ATLANTA – A judge is set to hand down sentences for most of the former Atlanta educators who were convicted in a widespread conspiracy to cheat on state tests.
Fulton County Judge Jerry Baxter is scheduled Monday morning to sentence 10 of the 11 defendants convicted this month of racketeering for their roles in a scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams.
The sentencing hearing will begin at 10 a.m. in Atlanta.
One defendant, who was pregnant when she was convicted, will be sentenced later. One of the 12 defendants was acquitted of all charges.
The case is one of the nation's largest cheating scandals of its kind.
The former educators were accused of falsifying test results to collect bonuses or keep their jobs in Atlanta Public Schools.