Posted inGeorgia Politics

Proposed Math education standards open for a 30-day Period

The Georgia Department of Education needs the community’s feedback on the proposed the K-12 Mathematics Standards for the 2022-2024 school year. Starting today the standards are up for review for a 30-day public comment period. If approved, the standards will be implemented in the 2022-23 school year. Throughout the 2021-2022 school year, teachers will receive […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Starting in 2021-2022 School Year Atlanta Public Schools to Return to 5 Days Instruction

Starting in the 2021-2022 school year all Atlanta Public Schools students will return to five days of in-person instruction each week. While a virtual option will remain, teachers will no longer be expected to teach simultaneously or have asynchronous Wednesdays. According to the Superintendent’s blog, Herring continued, “We don’t intend to have asynchronous Wednesdays and […]

Posted inGwinnett County Schools

Fulton County Schools’ Chief Operations Officer Leaves for Job With Gwinnett County Schools

On Thursday Fulton County Schools Board Members said goodbye to long-term Chief Operation Officers, Patrick Burke has he leaves for Gwinnett County Schools to be their Director of Planning. Burke who has spent more than two decades with the district, oversaw school building projects, nutrition and transportation. Citing the need to be closer to his […]

Posted inGeorgia Politics

State School Board of Education Approves $1,000 Bonus for Georgia Teachers and Support Personnel

On Thursday the State Board of Education approved Governor Kemp and State Superintendent’s recommendation to provide a one-time, $1,000 bonus payment to every public school teacher and support personnel. This bonus, provided by federal stimulus, is a good faith effort that helps with the ability to recruit teachers and retention of talent  as educators have […]

Posted inNational News

U.S. Department of Education to Cancel $1 Billion in Student Loans for Borrowers

On Thursday, The U.S. Department of Education announced that it will streamline debt relief for millions of borrowers with claims that their secondary institution engaged in misconduct. Recalculating the formula made in the DeVos administration, Cardona and staff will rescind the formula for calculating partial relief and streamline an approach for granting full relief. This […]

Posted inAnti Racism

Opinion: Stop the Hate Against Asian Americans Forces Us to Speak Up

Caroline Diaz is the preschool director for Westminster Schools, an independent school in Atlanta.  She has a strong passion for leadership and mentorship in the field of early childhood education. Caroline began her career as a lecturer for De La Salle University’s Psychology Department in Manila, Philippines.  She also operated two early childhood learning centers while […]

Posted inHot Topics in Teaching

Perceived Threats of Caring Male Teacher

By Nathan Brown “Nathan Brown is a student of elementary education at Hamline University. He is a future educator who stands against the implementation of postmodern theory into public education and writes about these issues at NateBWriting.weebly.com. He also creates children’s music under the name ‘Captain Cool Kid’, and his first album, “Songs 4 Every1”, is […]

Posted inCoranovirus

GaDOE Offers Guidance on Opening Schools for the 2020-2021 School Year

This morning in a 10-page document, “Georgia’s Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools” the Georgia Department Education offered guidance to Georgia’s  181 school districts that containing over 2,200 schools that employ over 114,800 teachers who educate approximately 1.6 million students every day. This document came after the Center for Disease Control gave federal guidance to prioritize the health and safety of […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

With the Risk of 275,000+ Teacher Being Laid Off, Council of Greater City Schools Urges Congress to Act

In an unprecedented move, the Council of the Greater City schools drafted asking Congress for emergency funding of $200+ billion for the upcoming school year. Without this aid, the group says that an estimated 275,000 teachers may lose their jobs. The letter came upon a time when COVID-19 cases topped one million in the United […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools Announces Plan for Graduation With Hashtag #Worththewait

In true Atlanta Public Schools fashion, senior students will go out with a bang with virtual graduation in May and later summer graduation in the summer- or later. After surveying 1,650 APS seniors across all 14 high schools, an overwhelming percentage expressed interest for a delayed open-air (78%) or fall (71%) ceremony while fewer did […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Board of Education Announces Dr. Lisa Herring as Finalist for Superintendent

At Tuesday’s board meeting the Atlanta Board of Education announced the sole finalist for Superintendent job, Dr. Lisa Herring- current Superintendent for Birmingham City Schools in Alabama. To the surprise of many, in October the Board launched a nationwide search for a replacement of the sometimes controversial Meria Carstarphen. Dr. Herring will bring more than […]