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Alabama Public Schools Will Not Need Social Security Number Or Birth Certificate For Student Enrollment

Alabama’s school superintendent is telling all Alabama public school systems to start using a new student enrollment process that makes clear a Social Security number or birth certificate is not necessary for enrollment.

07/11/2014

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Former APS Supt. Beverly Hall Bedridden; Will Not Be Attending Trial

Sources have confirmed former Atlanta Public School superintendent Beverly Hall will not be able to attend her trial which is set for August 11 due to her being bedridden from fighting stage 4 breast cancer. […]

WAOK-AM–07/10/2014

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School Safety Conference In Athens Georgia

(AP/WAOK) — Officials from the U.S. Attorney’s office say they’re preparing to host an annual conference focused on school safety in Athens. The U.S. Attorney’s Middle District of Georgia office is partnering with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and […]

WAOK-AM–07/02/2014

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Booster Shot Required For Some Middle And High School Students By State

Several Georgia middle and high school students will be required to get booster shots before they can enroll in school in the fall. The State Department of Public Health has started a campaign that lets […]

WAOK-AM–06/24/2014

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Atlanta Prepares To Open Center For Civil And Human Rights

ATLANTA (WAOK)- The Atlanta Center for Civil and Human Rights is preparing for its official opening this weekend.  The Center for Civil and Human Rights is the new home to various authentic documents and exclusive […]

WAOK-AM–06/19/2014

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Judge Penny Brown Reynolds: Race in America

Today’s show focused on Race in America.  Judge Penny Reynolds spoke on the Twenty Year Anniversary of the OJ Simpson trial, race in politics, President Obama’s speech on Race,  Black on Black in Politics, Racial […]

WAOK-AM–06/18/2014

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FAMU Hazing Trial Pushed To September

The trial of five defendants in the hazing murder of FAMU drum major Robert Champion of Decatur, Ga. has been pushed back to September. At a hearing Monday, Judge Renee Roche agreed to push the […]

WAOK-AM–06/17/2014

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Student ‘Teacher Hugger’ Graduates From High School

After a year of suspension for hugging a teacher last year, a former Duluth High School student graduated high school. Sam McNair, 18, was suspended for a year after hugging a teacher. His story made […]

WAOK-AM–06/10/2014

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Two Dozen Students Suspended After Principal Reportedly Claims They Made ‘Terroristic Threats’ On Facebook

Nearly two-dozen middle school students were suspended for a Facebook post that the principal reportedly thought was a “threat” to the school.

06/06/2014

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Norovirus Affects Millions

According to recent government reports, nearly 20 million people get sick every year from contracting the norovirus. The report shows that the outbreaks mainly start with a food worker already infected with the virus who […]

WAOK-AM–06/04/2014

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