Tamara Cotman and Angela Williamson, former Atlanta educators convicted in the district's test cheating scandal in 2015, began their prison sentences this week after exhausting all their appeals.
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A Fulton County, Ga., jury convicted Shani Robinson in April of racketeering and false statements and writings, but the judge in the case delayed her sentencing because she was pregnant at the time.
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The district did not prove that the two principals were direct participants in the cheating that occurred at their respective schools, according to the arbitrator.
July 09, 2015
Atlanta schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen says district employees must be able to report possible wrongdoing without risking retaliation.
May 08, 2015
Researchers from Atlanta-based Georgia State University also found little evidence that the cheating had a significant effect on student attendance or behavior.
April 30, 2015
Fulton County, Ga., Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter told the former educators and their lawyers that the sentences he handed down in mid-April were too harsh.
April 21, 2015
Tamara Cotman, Sharon Davis-Williams and Michael Pitts were among the convicted educators who turned down plea offers from the district attorney that could have allowed them to avoid prison.