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Mother: Middle School Teacher Fired For Allowing Students To Have Sex In Classroom Closet

A teacher was fired and a judge has issued an arrest warrant after claims from a mother that he allowed and arranged for middle school students to have sex in his classroom closet.

05/19/2015

(l-r) Bishop Quincy Carswell, John Evans, Cornelius Stafford, and Rev. Timothy McDonald  prepare to address the Dekalb County School Board (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

DeKalb Cancels Contract Of School Superintendent Search Firm With Thurmond Preferred

The DeKalb County Board of Education, by a unanimous vote, has terminated its contract with PROACT. The company had been hired to oversee the search for the next DeKalb County School Superintendent. The contract of […]

WAOK-AM–05/05/2015

Current Dekalb Superintendent Michael Thurmond's contract ends in June (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Head Of DeKalb Superintendent Search Forced Out Of Previous Job After Allegedly Making Inflammatory Statements

In a surprising development, published reports indicate that there are questions swirling concerning the past of the man in charge of finding DeKalb County’s next Superintendent of Schools. A Chicago Sun Times story dated April […]

WAOK-AM–05/03/2015

Current Dekalb Superintendent Michael Thurmond's contract ends in June (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Dekalb County Schools: Public Being Asked “What They’d Like To See In The Next Superintendent”

The fourth of six public meetings will be held tonight, Tuesday, February 10, 2015, as the Dekalb County School Board continues the search for a Superintendent. Michael Thurmond’s contract expires in June. Tonight’s public meeting […]

WAOK-AM–02/10/2015

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Dekalb County, Your Elected Officials Suspended!

On Power Talk with Lorraine Jacques- White we discussed the Southern Associations of Colleges and Schools decision to suspend six of the nine elected Dekalb county board members. We also talked about anything that you wanted […]

WAOK-AM–02/22/2013

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School Board Declines To Release Audit On Finances

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) –  A school board near Atlanta has received a long-awaited audit of the system’s finances, but isn’t sharing it with the public. DeKalb County Schools spokesman Jeff Dickerson tells The Associated Press that board members […]

WAOK-AM–11/13/2012

Meet the Candidates for Superintendent of DeKalb County Schools

The Dekalb County Board of Education is looking for  a permanent superintendent for the DeKalb County School System. The search has been narrowed down to three candidates: Dr. Gloria Davis, Superintendent of Decatur (Illinois) Public Schools, Arthur R. Culver, […]

WAOK-AM–03/30/2011