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Here is Your AM Rundown, with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed. 

Here’s what to know for today: 

  • The Georgia Supreme Court will decide if teachers convicted in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal will get a new trial. Arguments were made last week on behalf of six convicted educators. Representatives for teachers say they deserve a new trial due to the conflict of interest with the law firm originally appointed by the court.
  • Rockdale County Public Schools students will now be required to carry clear backpacks for the 2022-2023 school year. The school board approved the purchase of 16,500 clear bags that will be distributed to students in an effort to increase safety.
  • Gwinnett Place Mall might be in line for a makeover. Two proposals, both of which call for demolishing a majority of the mall, would redevelop the space into a mixed-use entertainment center or subdivided housing units. County officials are asking for feedback from residents.
  • Roswell city officials are exploring ways to improve transportation for its residents. The city’s master plan would focus on widening the entry exit into Sandy Springs near Highway 19 and build a bridge over Georgia 400. Officials say they will host public hearings this fall for feedback from residents.

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Sydney Sims is the community engagement reporter for Capital B Atlanta. Twitter @bySydneySims