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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

file photo of job opportunities. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

Photo by Jean Ross WAOK-AM

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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Education Secretary Arne Duncan Visits Atlanta

ATLANTA (WAOK) — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan came to Atlanta on Friday to visit William Boyd Elementary School and to address the annual meeting of the nation’s black mayors. Duncan says the Obama administration […]

WAOK-AM–05/31/2013

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14 Students Awarded Gates Millennium Scholarships

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Atlanta Public Schools officials say 14 students have each been awarded Gates Millennium Scholarships. The scholarship program is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and selects 1,000 high school students […]

WAOK-AM–05/02/2013

File photo of a security guard near a school. (Photo by DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Survey: Ala. Teachers Support Having Armed Guards

A new survey of Alabama teachers finds that a majority of them support having armed security officers in their schools.

04/01/2013

Atlanta Public Schools Town Hall. Photo by Cynthia Mallard

Former APS Superintendent Indicted In CRCT Cheating Scandal

ATLANTA (WAOK) – A Fulton County grand jury has handed down indictments in the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal. Former Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall is among those who are indicted. The 65-count indictment states that Dr. […]

WAOK-AM–03/29/2013

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Fayette County School Board Votes To Close Four Schools

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Fayette County Board of Education has voted to close four schools in the face of a $15 million budget shortfall. The vote came during a meeting Monday night in which […]

03/05/2013

Photo by Cynthia Mallard

Governor Deal Suspends DeKalb School Board Members

ATLANTA (WAOK) – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal  has suspended six of the nine  Dekalb County School Board members.  Deal suspended the board members by signing an executive order after making the  announcement Monday at the […]

WAOK-AM–02/25/2013

President Barack Obama plays a learning game while visiting children at College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center on Feb. 14, 2012 in Decatur, Ga. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Teachers, Students Coming Back Early From Vacation To Attend Obama Visit

Teachers and students came back early from vacation to attend President Obama’s speech at the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center Thursday in Decatur.

02/14/2013

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