Posted inAnti Racism

Local historians call out “whitewashing of Black History” in school curriculums

When Dr. Shana Hunt graduated from high school and attended Paine College in Agusta Georgia, she thought she was “pretty together” with her blackness and understanding of Black history. However, learning about all the historical achievements of Black people she didn’t know blew her mind. She didn’t know about the detailed works of Zora Neale […]

Posted inCobb County Schools

Cobb County parents critique Board of Education’s approval of $50 million multi-purpose facility

The Cobb County Board of Education approved a proposal from Superintendent Chris Ragsdale to build a $50 million multi-purpose facility during a work session on March 23. In the session, Superintendent Chris Ragsdale said the facility would mostly be used for academic purposes such as science fairs, fine arts presentations, robotic competitions, Career, Technical and […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Cobb Fulton and APS schools propose pay raises for employees in the 2023-2024 budgets

As Cobb County Schools, Fulton County Schools, and Atlanta Public Schools (APS)work to adopt their tentative 2023-2024 budgets, employee pay raises are at the front of any compensation talks.  The Cobb County school board presented its tentative budget for 2024 on April 13. The budget includes a  7.5% pay raise for all non-temporary employees. It […]

Posted inDekalb County Schools

Dekalb County Schools’ sole superintendent finalist answers questions and critiques at town hall

By: Christina Norris Last Tuesday, The Dekalb County School Board announced three town halls for parents, students, and stakeholders to get to know  Dr. Devon Horton, the sole finalist for its superintendent role. The Board held the town halls at Chamblee High School, Dr. Ronald E. McNair Middle School, and the Administrative & Instructional Complex. […]

Posted inGeorgia Department of Education

Georgia House Education Policy Subcommittee passes $6,000+ voucher bill

The Georgia House of Representatives Education Policy Subcommittee voted to pass SB 233, also known as “The Georgia Promise Scholarship Act,” in an Education Policy Subcommittee Meeting.  According to Senator and author of the bill Greg Dolezal, this bill will give students and parents more options regarding where they receive their education.  “What this bill […]

Posted inFulton County Schools

Former Fulton County Schools board member to serve as Georgia School Board Association development specialist

Julia Bernath, former president of the Fulton County Board of Education, is stepping into the Board Development Specialist role for the Georgia School Boards Association. Bernath announced her new position in a Facebook post on Tuesday. “I am excited to share that I’m starting a new position as Board Development Specialist with the Georgia School […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Petition calls for immediate change in Atlanta Public Schools’ leadership

Over 700 people have signed a petition demanding an “immediate” change in Atlanta Public Schools (APS) leadership. A account titled Transparency Now started the petition, expressing concerns with the direction of the current APS Superintendent, Dr. Lsia Herring, and the Senior Cabinet.  “Atlanta Public School’s senior leaders have failed our students, teachers, and staff […]

Posted inCobb County Schools

Cobb County Board of Education extends Superintendent Ragsdale’s contract

The Cobb County Board of Education voted to extend Superintendent Chris Ragsdale’s contract to 2026. Board Member Randy Scamihorn introduced the motion to extend Ragsdale’s contract during a Board of Education Meeting last Thursday. He detailed improvements and stability in the county under Ragsdale’s leadership as the reasons for this motion.  “Mr. Ragsdale is the […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Evolv Technology answers questions about weapon detection systems in APS schools

When the newsroom read about the partnership between Atlanta Public Schools (APS) and Evolv Technology for school safety, We were interested in just what technology Evolv would bring to the schools and why. We sat down with the people at Evolv to answer some questions about its partnership with APS, and these were their answers.  […]

Posted inGeorgia State

An inside look at The National Association of Black Journalists at Georgia State  

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for Black journalists worldwide. According to its website, it was founded in 1975 by 44 men and women during a meeting in Washington D.C. Since that meeting, NABJ has expanded to over 4,000 members including emerging, professional, and student journalists and educators.   […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools presents Mission Possible: APS 2036 in State of The District  

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) held its 150th annual State of The District for 2023 at Illuminarium Atlanta. The presentation was also streamed on Facebook live for public viewing. The lights from the Illuminarium building with the student showcase added to the State of the District’s futuristic theme: Mission Possible: APS 2036.    Dr. Lisa Herring, the […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools now using high-tech weapon detection systems in all middle and high Schools

Evolv Technology has announced its partnership with Atlanta Public Schools (APS) to begin using its weapon-detection systems in 15 middle schools and 21 high schools across the district. According to a press release from Evolv about the partnership, this came together after the volume of students arriving simultaneously at these schools made it difficult for […]

Posted inCommunity

Georgia State University campus faces damage from winter weather

According to the press release from the University, several buildings on Georgia State University’s Downtown campus were damaged due to the arctic blast that passed through Atlanta in December 2022. A weather update on the University’s website reports which housing facilities were affected. “Three of Georgia State’s Housing facilities — University Commons A, Commons D, […]

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Georgia Department of Education announces legislative priorities for 2023

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has announced its legislative priorities for 2023. In addition, the department shared a press release listing all the areas it intends to strengthen. These areas include support and opportunities for students, school safety, the teaching profession, and public education.  The press release also contains a federal priority to extend […]