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Memorial Planned Tuesday For Former APS Superintendent Beverly Hall

FILE - In a Feb. 20, 2009 file photo, Beverly Hall, Atlanta superintendent of public schools, holds up her award after she was named the 2009 Superintendent of the Year at the American Association of School Administrators' National Conference on Education in San Francisco. Longtime Atlanta schools chief Beverly Hall has been lauded nationally as a model superintendent for turning around a struggling urban district. But the Jamaica native is retiring under a cloud of suspicion from allegations of widespread cheating in the 50,000-student district and accusations by a former employee that she ordered a cover up of test tampering. Hall is set to leave her job on June 30, just days before state investigators are expected to announce the results of a yearlong probe into whether educators changed answers on students' tests.    (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
FILE - In a Feb. 20, 2009 file photo, Beverly Hall, Atlanta superintendent of public schools, holds up her award after she was named the 2009 Superintendent of the Year at the American Association of School Administrators' National Conference on Education in San Francisco. Longtime Atlanta schools chief Beverly Hall has been lauded nationally as a model superintendent for turning around a struggling urban district. But the Jamaica native is retiring under a cloud of suspicion from allegations of widespread cheating in the 50,000-student district and accusations by a former employee that she ordered a cover up of test tampering. Hall is set to leave her job on June 30, just days before state investigators are expected to announce the results of a yearlong probe into whether educators changed answers on students' tests. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
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A memorial service is scheduled for former Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Beverly Hall.

The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta says Hall’s memorial is being held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip.

Hall’s memorial comes as closing arguments are held in the trial of 12 Atlanta educators who were among the 35 to be indicted in a standardized test cheating conspiracy.

The educators have said they faced pressure from supervisors — including Hall — to inflate students’ scores. She was expected to be tried separately but died two weeks ago of complications associated with breast cancer.

Diocese officials say Hall’s memorial will include tributes from former Atlanta Mayor and United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and others.