Atlanta Public Schools may be forced to renew the contracts of 90 tenured teachers implicated in one of the nation’s largest cheating scandals because of job protection rights, the Huffington Post reports. According to state law, the 90 tenured educators — of the 120 currently on paid administrative leave for being involved in the scandal — will be given an automatic yearlong renewal of their contracts on May 15, unless the district terminates them before then, WSB-TV reports. The district, however, cannot take administrative action to fire those teachers without sufficient evidence — which is currently being held up in a criminal investigation by Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard. Howard is looking into felony indictments against the educators for altering state documents, lying to investigators and stealing government funds…

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