Hearings to begin in APS cheating scandal

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Motions hearings begin regarding cheating at Atlanta Public Schools

ATLANTA -- Three days of motions hearings are expected to begin Monday in Fulton County court regarding 35 educators charged with racketeering, lying to investigators and theft.

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Judge Jerry Baxter will oversee the proceedings where it will be argued whether the defendants should be tried separately or as a group.

On Sunday, Mayor Kasim Reed said he could not comment on the pending cases but is certain that systemic cheating in Atlanta's schools will never happen again.

"I don't feel our school children will ever have to go through this again. We now have a number of measures to ensure that cheating does not occur during testing. Our children's progress will be real, earned and it will be authentic," Reed said.

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