Education

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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

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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

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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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Atlanta NAACP Holds 2014 Jondelle Johnson Freedom Fund Dinner

The Atlanta branch of the NAACP held its 2014 Jondelle Johnson Freedom Fund Dinner on Saturday, September 20, at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. Mrs. America 2014, Austen Williams, served as Host […]

09/21/2014

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ATLANTA UP CLOSE – 9/13/14

This weekend on “Atlanta Up Close” with me as your host, Erica Walker… A recap of the “Cultural Experience Project” celebration that took place on Wednesday at the Rialto Center for the Arts, observing 10 […]

WVEE-FM–09/12/2014

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First Lady Michelle Obama Remembers The Struggles Of Her Father In Talk To Atlanta Students

Atlanta high school students heard it first-hand from First Lady Michelle Obama, that she, like many of them, had to go through a lot when she was a teenager.  “You think somebody like me has […]

WAOK-AM–09/09/2014

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