Atlanta Teacher Accused of Cheating Reinstated

ATLANTA (AP) -- An Atlanta Public Schools teacher who was accused of cheating on several standardized tests has been reinstated by a panel of educators.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Angela Williamson on Saturday became the first APS educator to have her job reinstated. She appeared before the tribunal in the Criterion Referenced Competency Test cheating scandal.

In tears after the decision, Williamson said she knew she was innocent and looked forward to getting her life back after a draining process.

State investigators say that Williamson prompted students during the CRCT test to change their answers while she was a teacher a Dobbs Elementary in 2008 and 2009.

Her lawyer Gerald Griggs says they will consider suing the district to reinstate her name.

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