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First black Emory University student selected as Rhodes Scholar

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Overall Chelsea Jackson is the 20th Emory student to join the list of scholars who have studied abroad at the University of Oxford in England. 

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Some Atlanta Public Schools employees to stay home without pay during holiday

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How about a Thanksgiving holiday without pay for a lot of Atlanta school workers? Fulton County’s problems assessing property taxes means a cash crisis for Fulton County and Atlanta Public Schools. 

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Students in local drumline prove they are the "new kings on the block" performing during Atlanta Falcons game

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 This season the drumline at Martin Luther King Jr. High School was named the official drumline to perform during halftime at home games for the “Dirty Birds.”

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Parents complain of lack of cameras in special needs classrooms

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The potential for abuse in special needs classrooms is a hot topic in one metro Atlanta school district. 

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Registration deadline looms for students looking to take SAT and ACT tests,

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High school seniors applying to colleges and universities throughout the country have one last opportunity to put their wits to the test on the ACT and SAT in December.

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A Kennesaw student's DACA status hangs in the balance for the third time

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Jessica Colotl came into the national spotlight seven years ago after being pulled over for a traffic charge at Kennesaw State University.

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No money, no spending for Fulton Co. schools

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Fulton County Schools are short on cash, and until they receive property tax revenue they won’t be making new hires or spending extra money.

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New STEM program to expose students to motorsports industry

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“Operation Hope” and Atlanta Public Schools teamed up with Bryant Group Motorsports Academy to launch a new program at Ralph J. Bunche Middle School. 

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Dr. Mary Davis named superintendent of Henry County Schools

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Dr. Mary Davis has been named the 15th superintendent of Henry County Schools. Davis spent the past three years as the chief academic officer for Cobb County Public Schools.

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Three fraternities, sorority selected to start chapters at Reinhardt

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The fraternities and sorority for the inaugural Greek Life experience at Reinhardt University have been selected, and chapters will open for the 2017-18 academic year. 

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Spelman College one of four colleges to receive scholarship from Beyonce

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In celebration of Beyonce's legendary "Lemonade" album, the singer and actress announced the establishment of the Formation Scholars awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

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Charles R. Drew Charter School will graduate first senior class

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Charles Drew Charter School will hold its first graduation since its creation in 2000 as the city of Atlanta's first public charter school. 

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Five Cobb County students named National Merit Scholars

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More than 1,000 distinguished high school seniors were announced as National Merit Scholarship recipients, and five of those students attend schools in the Cobb County School District. 

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Morehouse alum named first African-American Chancellor of UMass Dartmouth

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Dr. Robert E. Johnson, a Morehouse College alumnus, was named the first African-American chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.  

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Admission applications for Emory University hit record high

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The applicant pool of 24,114 is a 19 percent increase since last year. 

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300+ AUC students sleep on street to raise awareness to homelessness

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Students from Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University slept outside in cardboard boxes to help raise awareness about the plight of the homeless.

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Marist School debate team among top three in Georgia

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Marist School's Speech and Debate Program has collected a record number of awards, among those the team ranked in the top three debate programs in Georgia. 

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Boys and Girls Club, College Park Police join forces to talk positive relationships

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Hundreds of kids from Boys & Girls Clubs across Atlanta and officers from the College Park Police Department participated in an afternoon of food, games, and conversations. 

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First Lady of Georgia visits The Goddard School

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The First Lady of Georgia, Sandra Deal, visited The Goddard School preschoolers in Kennesaw. 

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$63 million upgrade project is approved for Sanford Stadium

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Higher education leaders have approved a major expansion and renovation project involving the west end of Sanford Stadium, the University of Georgia football team's home field.

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Morehouse College debate team scores top prize at Georgia Parliamentary Debate Association State Finals

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The Morehouse College debate team brought home their third consecutive state title win when they triumphed at the GPDA State Finals. 

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Georgia State receives $4.1M grant to combat Ebola virus

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A researcher at Georgia State University has received a $4.1 million federal grant to develop a drug to combat the Ebola virus. 

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