Teachers

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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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Fire The Teachers, The Cops And The Firefighters?

Remember when Republicans praised first responders? Remember when Republicans where Leaving No Child Behind? There was a time, not so long ago, when the people who kept us safe and the people who educated our […]

06/12/2012

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Cobb County Might Lay Off 200 Teachers

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Cobb County school board members have been told the system might have to lay off 200 teachers to ease a budget deficit. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that school board members […]

WAOK-AM–04/13/2012

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Atlanta Educators Could Be Fired For Cheating Scandal Beginning Monday

ATLANTA (AJC/WAOK)-Monday could be the beginning of the end for some of the educators accused of cheating in Atlanta Public Schools. Superintendent Erroll Davis reportedly gave several educators until Monday to decide whether to  resign or be fired. […]

WAOK-AM–02/25/2012

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The Mo Ivory Show 2/23. . .

Today on the Mo Ivory Show, suspended Atlanta Public School teachers were called to a mandatory meeting to determine their status. These teachers have been on paid administrative leave since the CRCT scandal broke. Mo gets […]

WAOK-AM–02/23/2012

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Parents Protest Slavery Math Lesson

Gwinnett, Co. (WAOK/AJC)-WAOK Talk show host and community activist Derrick Boazman led a group of parents in a protest outside of the Beaver Ridge Elementary school Tuesday after a lesson on Frederick Douglass prompted third-grade teachers […]

WAOK-AM–01/10/2012

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Gwinnett County Parents Outraged At Slavery Lesson!!

Today on Powertalk with Lorraine Jacques-White, we spoke with Chris Braxton a parent of  one of the students at Beaver Ridge Elementary School.  They gave us the inside knowledge on what really happened in the […]

WAOK-AM–01/10/2012

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Punishment Handed Out to APS Educators in CRCT Scandal

ATLANTA (WAOK)-11 educators implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal found out Thursday their fate from the state Professional Standards Commission.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, which licenses educators, voted to […]

WAOK-AM–10/13/2011

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Atlanta School Superintendent Wastes No Time Making Personnel Changes

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Atlanta Public School Superintendent Erroll Davis is keeping his word to parents and students that changes in personnel would be made in schools cited in the CRCT cheating report. On Monday at the Board of […]

WAOK-AM–07/12/2011

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300 New Teachers To Be Hired

ATLANTA (WAOK)- Teach forAmerica will have 300 new teachers throughout metro Atlanta this fall. The education organization, hosts a two- year program placing recent college graduates as teachers in low-income public schools, received 48,000 applications […]

WAOK-AM–06/09/2011

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