Former APS Superintendent Beverly Hall arrives at the Fulton County Jail on Tuesday, April 2, 2012. A report from the state-led investigation stated that during her 12-year reign, Hall, in an effort to to meet tough academic targets, created a culture of cheating then turned a blind eye to it. The special investigators’ report described years of misconduct, much of it coming directly out of the superintendent’s office.
Former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall heads towards the Fulton County Jail on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 to turn herself in. The state-led investigation report attributes Hall's "aloof leadership style" with contributing to an overall atmosphere that fueled cheating, mistrust and suppression. In statements issued through her lawyer and in an Op-Ed piece published in July 2011in the AJC, Hall denied that she, her staff or the "vast majority" of Atlanta educators knew or should have known of "allegedly widespread" cheating. She retired June 30, 2011.