Education

(Credit: Office of the Georgia Governor)

Former Georgia Governor Credited With Desegregating The Capitol

The 74th Governor of Georgia is gone. A hearse carried former Governor Carl Sanders on his final trip to the Georgia Capitol Wednesday morning. State workers, along with honor guards from the Army National Guard […]

WAOK-AM–11/21/2014

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Atlanta High School Brothers Merit Princeton’s Recognition

Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School brothers Askari Flewellen and Uwezo Flewellen II, recently spoke with more than 90 youth ministers at Princeton University about inspiring their peers to give back to their community. According to […]

WAOK-AM–11/18/2014

(Credit: Scott Turley, APS)

Jamal Anderson And Mike Muscala Help Renovate APS Library

Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala and former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson joined some twenty other volunteers at Atlanta Public Schools’ Humphries Elementary Thursday to paint the school’s library/media center. It was part of […]

WAOK-AM–11/14/2014

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Father Surprises Daughter On Veterans Day

This week is a special week in Ms. Cleary’s first grade class at Morris Brandon Primary. The school is in the middle of its annual one million minute Read-A-Thon, which means daily visits from several […]

WAOK-AM–11/12/2014

(Credit: APS)

APS Awarded $1.4 Million Connections for Classrooms Grant

A $1.4 million grant has been awarded to Atlanta Public Schools (APS). The grant is from Connections for Classrooms, which is a collaborative funding effort between the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, the Georgia Department […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2014

The Bev Smith Show: Race in America

What defines race? RACE: Are We So Different? is a groundbreaking exploration of the experience of living with race in America. Tonight Bev Smith speaks with Communications and Community Specialist Cecile Shellman, from Carnegie Museum of Natural […]

WAOK-AM–10/29/2014

(Credit: Scott Clark King, APS)

APS Names Barry Blackmon II 2014-2015 Districtwide Teacher Of The Year

Barry Blackmon, II, sixth grade gifted English and Language Arts teacher from The B.E.S.T. Academy at Benjamin S. Carson Middle School, according to a news release from Atlanta Public Schools, was named APS’ 2014-2015 Districtwide […]

WAOK-AM–10/17/2014

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Atlanta Public Schools Test Cheating Trial

Atlanta (WAOK)- In the high profile Atlanta Public Schools test cheating trial testimony got underway with the mother of a former student outlining concerns over how her daughter could struggle through the school year but […]

WAOK-AM–10/01/2014

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Former Atlanta Hawks Players Remember ABA And NBA Player Caldwell Jones

“I’m gonna miss Caldwell”, words from former Atlanta Hawks player Moses Malone about his longtime friend Caldwell Jones. Funeral services were held for Jones on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at the Greater Traveler’s Rest Baptist […]

WAOK-AM–09/27/2014

Gwinnett County Public Schools in metro Atlanta and Orange County Public Schools in Orlando split the $1 million Broad Prize for Urban Education. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Districts In Georgia And Florida Split School Prize

Gwinnett County Public Schools in metro Atlanta and Orange County Public Schools in Orlando were each promised $500,000 in college scholarships for their high school seniors.

09/22/2014

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