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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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Tax Holiday Is Here, But Some Missed Deals For First Day

ATLANTA (AP) — For the first time since 2009, Georgia is offering parents a tax holiday on back-to-school goods. The state will temporarily suspend its collection of the sales tax today through Saturday for general school […]

WAOK-AM–08/10/2012

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Study: One-Third Of Colleges, Universities In ‘Real Financial Trouble’

Nearly one-third of colleges and universities are in “real financial trouble,” according to a new study.

07/24/2012

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Help For Back To School Students

Atlanta (WAOK)- The school year is just around the corner and Greenbriar Mall in Southwest Atlanta is gearing up for the excitement with a giant giveaway. This Saturday, July 28th, 2012, one thousand lucky students […]

WAOK-AM–07/23/2012

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Race To The Top Funds May Be In Jeopardy

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia could lose $33 million of its $400 million Race to the Top school grant because of proposed changes to a new evaluation system for principals and teachers. The U.S. Department of […]

WAOK-AM–07/05/2012

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Teachers Volunteer To Give Free Reading Classes Following Budget Cuts

Earlier this month, funding issues caused Gwinnett County to cut 600 jobs after approximately $89 million was taken out of their operating budget, a drastic measure echoed in other counties throughout the state. Now, teachers at Benefield Elementary School in Lawrenceville are rallying for the sake of education, and volunteering to give free reading classes to any interested young students this summer.

06/14/2012

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Weekend Bus Accident Injures 50 Students

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A chain collision involving about a half-dozen buses east of Atlanta trapped one driver and forced medical officials to examine more than 50 children for injuries. The accident Saturday occurred as […]

WAOK-AM–05/20/2012

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Colleges Bring Dogs On Campus To Help Students With Stress During Finals

Just down the hall from the reference desk at Emory University’s law library in a room housing antique legal texts is Stanley the golden retriever puppy, barking his head off.

05/12/2012

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Miss. School Board Member Suggests ‘Playboy’ As Student Reading Material

A member of the Vicksburg Warren School Board drew criticism for suggesting that teachers use Playboy magazine as a literary source to encourage students to read.

04/25/2012

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Atlanta Board To Consider Plan To Close Schools

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – The Atlanta school board is set to decide Tuesday whether to approve or reject a plan to close schools as part of a massive redistricting plan. Superintendent Errol Davis’ final redistricting proposal was […]

WAOK-AM–04/10/2012

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