views on gifted education.

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