The sentencing hearing for Atlanta schools educators convicted on racketeering and other charges is about to start. Courtroom doors have been closed and no one is allowed in or out now, according to AJC reporters in the courtroom. Deputies are telling the packed crowd to turn off cellphones and be silent.
Plea deals offered
Fulton County prosecutors have offered plea deals to the 11 convicted defendants in the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial, attorneys involved in the case told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.