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1 ex-educator accepts deal in Atlanta schools cheating case
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ATLANTA (AP) — One of the 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a test-cheating conspiracy has accepted a sentencing deal.

On Tuesday, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter sentenced former testing coordinator Donald Bullock to five years' probation and six months of weekends spent in jail. The sentence followed prosecutors' recommendations.

Baxter had delayed sentencing to give everyone negotiating time. But the nine others didn't agree to deals and were being sentenced one by one.

The first three without deals — who all held the same position, regional director — were sentenced to serve seven years in jail, well beyond prosecutors' recommendations of five years.

In his deal, Bullock waived his right to appeal. The others can appeal within 30 days. They can be out of jail on bond pending appeals.