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Atlanta Board of Education considers change to dress code policy and equity advisory committee

In a board policy review committee meeting last week, the Atlanta Board of Education suggested several policy changes centered on the community equity advisory committee and the student dress code. The first agenda item was focused on the Community Equity Advisory Committee and the language around the possible removal of members in the policy. Established in […]

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Candidates who qualified to run for metro Atlanta school board races

Several candidates have qualified to run for their county school board seats in the upcoming May 21 general primary. Notably, several long-term board members have elected not to seek reelection, including Katha Stuart from Fulton County, Dr. Mary Kay Murphy from Gwinnett County Schools, David Banks from Cobb County Schools, Vickie B. Turner, Dr. Joyce […]

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Atlanta Public Schools announces community panel to vet finalists for superintendent vacancy

In a special called meeting today, the Atlanta Board of Education announced the names of the community panel who will help choose the next superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. This panel, first introduced at the Feb. 26 meeting, is comprised of PTA members, parents, teachers, staff, community leaders, alumni, business leaders, clergy, and more. The […]

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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 […]

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How metro-Atlanta school districts are helping students experiencing homelessness

Students experiencing homelessness have local school districts being creative on how to best support them with resources. Tamika Smith was in between homes before she recently moved to Georgia to live with her family. While In Georgia, she received a phone call from Clayton County’s Homeless Education Team to come pick up some shoes for […]

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State Superintendent: Baffled by Atlanta Public Schools keeping state retention bonuses

This holiday season, many public school teachers in Georgia are celebrating Gov. Brian Kemp giving all state employees a $1,000 retention bonus, including teachers. However, Education in Atlanta has learned that there is confusion on whether teachers in Atlanta Public Schools will receive the additional compensation. On Monday, Governor Kemp announced educators would be given […]

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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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Atlanta Public Schools extends charter contracts for three local schools

ATLANTA — Atlanta Public Schools has granted a five-year extension to the charters of three local schools following the December 4, 2023 board meeting. Centennial Academy, Atlanta Classical Academy, and KIPP Metro Schools petitioned the Atlanta Board of Education for the extension, with their current charters set to expire on June 30, 2024. Centennial Academy, […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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Key Changes to Senior Leadership in Atlanta Public Schools

In a surprising move, interim Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Danielle Battle shook up the senior leadership team on her first official day on the job. During the first board meeting of her tenure on Tuesday, September 5th, Dr. Battle will present the five familiar faces for appointment: Dr. Timothy Gadson, III Deputy Superintendent Erica […]

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Dr. Danielle S. Battle sworn in as interim superintendent of Atlanta Board of Education

Dr. Danielle S. Battle was sworn in as the interim superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools by Chief Magistrate Judge Cassandra Kirk this morning at the Center for Leadership and Learning. In the audience were Atlanta Council President Doug Shipman, Councilman Byron Amos, Councilman Matt Westmoreland as the elected officials in the audience, and former Atlanta […]