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New Technology Making Its Way Into The Classroom

In the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.

10/06/2014

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Study Says Home-Packed Lunches Less Nutritious Than School-Made Meals

A new study finds that what parents pack from home is often much worse than what’s offered at school.

09/03/2014

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Boy Shot During Field Day Games, Hospitalized

An elementary school student in suburban Atlanta was shot in the head during field day activities and has been hospitalized.

05/13/2014

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Body Of Young Man Found At Elementary School

Police in DeKalb County are investigating after a young man’s body was found at an elementary school.

04/07/2014

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Ga. Students Injured In Inflatable Slide Collapse

More than a dozen fifth graders were injured when a 24-foot inflatable slide collapsed Friday afternoon at their Georgia elementary school, authorities said.

10/18/2013

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Former Ga. PTA Treasurer Charged With Theft

The former treasurer of a metro Atlanta elementary school’s PTA is accused of stealing more than $12,000 from the organization and more than $5,800 from another school’s booster club.

04/23/2013

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Bill Introduced For School Employees To Carry Guns

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican state Senator has introduced a bill allowing local school boards to decide whether to let elementary school employees carry guns on campus The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Sen. Ronald B. Ramsey […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2013

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Atheist Group Backs Parents Who Are Upset School Wants To Take Kids To See ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ At Church

Charlie Brown has been caught in the crossfires of the “war on Christmas” mantra.

11/20/2012

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Back To School Prep: For Elementary, Middle & High School Students

The first day of school feels to children the way the first day on a job feels to parents, a bit stressful. The two best ways to prepare your children for a less stressful first day is to change as many unknown factors to known and provide positive support.

08/20/2012

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Parents Protest Slavery Math Lesson

Gwinnett, Co. (WAOK/AJC)-WAOK Talk show host and community activist Derrick Boazman led a group of parents in a protest outside of the Beaver Ridge Elementary school Tuesday after a lesson on Frederick Douglass prompted third-grade teachers […]

WAOK-AM–01/10/2012

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