Officials investigating DeKalb school leaders

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ATLANTA - The Georgia Professional Standards Commission is investigating allegations that two DeKalb County school administrators changed answers on a standardized test to improve students' scores.

Commission executive secretary Kelly Henson said the school district has filed formal complaints about former Atherton Elementary principal James Berry and assistant principal Doretha Alexander. The two could lose their teaching licenses if they are found guilty by the commission, which oversees educator certification.

Berry and Alexander were arrested late last week by DeKalb County police and charged with tampering with public documents. A state audit released two weeks ago revealed cheating at Atherton and three other elementary schools in Georgia.


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