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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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Georgia’s High School Graduation Rate Falls To 67 Percent

Georgia’s high school graduation rate has fallen to 67 percent based a new federally mandated calculation, state officials said Tuesday.

04/10/2012

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UGA Students Help Preserve Black Cemetary

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A University of Georgia landscape architecture class is trying to help preserve one of Athens’ historic black cemeteries. The Athens Banner-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/Ii14rV) that 10 students in the graduate-level Community in Place class […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2012

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DeKalb Student Goes To National Spelling Bee

ATLANTA (AP) — A 13-year-old from DeKalb County will represent Georgia in the Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship in Washington, D.C. Simola Nayak from Henderson Middle School spelled “tautologous” correctly to win the state bee […]

WAOK-AM–03/21/2012

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Parents Still Have Time To Participate In Redistricting Meetings

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Parents of Atlanta Public School students have a few more opportunities to get a look at Superintendent Erroll Davis’ plans for redistricting. Davis says the redistricting is meant to relieve overcrowding in some schools and […]

WAOK-AM–03/14/2012

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Two Ga Tech Students Robbed

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-It hasn’t happened in several weeks but this morning two Georgia Tech students were robbed at gunpoint as they left the campus library, police said. The robbery happened as the students were getting into […]

WAOK-AM–03/08/2012

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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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Parents Can Get A Peek At Superintendent’s Redistricting Plan

ATLANTA (WAOK)-If you are the parent of an Atlanta Public School student you can get a look at Superintendent Erroll Davis’ plans for the future. Davis is expected to present his plan to the Atlanta School Board […]

WAOK-AM–03/05/2012

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White Teacher Sues for the Right to Use the N-Word

A white teacher says Chicago public school officials and his black principal violated his civil rights when they suspended him for using the N-word in front of a classroom full of black sixth graders, according […]

WAOK-AM–02/21/2012

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