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Two Carrollton City Students Expelled Over Racist Videos

Hours after a racially offensive 50-second clip was posted to TikTok and within hours had thousands of page views, Carrollton City Schools took the unprecedented move to expel those students according to a message from Superintendent Dr. Mark Albertus. “The…

State Superintendent Woods Urges Compassion Over Compliance

This morning State School Superintendent Richard Woods urged us to choose compassion over compliance in a message to Georgia parents and stakeholders. The correspondence started by praising Georgia’s teachers, educational leaders, parents, and students by them doing a remarkable job…

Dekalb County Schools Will End School Year Early

Dekalb County Schools has announced the plan to close the 2019-2020 school year early. According to the district’s Twitter account, the school year will end 4 days early on May 15th for grades PreK-11 instead of May 21st, the school…

Dekalb County and Fulton County Schools Both Change Food Distribution Schedule

With most of the metro Atlanta schools coming out of Spring Break on April 13th, two metro area school districts have changed the way food distribution will be given to students as they continue virtual learning due to COVID-19. Beginning…

Buford City Schools Implements New Grading System

Starting March 30th, Buford City Schools will implement a new grading system for the remainder of school closure (through April 27) for grades 1-8. The goal of this new grading system is to provide low impact grades for all students…

Georgia Department of Health Gives Guidance on Picking Up Items from School Settings

Late Friday, the Georgia Department of Health gave guidance on picking up materials and other belongings for schools. Noting that there is still a lot that is unknown about the newly emerged COVID-19 and how it spreads. The Center for…

Nation’s Governors Send Letter to U.S. Department of Education

This week the on behalf of the Education & Workforce Committee, governors from around the United States urged the U.S. Department of Education to disburse funds to states and territories from the Education Stabilization Fund of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,…

Fall Study Abroad Programs Canceled at Emory University

After canceling all in-person summer programming and going completely off-campus and in remote learning format, and May Commencement, Jan Love, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Emory University announced that all university-sponsored study abroad for undergraduate…

Westlake High School Honors Top 25 Seniors With Billboards

In an announcement from Principal Jamar Robinson, for the next four weeks (starting April 7) there will be billboards throughout South Fulton honoring the academic performers of the top 25 students. During the final two weeks, the billboards will feature…

Fulton County Changes Food Distribution Protocol

Starting the week of April 13th, Fulton County Schools will change its protocol to comply with additional guidance from the Georgia Department of Education regarding new precautions from the Center for Disease Control around employees reporting to work for essential…