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Spelman President Receives Prestigious Award

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) – Spelman College President Beverly Tatum has  become the first president of a historically black college or university to receive the Carnegie Academic Leadership award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Tatum, a […]

WAOK-AM–12/09/2013

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Ga. Immigrant Students Seeking In-State Tuition

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A hearing is set for a lawsuit filed by a group of young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and want the Georgia university system to grant them […]

12/05/2013

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Georgia School To Cancel Class Because Of Great Weather

The headmaster of a school in Georgia says he plans to cancel classes because of great weather.

10/11/2013

Head Start officials say a $10 million private donation will keep the program going through the government shutdown. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Donors pledge up to $10 million to fund Head Start

ational Head Start Association officials say a donation of up to $10 million from two philanthropists will help keep Head Start programs running during the federal government shutdown.

WAOK-AM–10/08/2013

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Georgia Children To Help Break World Reading Record

At least 300 Atlanta children are poised to help break a world record for the largest number of people to read the same book on the same day.

10/03/2013

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Average SAT Scores Flat In Ga., Nationwide

Georgia’s average score on this year’s SAT college entrance exam was unchanged from last year, mirroring a national trend as scores were generally stagnant from the previous year.

09/26/2013

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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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The Sidney Wood Show: How Do We Bring The Genius Out Of Our Children?

In the aftermath of the shooter arrested at Mcnair Discovery Learning Academy, there is now alot of talk about heightened security for ‘all’ schools in Dekalb County. Of course security is a huge priority, but today we […]

WAOK-AM–08/22/2013

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Georgia Jobless Rate Rises To 8.6 Percent

State labor officials say Georgia’s unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent in June.

07/18/2013

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Dekalb County Teacher Fights Charges

DEKALB-(AJC/WAOK) A DeKalb County educator is demanding a hearing on charges. William W. Burks, Jr. a physical education teacher may lose his job over allegations from students at Cross Keys High School. Students accuse Burks […]

WAOK-AM–06/12/2013

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