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New Mother Gets Prison, Former Principal Jail In Atlanta Cheating Case

Judge Jerry Baxter sentenced the mother of a 4-month-old to a year in prison and then ordered a 76-year-old former principal to spend the next eight weekends in the Fulton County Jail for their roles in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating case.

Former elementary school teacher Shani Robinson, who gave birth to her son just days after she and 10 co-defendants were convicted, was sentenced today to one year in prison to be followed by four years in probation. She also will have to perform 1,000 hours of community service, much of it with the yet-to-be implemented Redemption Program being set up the the Fulton District Attorney’s Office to help children who were hurt by the cheating scandal. She also was fined $1,000.