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President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Debating Cities and Education

When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.

10/11/2012

File photo of a teacher in a classroom full of students. (Photo by FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

School: Teacher Helps Students Cheat Because She Says They’re ‘Dumb As Hell’

A local former fifth-grade teacher implicated in a cheating scandal reportedly offered the students the illegal help because she thought they were “dumb as hell.”

08/28/2012

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Who Should Provide Transportation For Our Children To Go To School? Take Our Poll !!!

Some Atlanta parents are outraged that school buses will no longer pick up their children. A district policy means students within a designated area close to their schools will have to find their own way […]

WAOK-AM–08/13/2012

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UGA To Honor First Black Graduate

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The University of Georgia plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the graduation of the first African-American to earn a degree from the school. Mary Frances Early received her master’s degree in 1962. […]

WAOK-AM–08/07/2012

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Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.

07/24/2012

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Race To The Top Funds May Be In Jeopardy

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia could lose $33 million of its $400 million Race to the Top school grant because of proposed changes to a new evaluation system for principals and teachers. The U.S. Department of […]

WAOK-AM–07/05/2012

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Poor Schools Still Get The Short End

Legislators this year thought they had fixed a $436 million grant program intended to raise up the state’s poorest school districts, but you can’t convince folks in rural Calhoun County that they succeeded.

06/24/2012

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Teachers Volunteer To Give Free Reading Classes Following Budget Cuts

Earlier this month, funding issues caused Gwinnett County to cut 600 jobs after approximately $89 million was taken out of their operating budget, a drastic measure echoed in other counties throughout the state. Now, teachers at Benefield Elementary School in Lawrenceville are rallying for the sake of education, and volunteering to give free reading classes to any interested young students this summer.

06/14/2012

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Fire The Teachers, The Cops And The Firefighters?

Remember when Republicans praised first responders? Remember when Republicans where Leaving No Child Behind? There was a time, not so long ago, when the people who kept us safe and the people who educated our […]

06/12/2012

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Homeless In High School Now On His Way To College

ATLANTA (WAOK)-If you ever wanted to read a “feel good” story, look no further. Fred Dukes recently graduated from Atlanta’s Booker T. Washington High School with a 3.3 GPA and scored a 25 on his […]

WAOK-AM–06/06/2012

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