Education

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Obama Calls For More Rights For Struggling Student Borrowers

Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic system.

03/10/2015

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Winter Weather Cancels Classes For North Carolina Schools

School systems ended classes early and delayed the start of the next day’s schedule as a combination of steady rain and plummeting temperatures in North Carolina set the stage for hazardous driving conditions.

03/05/2015

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Mayor Reed: Thank You All For Your Leadership And Your Sacrifice

Civil Rights leaders, and the families of leaders who have passed on, applauded, nodded, and prayed. They attended the City of Atlanta’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March. Monday’s event, in the […]

WAOK-AM–03/03/2015

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Former Atlanta School Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall Dies

Dr. Beverly Hall former Superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools has died from breast cancer. Dr. Hall had been suffering from stage four breast cancer since 2011. According to court documents in the Atlanta Public […]

WAOK-AM–03/02/2015

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AutoNsider Reviews: 2015 Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai began selling the Excel in the US in 1986. Though the brand was saw much success with record sales in the US during its first year, quality concerns began to plague the automaker until […]

WAOK-AM–02/28/2015

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17 Year Old Hits City Council President With Question About APS BeltLine Deal

The 14th Annual Reverend Joseph E. Lowery Lecture Series on Civic Engagement was held Monday, February 23, 2015, at Therrell High School in southwest Atlanta. Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell delivered the keynote address […]

WAOK-AM–02/23/2015

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Georgia State Senator: AP U.S. History Test Should Be Scrapped

ATLANTA (AP) — The College Board’s new Advanced Placement U.S. history test is strongly biased to the left and should be scrapped, Republican Sen. William Ligon said Wednesday in an argument that has also been […]

02/18/2015

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House Committee Votes To Oust South Carolina State President And Board

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Members of a powerful House committee called Wednesday for ousting the embattled president and entire board of South Carolina State University as a first step toward bringing the troubled school back […]

02/18/2015

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APS Pre-K Lottery Is Underway Now

If you’re hoping to get your child in the Atlanta Public Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten program, now is the time to get the process started. Enrollment in the APS Pre-K Lottery is now underway. The deadline to […]

WAOK-AM–02/18/2015

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APS Athletic Director Selected AAA State Athletic Director Of The Year

When Atlanta Public Schools Athletics Director Jasper Jewell attends the Georgia Athletic Directors Association state conference this March, he’ll have several reasons to be very happy. According to a press release from APS, Jewell has […]

WAOK-AM–02/12/2015