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Celebrating the opening of the new Washington High School athletic training facility: (L-R) Atlanta Board of Education Member Byron Amos (District 2); Northside Hospital Chief Financial Officer Steve Hudson; Atlanta Falcons President and CEO Rich McKay; Booker T. Washington High School student athletic trainer Kaysha Hughley; Booker T. Washington High School football player Justin Hines; Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen; Atlanta Board of Education Member Eshé Collins (District 6); Atlanta Public Schools Director of Athletics Jasper E. Jewell, CMAA; and Booker T. Washington High School Principal Tasharah Wilson.(Credit: Scott Clark King, APS)

Falcons President And CEO Rich McKay Visits New APS Athletic Training Facility At Booker T. Washington High School.

Atlanta Public Schools is celebrating the opening of the new APS Athletic Training Facility at Booker T. Washington High School. On Tuesday, APS Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen welcomed Atlanta Falcons President and CEO Rich Mckay […]

WAOK-AM–08/26/2015

APS bus drivers will conduct a practice run on all bus routes Wednesday, July 29 from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It's in preparation for the first day of school- Wednesday, August 5. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Driver Alert: APS School Buses To Conduct Practice Runs Wednesday

Students across the area will be returning to school over the next few weeks. In preparation, bus drivers with Atlanta Public Schools will conduct a practice run tomorrow. The practice, on all bus routes, will […]

07/28/2015

Robert Morales will oversee total budgets of $996 million for the Atlanta Public School district. (Courtesy of APS)

Atlanta Public Schools Hires New Chief Financial Officer

Robert Morales is the new chief financial officer (CFO) for Atlanta Public Schools (APS). The Atlanta Board of Education voted to accept APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen’s recommendation to hire Morales at its meeting on […]

WAOK-AM–06/08/2015

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APS Cuts Music Programs in Elementary Schools

It has been reported that Atlanta Public Schools has decided to cut the orchestra and band programs in all elementary schools due to budget constraints. Music advocate Cherise Jefferson called into Real Talk and spoke […]

WAOK-AM–06/03/2015

Photo by Jean Ross

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

File photo of a high school graduation. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

APS: 17 Seniors Named 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars

Paying for a college education just got easier for 17 seniors from Atlanta Public Schools (APS). They are 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS). According to an APS press release, the seniors will receive the Gates […]

WAOK-AM–04/30/2015

Sentenced to 5 years in jail, 1 to serve, Angela Williamson is joined by her attorney Gerald Griggs (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

I’m Not Ready To Go To Jail: APS Cheating Defendant Angela Williamson

“I love them.” That’s what former Atlanta Public Schools educator Angela Williamson says about the students she taught at Dobbs Elementary School. She is one of the eleven defendants found guilty in the APS cheating […]

WAOK-AM–04/23/2015

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APS: Hundreds Of Former Students Now Eligible For High School Diploma

If you, or someone you know, took the Georgia High School Graduation Test, the Georgia Basic Skills Test, or other graduation tests but didn’t pass, you may now be eligible for a high school diploma. […]

WAOK-AM–04/15/2015

Angela Williamson, Gerald Griggs

Attorney For APS Cheating Scandal Defendant Discusses Verdict and More

Gerald Griggs, the attorney for former Dobbs Elementary fourth grade teacher Angela Williamson, called in to Real Talk to discuss his clients recent conviction, the trial, and the steps they are taking in preparation for […]

WAOK-AM–04/08/2015

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