Education

Dekalb County Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond during the May 4, 2015 meeting of the Dekalb County School Board (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Dekalb Superintendent Pushes For Employee Wage Increases As Search Continues For His Replacement

Calling it “a historical inequity that has existed in the Dekalb School District”, Superintendent Michael Thurmond is proposing a pay increase for the lowest paid workers in the district. Thurmond, who has been with the […]

WAOK-AM–05/07/2015

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Georgia Special Education Teacher Accused Of Putting Autistic Child In Trash Can

A special education teacher in Georgia is accused of putting an autistic child in a trashcan as a disciplinary lesson.

05/06/2015

(l-r) Bishop Quincy Carswell, John Evans, Cornelius Stafford, and Rev. Timothy McDonald  prepare to address the Dekalb County School Board (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

DeKalb Cancels Contract Of School Superintendent Search Firm With Thurmond Preferred

The DeKalb County Board of Education, by a unanimous vote, has terminated its contract with PROACT. The company had been hired to oversee the search for the next DeKalb County School Superintendent. The contract of […]

WAOK-AM–05/05/2015

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Georgia Mom Calls Police To Make Fake Arrest Of 10-Year-Old Son Being ‘Disrespectful’ To Teacher

A Georgia mother called 911 and asked officers to “mock arrest” her 10-year-old son, who she says was being rude to his fifth-grade teacher and refusing to do his work in recent weeks.

05/05/2015

Current Dekalb Superintendent Michael Thurmond's contract ends in June (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Head Of DeKalb Superintendent Search Forced Out Of Previous Job After Allegedly Making Inflammatory Statements

In a surprising development, published reports indicate that there are questions swirling concerning the past of the man in charge of finding DeKalb County’s next Superintendent of Schools. A Chicago Sun Times story dated April […]

WAOK-AM–05/03/2015

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Tennessee School Cafeteria Serves 6-Year-Old Pork To Students

An East Tennessee school district has implemented new food handling procedures after years-old pork roast was served to students for lunch.

05/01/2015

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Principal: I Was Fired For Leading Prayer Meeting At School For Christian Student-Athletes

A high school principal believes he was fired for giving a sermon at an optional prayer meeting for Christian student-athletes.

05/01/2015

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APS: 17 Seniors Named 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars

Paying for a college education just got easier for 17 seniors from Atlanta Public Schools (APS). They are 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS). According to an APS press release, the seniors will receive the Gates […]

WAOK-AM–04/30/2015

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North Carolina Lawmakers May Change A-Through-F Grade System In Schools

Legislators on Tuesday increased the push to change education laws with proposals giving learning growth more credit when rating public schools on an A-through-F scale and adding conservative values to a required American history course.

04/28/2015

Sentenced to 5 years in jail, 1 to serve, Angela Williamson is joined by her attorney Gerald Griggs (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

I’m Not Ready To Go To Jail: APS Cheating Defendant Angela Williamson

“I love them.” That’s what former Atlanta Public Schools educator Angela Williamson says about the students she taught at Dobbs Elementary School. She is one of the eleven defendants found guilty in the APS cheating […]

WAOK-AM–04/23/2015