Some findings from the report were released by Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday.
Deal said 44 of the 56 schools investigated took part in cheating. Investigators also found that 38 principals were wither responsible for the cheating or were directly involved in it. And they determined that 178 teachers and principals cheated. Of those, 82 confessed to the misconduct.
Deal said Tuesday that the results of the investigation are being forwarded to the appropriate prosecutors and that many of the cases could lead to criminal prosecution.
Teachers named in the report will have their cases referred to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and other officials have arrived at the governor's office for a meeting to discuss a report on cheating in the city's public schools system.
Reed, state schools Superintendent John Barge, interim Atlanta schools Superintendent Erroll Davis, House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and Atlanta School Board Chairwoman Brenda Muhammad arrived at Gov. Nathan Deal's office Tuesday morning for a meeting on the investigation.
None of them offered comment. Deal scheduled a news conference about the investigation for 11 a.m.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said the report to be released on Tuesday names nearly 180 educators, including more than three dozen principals, as taking part in cheating on state curriculum tests.
The release of the report follows an investigation into allegations of widespread cheating in the school system.