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Former Atlanta superintendent, 34 others indicted in test cheating scandal

Former Atlanta School Superintendent Beverly Hall has been accused in a criminal indictment of leading a corrupt school system that used students’ test scores to earn bonuses if they rose, or intimidation and termination if they fell. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says a Fulton County, Ga., grand jury has returned a 65-count indictment against Hall and the 34 other district employees who allegedly conspired to make the school district look more successful than it was.

MORE: Read the list of defendants and what charges they are facing. (Fulton County District Attorney's Office)

UPDATE: The first of almost three dozen indicted Atlanta public school educators are expected to surrender to authorities Monday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says retired School Superintendent Beverly Hall, some of her top deputies, principals, teachers and a secretary have until Tuesday to turn themselves in.

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