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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

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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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Courtney English Withstands the Heat on Real Talk

In wake of the twelve former Atlanta Public School educators being convicted of racketeering in the APS Cheating Scandal, APS Chairman Courtney English came in to Real Talk and spoke with Rashad Richey and the […]

WAOK-AM–04/07/2015

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CRCT Replaced By Georgia Milestones Assessment

In a few days, students in Georgia’s schools will begin testing through the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. For grades 3 through high school, the Georgia Milestones, or GMAS, replaces the CRCT (Criterion Referenced Competency Tests). […]

WAOK-AM–04/02/2015

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17 Year Old Hits City Council President With Question About APS BeltLine Deal

The 14th Annual Reverend Joseph E. Lowery Lecture Series on Civic Engagement was held Monday, February 23, 2015, at Therrell High School in southwest Atlanta. Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell delivered the keynote address […]

WAOK-AM–02/23/2015

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APS Pre-K Lottery Is Underway Now

If you’re hoping to get your child in the Atlanta Public Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten program, now is the time to get the process started. Enrollment in the APS Pre-K Lottery is now underway. The deadline to […]

WAOK-AM–02/18/2015

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APS Athletic Director Selected AAA State Athletic Director Of The Year

When Atlanta Public Schools Athletics Director Jasper Jewell attends the Georgia Athletic Directors Association state conference this March, he’ll have several reasons to be very happy. According to a press release from APS, Jewell has […]

WAOK-AM–02/12/2015

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Courtney English Sets the Record Straight

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, Chairman of the Atlanta Public Schools, Courtney English, stopped by to discuss the ongoing rift between Mayor Kasim Reed and APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, in regards to the […]

WAOK-AM–02/11/2015

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