Top Official Resigns Amid Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal

A spokesman for Atlanta schools says one of the district's top administrators implicated by state investigators in a test cheating scandal has resigned.

Schools spokesman Keith Bromery says human resources chief Millicent Few resigned Monday night. State investigators say Few illegally ordered the destruction or alteration of documents to downplay reports of cheating in the 50,000-student district.

Investigators say Few denied the allegations against her. A listed phone number could not be found for Few.

She is among 178 Atlanta schools educators named in a voluminous state report who are accused of either cheating or allowing cheating. The probe found cheating in nearly half of the district's 100 schools since 2001, affecting tens of thousands of children.