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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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Parent’s Prep: New Technology In Schools; What Parents Need To Know

Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.

08/06/2012

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Man Sentenced For False Bomb Threats To Atlanta Schools

An Illinois man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for mailing false bomb threats to four metro Atlanta schools.

06/07/2012

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19.2 Million Coming From Federal Government For Schools

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC)-U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan offered some welcomed news for Georgia students Thursday. The state will receive $19.2 million to help the persistently lowest performing schools. The financial injection is part of the U.S. Department of […]

WAOK-AM–03/16/2012

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Too Much Truth Recap: Republican APS Superintendent Proposes to Close 13 Atlanta Schools

In a Recent AJC article, Atlanta Public School Superintendent Erroll Davis has revealed his preliminary recommendation for closing 13 schools and redrawing school attendance zones across the school district. The list some of schools are […]

WAOK-AM–03/05/2012

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Illegal Immigration Bill Bans Students From State Schools

ATLANTA –  (WAOK/AJC)  Illegal immigrants would be barred from attending all of Georgia’s 60 public colleges under a bill the Senate passed Monday.   If Senate Bill 458 becomes law, Georgia would join Alabama and South Carolina […]

WAOK-AM–03/05/2012

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Gunplay at Dekalb School

According to the AJC, two parents were involved in a parking lot incident at Arabia Mountain High School early Tuesday, and one of the parents pulled a gun before leaving, the DeKalb school district said. […]

WAOK-AM–09/27/2011

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Former Atlanta School Board Chair Khaatim El Resigns

ATLANTA (WAOK)-He served on the Atlanta Board of Education for seven years. At one time he even spoke on the possible cheating scandal before a year long investigation proved his suspicions correct.  Khaatim Sherrer El, one […]

WAOK-AM–07/12/2011

Dekalb County School Board Closing 8 Schools

 The vote went in last night in Dekalb County to close eight schools. Atheron, Glen Haven, Gresham Park, Peachcrest, Medlock and Sky Haven Elementary Schools, Avondale Middle School and Avondale High School are all expected […]

WAOK-AM–03/08/2011

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