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Former Atlanta schools chief charged in test cheating scandal has cancer

Special to SEGAZINE

Beverly Hall, the former Atlanta schools superintendent accused of a participating in a large-scale conspiracy to cheat on standardized tests, has breast cancer, her lawyer said Thursday.

Hall is receiving treatment for the condition, lawyer Richard Deane said in an emailed statement. Hall will continue to fight the charges against her, Deane said.

A Fulton County grand jury in March indicted Beverly Hall and 34 of her former subordinates, accusing them of being involved in a broad conspiracy to cheat, conceal cheating or retaliate against whistleblowers in an effort to bolster test scores and receive bonuses for improved student performance.

Former elementary school principal Willie Davenport, one of the educators who was indicted, has died at the age of 66, said Howard Grant, executive director of the Atlanta Board of Education. The cause and date of her death have not been released.

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