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Ga. Faces Tight Deadline For New Student Tests

Six months after Georgia withdrew from a group of states developing standardized tests aligned with the Common Core standards, state education officials say they are hoping to start the process soon of selecting a company to create the tests.

01/18/2014

A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Autism Speaks)

Gov. Proposes Autism Coverage In State Health Plan

Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing the state employee health plan cover treatment of autism, a move applauded by advocates who say early intervention can improve behavior and quality of life.

01/16/2014

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Top Five Free Date Ideas In Atlanta

Dating and love don’t have to cost a fortune, especially when Atlanta has so many fun free things to do.

10/07/2013

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Bethenny Frankel’s 8 Questions To Ask When Traveling On A Budget

Bethenny Frankel shares an excerpt from Skinnygirl Solutions. If you’re traveling on a budget, first ask yourself these eight questions.

08/22/2013

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Manipulating Women

Realizing that the majority of household finances are handled by women, I thought long and hard before writing a blog about Women Manipulating Money. I was very concerned that I might not articulate the point […]

WAOK-AM–03/21/2013

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Some Leaders Souring On Nuclear Power Costs

As the cost of building a new nuclear plant soars, there are signs of buyer’s remorse.

03/03/2013

Financial Absolutes – Beans and Rice concept works for the bean and rice minded people.

In this New Year, you will have responsibilities to provide a way of life for you and your family. Maintaining any kind of household there are things that you absolutely have pay to preserve life […]

WAOK-AM–01/02/2013

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Fiscal Cliff for African Americans

African Americans are faced with two fiscal cliffs in this recovering financial environment. African Americans have decades of civil rights laws and federal anti-discriminating lending statutes and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) that should protect […]

WAOK-AM–12/03/2012

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T-SPLOST Defeated

ATLANTA (WAOK)-After a David versus Goliath campaign, opponents of the transportation referendum known as T-SPLOST have defeated the measure by a huge margin. Supporters of the T-SPLOST had an $8 million budget and a host […]

WAOK-AM–07/31/2012

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Opinion: Celebrate The 4th Of July

Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.

07/04/2012

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