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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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Trial Underway In Atlanta Schools Cheating Case

Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the trial of a dozen former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy.

09/29/2014

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Trial Of 12 Set To Begin In Atlanta Cheating Case

More than a year after 35 Atlanta Public Schools educators were indicted in a broad school cheating scandal, 12 people are set to go to trial Monday.

08/10/2014

Erica Walker (Host of Atlanta Up Close) and Dr. Lt. Carlisha Gentles (Founder of Dissipating Disparities, Inc.)

Photo Credit: Carlisha Gentles

“Atlanta Up Close” Line Up for 8/9/14

This weekend on “Atlanta Up Close” with Erica Walker… From Clayton County, Scott Petite, founder and director of Life Skills Foundation, Inc. tells us about his organization’s new location right in the heart of the […]

WVEE-FM–08/08/2014

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10 Students Pepper-Sprayed In School Bus Fight

Atlanta Public Schools officials say 10 students have been treated for exposure to pepper spray after a fight involving two students on a school bus.

08/07/2014

Marquenta Sands

APS Safety and Security Director Updates Community on New Safety Measures

APS Chief Marquenta Sands Director of Safety & Security Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey our special guest was APS Chief Director of Safety and Security Marquenta Sands. Chief Sands stopped by Real Talk […]

WAOK-AM–05/15/2014

Meria Carstarphen

New APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen Makes Brief Appearance on Real Talk with Rashad Richey

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guest was newly elected APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen. After an extensive search for a new superintendent, the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the […]

WAOK-AM–05/13/2014

Atlanta police say a 14-year-old boy showed up to Therrell High School with blood on his clothes. Investigators found the body of his 76-year-old grandmother at his home. (Getty Images)

Atlanta Student Arrested In Grandmother’s Death 

14-year-old boy showed up at Therrell High School with blood on his clothes.

04/18/2014

Atlanta Public School Headquarters photo taken by Jean Ross CBS Radio

Attorneys For Former APS Superintendent Seek Trial Postponement

Atlanta (WAOK)-Attorneys representing former Atlanta Public School Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall have asked Judge Jerry Baxter to postpone the beginning of her trial on cheating and racketeering charges while she receives treatment for cancer. Dr. […]

WAOK-AM–04/01/2014

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Not Guilty Verdict For Former Atlanta Educator

ATLANTA (WAOK) — The first trial related to the Atlanta Public School system CRCT cheating case ended with a verdict of not guilty on Friday. The verdict cleared former administrator Tamara Cotman of wrongdoing.  Cotman […]

WAOK-AM–09/06/2013

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