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APS to unveil plan to help victims of cheating scandal

ATLANTA -- Members of the Atlanta Public School Board will meet on Monday to talk about how to identify and help students whose test answers were changed as part of a widespread cheating scandal.

COMPLETE COVERAGE: CRCT Cheating Investigation

APS staff will present the board with a "Student Intervention Plan" during a work session starting at 2 p.m. The board could approve the plan during its full board meeting Monday night.

To date, Superintendent Erroll Davis has focused on punishing teachers and principals who cheated on the 2009 CRCTs. He has said it will be equally important to identify and provide remedial help to students who were cheated.

Former APS leader paid $188K for day's work in Texas

DESOTO, Texas -- A Texas school district has decided to pay Kathy Augustine $188,000 after cutting ties with the superintendent who served one day on the job.

The DeSoto Independent School, near Dallas, hired the former APS deputy superintendent in April.

In August, school trustees negotiated a voluntary exit agreement with her after she was implicated in the fallout of Atlanta's CRCT cheating scandal.

Augustine received $31,333 while on paid leave. The Texas school district then added $156,666 to complete the severance package, equaling what would have been one year of Augustine's pay.

MORE: Texas district cuts ties with ex-Atlanta official

Nation pauses on 10th anniversary of 9/11

Nation pauses on 10th anniversary of 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) - The family members of people killed in the Sept. 11 attacks and the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center are remembering their loved ones at the newly opened Memorial Plaza at the World Trade Center site.

IN DEPTH: How 9/11 Changed America

The city is observing the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Sunday at the site. The centerpiece of the ceremony is the reading of the names of nearly 3,000 people who died in the attacks.

The ceremony also serves as the memorial's official opening. The site opens to the public Monday. The memorial sits next to a construction project where office towers, a transportation hub and a cultural center are taking shape. The signature skyscraper, One World Trade Center, is rising quickly and will be the tallest in the country when completed.

Want to be "Super VIP" and hang backstage during Music Midtown? Tickets on Sale

Want to be "Super VIP" and hang backstage during Music Midtown? Tickets on Sale

ATLANTA:  Music Midtown is back with a Super VIP package that will make you feel like the superstar. Enjoy special benefits exclusive to Super VIP ticket holders such as backstage area access and private viewing areas that will put you up front and center at each performance. Skip the lines because Super VIP status puts you into private air conditioned hospitality areas and restrooms away from the crowds.

DOWNTOWN: Georgia commemorates Sept. 11 attacks

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal held a moment of silence for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which took place 10 years ago this Sunday.

IN DEPTH: How 9/11 Changed America

Deal led a brief memorial ceremony at the state Capitol Friday, flanked by Georgia's Chief Justice Carol Hunstein and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

Deal also paid tribute to members of the military that have served in the wars that have taken place since the attacks on New York and Washington.

Deal did not speak to reporters. Spokesman Brian Robinson said the state is taking increased security precautions due to the anniversary, but he said there has been no mention of Georgia as a potential target.

Flags will be flown at half staff at all Georgia government buildings through sunset on Sunday.

Here comes the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Here comes the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Atlanta --  One of the most highly anticipated festivals throughout the office this summer has been Saturday's Atlanta Ice Cream Festival.

It is the first of its kind that will include a variety of food vendors, live entertainment, and fun for all at Piedmont Park.  For the health conscious, there will be health and fitness activities to help burn off the calories.

Complete details below:

WHO:   The Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

 

WHEN:  Saturday, September 10, 2011, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Piedmont Park, 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive Atlanta, GA

 

WHY:   Ice Cream is an $11 billion retail industry. America is the ice

cream capital of the world, producing over 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream per year.  Each American consumes around 22 quarts of ice cream a year.