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Gwinnett County Public Schools in metro Atlanta and Orange County Public Schools in Orlando split the $1 million Broad Prize for Urban Education. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Districts In Georgia And Florida Split School Prize

Gwinnett County Public Schools in metro Atlanta and Orange County Public Schools in Orlando were each promised $500,000 in college scholarships for their high school seniors.

09/22/2014

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Georgia Chooses Company To Write Standardized Test

Georgia will pay more than $107 million for the development of a new statewide standardized test, replacing the CRCT and EOCT exams taken by elementary and high school students.

06/04/2014

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Real Talk w/Rashad Richey: Rashad Richey Keeps Fulton County Honest

A story we’ve been following on “Real Talk with Rashad Richey” since Saturday, February 1st : The Majestic Lodge has been forced to evict families (including children) recently for various code violations. The Fulton County […]

WAOK-AM–02/05/2014

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Snowy Weather Causes Early Dismissals And Traffic Chaos

Students in the Atlanta metro area received a gift courtesy of Mother Nature today when schools decided to close early as a rare snow storm blew in. But the same snow was a curse to […]

WAOK-AM–01/28/2014

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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

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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School District Considers Allowing Assault Rifles At Schools For Resource Officers

A meeting was held between parents and teachers from three schools in Gainesville to discuss a proposal that would allow for a rifle to be housed in each educational facility.

10/01/2013

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Guidelines Issued On Carbon Monoxide Detectors In Ga. Schools

State officials have stopped short of recommending that all Georgia schools be required to install carbon monoxide detectors, opting instead to release guidelines urging schools to review facilities and mitigate risks.

09/11/2013

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DOJ: Mississippi City Officials Operating ‘School-To Prison Pipeline’

Officials in east Mississippi operate a “school-to-prison pipeline” that incarcerates students for disciplinary infractions as minor as dress code violations with a policy that affects mostly black and disabled children, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday.

08/14/2012

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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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