Education

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Too Much Truth: No More Music

On Too Much Truth, we discussed how Atlanta Public Schools music programs have been cut in their elementary schools. Students will still receive general music instruction such as chorus and music appreciation but the orchestra […]

WAOK-AM–06/02/2015

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APS Launches Summer Reading Initiative: Parents Encouraged To Read With Children

The “School’s Out! Reading is In!” initiative has being launched at 104 APS schools. It started on May 22, the day before the last day of classes. It’s for all APS students grades kindergarten through […]

WAOK-AM–05/29/2015

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Mother: Middle School Teacher Fired For Allowing Students To Have Sex In Classroom Closet

A teacher was fired and a judge has issued an arrest warrant after claims from a mother that he allowed and arranged for middle school students to have sex in his classroom closet.

05/19/2015

DeKalb County School District Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green said that he consulted with colleagues to see what they were doing, in revising the testing calendar. Dr. Green says that he also did some research on the history in looking at the DeKalb dates. (Courtesy of the Dekalb County School District)

Dekalb County Selects New School Superintendent

Dekalb County, Georgia’s third-largest school district, has chosen a new superintendent. He is 61 year old Dr. Stephen Green, who currently leads the Kansas City School District. A Dekalb County news release indicates that Green […]

WAOK-AM–05/14/2015

Participating in the discussion on plant-based extract use and Ebola are (l-r) Dr. AlawodeOladele with Global Initiative for AIDS Nutritional Therapy (GIANT), Dr. Michael Powell with MSM, Cynthia Blandford Honorary Consul Republic of Liberia, Dr. Frank Glover with SHIELD in Africa, Dr. Virginia Floyd with MSM, Dr. Erick Gbodossou, President  of PROMETRA International and Ambassador Andrew Young is seated (Courtesy of Kelley Bass Jackson)

Post Vehicle Accident: Andrew Young Leads Discussion On Treatment Against Ebola

“I think we’re on to something that might help humanity in more ways than we could imagine”, says Ambassador Andrew Young about new research related to testing herbal extracts against live Ebola virus. The Andrew […]

WAOK-AM–05/13/2015

Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School Lady Jaguars win the 2015 GHSA Class AAA Track & Field State
Championship May 9 in Albany GA. Head Coach: Russell Thomas; Assistant Coaches: Betsy Kim and Marilyn Turley. (Credit: Chantel Mullen, APS)

Maynard Jackson High Lady Jaguars Win First GHSA AAA State Championship In Track & Field

“I’m really proud of these girls”, says Maynard Jackson High School Track & Field Head Coach Russell Thomas, “They dedicated themselves to one goal and achieved it.” Thomas is talking about his team capturing the […]

WAOK-AM–05/11/2015

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Stephen Colbert Funds $800K In Grants For South Carolina Schools

NEW YORK (CBS Atlanta/AP) — Money from the auction of the desk and set of “The Colbert Report” will help thousands of school kids in comedian Stephen Colbert’s native South Carolina. Colbert announced on Thursday […]

05/07/2015

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