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Schools in cheating probe rewarded with bonus pay

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Records show that educators at several Atlanta schools named in Georgia's investigation of cheating on state tests received thousands of dollars in bonus money tied to high test scores.  

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that about $500,000 in bonus money was paid to educators at 13 schools implicated in the state investigation since January 2009.  

Investigators released a scathing report in early July that named more than 170 educators, including several administrators, in Atlanta Public Schools.  

The Journal-Constitution, citing records obtained by the newspaper and WSB-TV, reports that the payouts varied, with some schools receiving bonuses for every employee, from bus drivers to the principal. State investigators say the bonuses ranged from $50 to $2,000 per person, depending on how well they met target scores on the state tests.

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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