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Parents concerned with lack of crossing guard; School now diverting funds to hire guard Video included

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Just about every Metro Atlanta school has traffic backups as parents drop off and pick-up their children.

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Signs stating armed teachers go up in Georgia school district

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One Georgia school district is making news after signs were recently put up around school campuses.

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6 Centennial HS cheerleaders kicked off team for "violating athletic code of conduct"

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Six Centennial High School cheerleaders will no longer be allowed to participate on the sideline and competition participation after violating rules. 

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Program offers before and after-school meals for needy students

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As students go back to class in Douglas County, they'll have the chance to participate in a unique program that offers meals not only before school but after as well. 

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Atlanta school board to roll back millage rate but it's not good news for homeowners

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The Atlanta school board voted Monday night to rollback the millage rate by one mil but it will come at the expense of taxpayers.

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New high school opens in Gwinnett County, offering choice for Norcross students

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Monday is the first day of the new school year for students in Georgia's largest school district, Gwinnett County, and for the first time in the district, students in one attendance zone will have a choice as to which high school to attend.

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Fulton County schools take unique approach to fill teacher vacancies

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The Fulton County school district is taking a unique approach to an annual problem of staffing qualified teachers in your children's classrooms.

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Fulton County school officers to wear body cameras on campus

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Fulton County school police officers will have a new tool for the new school year, body cameras.  

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Cobb superintendent visits classes on the first day of school

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Cobb County Superintendent Chris Ragsdale found excited students at elementary school Wednesday morning during surprise visits. 

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Circus theme greets students on first day at Atlanta elementary school

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It's the 50th year that Peyton Forest Elementary School in southwest Atlanta has opened its doors for the start of a new school year.

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Ron Clark Academy co-founder writes book on improving communication

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CBS46 anchor Karyn Greer sat down with Bearden for more on the principles and the inspiration behind the book. 

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INVESTIGATES

Questioning lead testing in metro schools Video included

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The Bulldog investigative team has learned a handful of major metro school districts may have unintentionally misidentified the real levels of lead in their drinking water. 

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Cobb County's youngest students practice riding the bus

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Kindergartner Jason Yerger has been waiting for this moment for weeks.

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New this year, sexual abuse education to start in Georgia schools for children K-9

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As kids are ready to head back to school, we are advocating for you.

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Long-term Pre-K benefits fade Video included

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Wednesday, CBS46 investigated a bold attempt by Dekalb County Schools to break the cycle of failing schools. 

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Back-to-school start dates across metro Atlanta

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Students across metro Atlanta are heading back to class and CBS46 has you covered. Here's a list of start dates for schools across the area. 

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3 teachers chosen for 'Teacher of the Year' in Cobb County

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Three teachers from Cobb County Schools were recognized as Teacher of the Year on Wednesday. 

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DeKalb County Board of Health extends hours for back-to-school rush

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The DeKalb County Board of Health is doing what it can to help alleviate the stress for parents during the back-to-school season as they've extended hours at their facilities.

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Several stores make it easier to head back-to-school

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Several events are held for students as they head back to class.

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Children as young as three to start public school

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CBS46 is advocating for students and taxpayers as DeKalb County Schools tries a bold experiment meant to improve education in some of Georgia's lowest performing elementary schools.

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Three months after sick-out, DeKalb County bus drivers see progress in working conditions Video included

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Supporters of disgruntled DeKalb County school bus drivers updated reporters Friday on the status of negotiations between drivers and school district officials.

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Student makes perfect ACT score

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According to the ACT more than two million students took the college assessment test and only 2,760 got a perfect score.

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Leaders of lowest-performing schools ask critical question

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Georgia's public school leaders from the state's lowest-performing schools are asking a critical question -- how do we get the adults in charge to change? 

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Two Coweta Co. schools locked down after man with a gun reported in the area

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Northgate High School and Canongate Elementary School were placed under a security lock down as a precaution after reports of a man with a gun in the area.

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New measurement system shows some of state's best schools not making the grade Video included

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Georgia education leaders are grading schools just like teachers grade students, but a new measurement called Beating the Odds shows some of the state’s best schools not making the grade.

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New tool removes excuse of poverty from failing schools

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A powerful new tool is removing the excuse of poverty from failing schools across Georgia.

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Fulton County Schools Police investigating after bullet found in classroom at Alpharetta High School

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The Fulton County Schools Police Dept. is investigating after a bullet was found in a classroom at Alpharetta High School.

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Study: Volunteering reduces loneliness in widowed older adults

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Dr. Ben Lennox Kail, co-author of the study and assistant professor of sociology at Georgia State University, examined whether becoming a volunteer at the time of widowhood is associated with reducing the risks of loneliness.

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Governor Deal announces Innovation Fund grant award winners

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Three winners have been awarded Implementation Grants and Scaling Grants according to Governor Nathan Deal's office. 

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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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