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Study suggests a child's risk for obesity starts much earlier than previously believed. (Getty Images)

Study: Child Obesity Risk Starts Before School Age

Researchers find that “weight fate” is set by age 5.

01/30/2014

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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

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Pay It Forward Friday: Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc.

Our Mission at Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc. The mission of Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc. is to provide educational scholarships to the children of Georgia workers who have been seriously, catastrophically or fatally injured […]

92.9 The Game–12/12/2013

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Georgia High School Graduation Rate Increases

The graduation rate for the state’s public high schools increased by nearly two percentage points over the previous year, state education officials said.

12/11/2013

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

The Sidney Wood Show: We Have Failed Our Educational System

The Sidney Wood ShowToday Sidney dedicated the entire show to discuss our educational system. The latest PISA (Program For International Student Assessment) report showed that the United Sates performed average in reading and science and […]

WAOK-AM–12/10/2013

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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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