• Former APS superintendent undergoing breast cancer treatment


    ATLANTA - Former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall announced Thursday morning that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Her attorney, Richard Deane, said Hall did not wish to release additional information about her condition, but noted it has been reported to the court in reference to bond determination. She is undergoing treatment, Deane said.

    Hall thanked her supporters and offered condolences to the family of former APS principal and co-defendant Willie Davenport, who died on Tuesday.

    Hall is among more than 30 APS educators indicted in March in connection to the CRCT cheating scandal.

    She was charged with violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), false statements and writings, false swearing and theft by taking. Hall is set to stand trial later this year.

    Hall’s attorney denied the charges and any involvement in Hall’s part in the cheating scandal.

    A 2011 report issued following a probe into the scandal said Hall knew of widespread cheating in the school system. 

    Hall let her contract as superintendent expire in June 2011 after 12 years with APS. She won the 2009 National Superintendent of the Year Award, but problems began to arise on the heels of suspicion of standardized test cheating.

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