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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

Students Attend Graduation Ceremonies At New York University

New HOPE Scholarship Cuts May Be Coming

ATLANTA (AP) – New estimates show that Georgia college students will be paying more out-of-pocket than what they receive in HOPE scholarship money by 2015. The Georgia Student Finance Commission told lawmakers Monday that lottery […]

WAOK-AM–01/10/2012

New York City Plans London-Style Surveillance

Georgia Tech Students Get More Security Help

ATLANTA(AP/WAOK) – Georgia Tech has set up a new video surveillance tower on the campus as police investigate recent attacks on two students targeted by criminals.  WXIA-TV reports that the tower near the student center […]

WAOK-AM–12/12/2011

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Another Georgia Tech Student Attacked

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta police say they are hoping officers wearing plain clothes can prevent robberies of students near the Georgia Tech campus. Atlanta police Maj. Chris Leighty says  that the plainclothes officers are being […]

WAOK-AM–12/06/2011

Sec. Of State Clinton Speaks To Students At A New York Charter School

Fulton County School Board Votes For Charter System

Fulton, Co (WAOK)-The Fulton school board voted 7-0 to apply to the state to become a charter system. If approved, the charter system has the ability to limit the impact of future legislation that Fulton […]

WAOK-AM–11/21/2011

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