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Henry County Schools names Dr. Carl Knowlton as the interim superintendent

In a special called meeting last week, the Henry County Board of Education unanimously appointed Dr. Carl Knowlton as Interim Superintendent, effective March 7. “I am honored to be called upon to provide consistency, stability, and a seamless transition as our Board of Education undertakes the process of selecting a long-term leader,” said Dr. Knowlton. […]

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AUC colleges awarded $14 million grant for research

On Wednesday, Spelman College, in collaboration with Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Clark Atlanta University, was awarded a $14 million competitive grant aimed at transforming research support access. Growing Research Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity (GRANTED) initiative will support the schools in the Atlanta University Center and aims to expand the […]

Posted inGeorgia Department of Education

Georgia to deploy 60 full-time literacy coaches in elementary schools statewide

In a move aimed at enhancing literacy outcomes in elementary schools across Georgia, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has announced plans to place 60 full-time literacy coaches in elementary schools throughout the state. The initiative, unveiled today by State School Superintendent Richard Woods, targets the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools to bolster literacy education […]

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Henry County Schools Superintendent named sole finalist for Cherokee job

At a called meeting Wednesday night, the Cherokee County School board voted 4-3 to name Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis as the sole finalist for superintendent. Davis has been the superintendent of Henry County School since Nov. 2017 and before that was the chief academic officer in Cobb County Schools and the assistant superintendent of teaching […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Georgia State partners with four metro area school districts to retain educators

In response to the ongoing teacher shortage in Georgia, Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development (CEHD) has joined forces with four school districts in the state. The initiative, known as the Pathways to Teacher Credentialing Project, aims to alleviate the teacher shortage by preparing and retaining educators in the critical areas in […]

Posted inDecatur City Schools

Students in Decatur City Schools owe $88,000 in unpaid lunch fees

Starting on Feb. 2, students in Decatur City Schools who carry negative balances for unpaid meal charges will be served cheese sandwiches and milk instead of the scheduled meal. According to a school nutrition webinar hosted by Decatur City Schools, the balance of unpaid meal balances in the district is roughly $88,000.  The outstanding negative […]

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Spelman College Receives Historic $100 Million Gift – Largest Ever to an HBCU

Spelman College, one of the leading educational institutions for Black women in STEM, announced a historic milestone with a $100 million gift – the largest single donation ever made to a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). The generous contribution comes from businesswoman and philanthropist Ronda Stryker and her husband, William Johnston, Chairman of Greenleaf […]

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UNCF’s $1 Billion campaign boosted by $100 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

In a move to bolster historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) unveiled a monumental $1 billion capital campaign during a press conference held at Clark Atlanta University yesterday. The catalyst for this initiative is a $100 million unrestricted grant awarded by Lilly Endowment Inc. Dr. Michael L. Lomax, President […]

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Dekalb School Board to consider additional budget adjustment for employee bonuses

At next week’s regularly scheduled meeting, the Dekalb County School Board is set to discuss and approve a general fund budget adjustment earmarked for employee bonuses. This budget adjustment comes after Governor Brian Kemp announced on December 18 a $1,000 retention bonus for state employees, teachers, and support staff. Dekalb County Schools received $9,930,774 from […]

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Carrollton High School student named Gatorade Georgia Football Player of the Year

Julian ‘Ju Ju’ Lewis, a sophomore quarterback from Carrollton High School, has been named the 2023-24 Gatorade Georgia Football Player of the Year. This award marks Lewis as the best high school football player in Georgia. He is the first recipient from Carrollton High School in the award’s history. Standing at 6-foot-1 and weighing 175 […]

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Georgia Health Policy Center announces six health opportunity pilot communities

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) at Georgia State University has revealed the names of the six communities selected as recipients of the Health Opportunity Pilot Awards. These communities, strategically located across Georgia, have been chosen for their 10-year plans to enhance access to Vital Conditions for Health and Well-Being. The selected communities will benefit […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Yolanda C. Brown named as one of three finalists for Memphis superintendent job

Yolanda C. Brown has been named one of three finalists for the superintendent role in the Memphis-Shelby County School (MSCS) system in Memphis, TN. Brown, the current Chief Academic Officer in Atlanta Public Schools, was interviewed along with five other finalists on Dec. 15 in Memphis. This announcement of the three finalists comes after the […]

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Blank Foundation grant to jumpstart hospitality program at Morris Brown College

On Monday, Morris Brown College and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation announced a 20-year, $3 million to digitize and market the school’s Hospitality Certificate program. Supported by the foundation’s Youth Development giving area, it will help Morris Brown College students outside of the metro Atlanta area who may have challenges getting to the college. […]

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Academic Officer from Atlanta Public Schools chosen as semi-finalist for Memphis superintendent Position

Dr. Yolanda Brown, the current chief academic officer at Atlanta Public Schools, has been named a semi-finalist for the next Superintendent of Memphis- Shelby County Schools.  Brown, who is a 30-year veteran of Atlanta Public Schools, has held a variety of roles. According to her bio, brown has been a classroom teacher, district-level model teacher […]

Posted inCobb County Schools

Two Metro Atlanta School Districts are under investigation by Office of Civil Rights

Two metro area school districts are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for reports of discrimination on their campuses, according to data updated this week by the Department of Education. Cobb County School Board and Atlanta Public Schools are named in an investigation by the Department of Education for open Title VI shared […]

Posted inClayton County Schools

Clayton County Public Schools breaks ground on convocation center and college and career academy

Atlanta, GA — Clayton County Public Schools held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for the Clayton County Convocation Center & College and Career Academy which will be located at the former Sears Building site at Southlake Mall in Morrow, Georgia. The groundbreaking ceremony unveiled plans for an 8,000-seat arena and convention center that will also […]

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Revised Advanced Placement African American Studies released

The Advanced Placement African American course that ignited controversy among conservative lawmakers, released its revised framework today by the College Board. Set to officially launch in the 2024-25 school year, this course aims to introduce students to the diverse history of the African-American community. Dr. Brandi Waters, senior director and program manager of African American […]

Posted inGeorgia News

Dr. Fred Williams named state superintendent of the year

ATLANTA- Dublin City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Fred Williamswas announced as the 2024 Georgia Superintendent of the Year. The announcement was made during the Georgia School Boards Association/Georgia School Superintendents Association Winter Conference. Sponsored by the Georgia School Superintendents Association, this distinguished recognition is awarded to district leaders across the state who have demonstrated an exceptional […]

Posted inDecatur City Schools

Decatur City Schools prioritizes focus for 2024 legislative session

In the regularly scheduled November board meeting, the Decatur City Schools Board of Education approved their legislative priorities for the 2024 session of the Georgia General Assembly. The priorities will focus on safety, security, mental health, funding, and local authority. The DCS board submits its priorities annually, with the draft presented in the October pre-work […]