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Atlanta Public Schools asks for feedback from the public on the district’s proposed literacy policy

At the regularly scheduled policy review meeting, Atlanta Public Schools is working to address the early literacy crisis by creating a policy on literacy that will be used to establish goals and a framework to address the district’s literacy challenges. This focus on literacy comes after interim superintendent Dr. Danielle S. Battle made literacy a […]

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Georgia Gwinnett College School of Education receives national award for excellence

Lawrenceville, Georgia – The Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) School of Education (SOE) has received the 2023 Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Dr. Pamela Smith, GGC’s coordinator of assessment and accreditation and assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, expressed her enthusiasm for the achievement, […]

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Georgia Lt. Governor makes arming teachers a legislative priority

ATLANTA – In a joint announcement last week, Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones, along with Senators Max Burns and Clint Dixon, revealed their legislative priority for 2024 to allow teachers to carry firearms on campus. “Protecting the most vulnerable, including all of Georgia’s children, is one of our most critical responsibilities as public servants,” emphasized Lt. […]

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Atlanta Board of Education Profile: Nkoyo Effiong Lewis, Candidate for District 9 Seat

On November 7th during the Municipal elections, voters in the metro Atlanta area will choose representation for a variety of elected seats-including school board seats. As custom for us as an independent news organization, we have approached every candidate who qualified to run with a series of questions for them to answer for the voters […]

Posted inDecatur City Schools

City Schools of Decatur Profile: India Epps, Candidate for District 2, Post B Seat

On November 7th during the Municipal elections, voters in the metro Atlanta area will choose representation for a variety of elected seats-including school board seats. As custom for us as an independent news organization, we have approached every candidate who qualified to run with a series of questions for them to answer for the voters […]

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Atlanta Board of Education Profile: Ken Zeff, Candidate for District 3 Seat

On November 7th during the Municipal elections, voters in the metro Atlanta area will choose representation for a variety of elected seats-including school board seats. As custom for us as an independent news organization, we have approached every candidate who qualified to run with a series of questions for them to answer for the voters […]

Posted inHBCU

Historic Collaboration: Debt Collective and Morehouse College Erase $10 Million in Student Debt

The Debt Collective and Morehouse College have joined forces in an extraordinary partnership that will see the complete elimination of over $10 million in student debt. Morehouse College took the remarkable step of transferring its entire collections for the Fall 2022 term and prior to the Debt Collective’s sister organization, the Rolling Jubilee Fund, for […]

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Clark Atlanta University embarks on campus Expansion

*Atlanta, GA – The Board of Trustees of Clark Atlanta University (CAU) has unveiled plans to construct three new campus facilities simultaneously to address housing and student experience on campus. Following an extensive and inclusive process of student engagement, the university’s administration has proposed the construction of a new freshman residence hall, a second dining […]

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Atlanta Public Schools achieve highest graduation rate, surpassing state average by 2.2%

Atlanta Public Schools have announced the highest graduation rate in Georgia at 86.6%, surpassing the state’s rate by 2.2 percentage points in the latest data release. In 2023, Atlanta Public Schools saw its largest graduating class to date, with 2,812 students successfully completing high school. This milestone comes as the state of Georgia adheres to […]

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Governor Kemp’s GEORGIA MATCH Initiative to Send 120,000 High School Seniors College Admission Letters

Next week, more than 120,000 high school seniors in Georgia will receive personalized letters from Governor Kemp. These letters will list the public technical institutions, colleges, and universities in the state that are reserving spots for them in the Fall 2024 semester based on their academic eligibility. This initiative, known as GEORGIA MATCH, is a […]

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Fifteen Douglas County students recognized for perfect scores on GMAS

Fifteen students were recognized Monday at the Douglas County Schools Board meeting for achieving a perfect score on their Georgia Milestones Assessment Systems (GMAS). A press release sent out said, “achieving these scores is a tremendous accomplishment. Not only does it reflect the students’ hard work, but it also reflects their commitment to academic excellence” […]

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Former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent takes role with Department of Education

Dr. Lisa Herring, the former Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, has a new role with the U.S. Department of Education. Starting on September 18, she will join the department as a consultant and strategic advisor to the Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, where she will shape the department’s strategy to engage state and local officials. […]

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Cherokee County Schools working with GSBA for their next superintendent

Cherokee County Schools is turning to the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) to help aid them in finding the next leader of the district after the current Superintendent, Dr. Brian V. Hightower announced his plans to retire at the end of this school year. During the September 14th meeting, Bill Sampson, the GSBA Board Development […]

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Marietta City Schools teacher gets keys to new home thanks to affordable housing program

Building is done for the City of Marietta’s first home under the city’s public service housing program to build affordable housing for employees. Methany Thornton, a Social Emotional Learning teacher at Marietta Middle School lived 35 minutes away from her job with her disabled husband, child, and two grandchildren. On Saturday, Thornton’s home was dedicated […]

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Former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent named head of app for HBCU students

The former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent, Lisa Herring, was named as the President of PROPEL according to a release by the company. Headquartered in Atlanta, PROPEL Learn is an app designed to empower Historically Black College and University students in bridging the gap between them and their professional aspirations.   This past June, the Atlanta […]

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Atlanta Public Schools denies application for a public charter focused on serving students with special needs

Atlanta Public Schools voted unanimously tonight to deny an application for a public charter school for students with special needs. The school, Tapestry Public Charter Schools Atlanta (TPCA), wanted to duplicate their model in Doraville by opening a new start-up charter school in Atlanta Public Schools for the 2024-2025 school year. According to the petition […]