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Longer school days continue in DeKalb Co.

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District officials say students will continue to be in school for an extended 20-minutes in DeKalb County Schools to make up for lost instructional time through Nov. 30.

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Former governor retires from public life

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The family of Governor and United States Senator Zell Miller says a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease is pulling the curtain on an astonishing political career.

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Georgia lottery provides millions in education funding

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People can feel better about spending money on lottery tickets knowing that proceeds help students obtain an education throughout the state.

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Henry County School Superintendent search could finally have resolution Video included

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Few expected the search for a new Henry County superintendent to extend into mid-October.

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APS looks how to legally give more money to minority-owned businesses

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Atlanta Public Schools gives itself a low grade for hiring disadvantaged businesses. 

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Gwinnett Co. parents upset after teacher assigns 'Nazi Party mascot' project

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The assignment was called “Nazi Party Mascot.” The directions: create a “colorful illustrations” to represent the mascot for the Nazi Party at its political rallies, complete by giving the drawing a name. 

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Cyber-criminals attack Atlanta, Fulton, and Clayton school districts, paychecks stolen Video included

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Cyber-criminals attacked Atlanta Public Schools, tricking some employees out of their paychecks and potentially exposing private information of more than 3,800 district employees.

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Parents upset school days will be 20 minutes longer until Oct. 31

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Parents of students with DeKalb County Schools are upset school days will be 20 minutes longer to recoup time lost when Tropical Storm Irma battered metro Atlanta on Sept. 11.

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Emory acquires letter that served as Kerouac inspiration

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Emory University has acquired a 60-year-old letter that author Jack Kerouac served as the inspiration for the novel "On the Road."

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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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DeKalb County Schools to spend $85,000 on marketing campaign

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The DeKalb County School District launched a new billboard marketing campaign to change the perception of the school system.

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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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