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CRCT Replaced By Georgia Milestones Assessment

In a few days, students in Georgia’s schools will begin testing through the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. For grades 3 through high school, the Georgia Milestones, or GMAS, replaces the CRCT (Criterion Referenced Competency Tests). […]

WAOK-AM–04/02/2015

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Former Atlanta School Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall Dies

Dr. Beverly Hall former Superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools has died from breast cancer. Dr. Hall had been suffering from stage four breast cancer since 2011. According to court documents in the Atlanta Public […]

WAOK-AM–03/02/2015

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Schools React To Takeover Plan As Ga. Governor Seeks Support

Georgia would become one of several states authorized to take over “chronically failing” schools if Republican Gov. Nathan Deal can hold members of his own party while attracting Democrats and placating some school officials frustrated by the proposal.

02/15/2015

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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