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Emory University relocates commencement ceremony after- Pro-Palestinian protests on campus

College students across the United States are protesting the occupation of Palestinian territory by Israeli forces. Last week Emory University became one of the sights to see student resistance. On April 25th, protestors in Atlanta established an encampment on Emory’s campus to demand the university divestment from Israel and Cop City, a police and fire […]

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Spelman College announces Dr. Pamela E. Scott-Johnson as new provost

Spelman College recently announced the appointment of Dr. Pamela E. Scott- Johnson as the College’s new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. According to the press release, Scott-Johnson currently serves as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Monmouth University in West Long Branch.“We are pleased to welcome alumna and former faculty […]

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University of Georgia football player recruiting staff member killed in an early morning car crash

On Sunday at 2:45 a.m., a car crash involving a 2021 Ford Expedition claimed the life of 20-year-old Georgia offensive lineman Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy, a Georgia recruiting staffer, passed away. The Ford Expedition, driven by LeCroy, was traveling southbound in the land of Barnett Shoals Road when the vehicle left the roadway, striking […]

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GHSA talks instant replay and football state championship at board meeting

The Georgia High School Association’s board of trustees met on Jan. 12, 2023. The day’s agenda included a discussion of the football state championship, changes to Lifetime Pass requirements, and scheduling for the spring 2023 semester.  Here’s a look at what the board approved this week and what’s to expect this spring: Scheduling The State […]

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Georgia State University campus faces damage from winter weather

According to the press release from the University, several buildings on Georgia State University’s Downtown campus were damaged due to the arctic blast that passed through Atlanta in December 2022. A weather update on the University’s website reports which housing facilities were affected. “Three of Georgia State’s Housing facilities — University Commons A, Commons D, […]

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Q&A with Atlanta Public Schools seat nine vacancy nominee Jessica Johnson

This Wednesday, the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education nominated Jessica Johnson, a local entrepreneur and executive director of The Scholarship Academy, to fill the At-Large Seat 9 vacancy left by former board member Jason Esteves when he was elected to the Georgia State Senate in November 2022. The Atlanta Board of Education will hold […]

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Atlanta City Council approves new gun safety legislation

The Atlanta City Council approved new gun safety legislation during their Jan. 3, 2022 meeting. The resolution, 22-R-4798, requests the mayor’s Office of Violence Reduction and the Atlanta Police Department to develop a program to provide firearm safety storage (lockboxes) for free to qualifying Atlanta residents. The resolution was proposed by council member Antonio Lewis. […]

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Georgia Department of Education announces legislative priorities for 2023

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has announced its legislative priorities for 2023. In addition, the department shared a press release listing all the areas it intends to strengthen. These areas include support and opportunities for students, school safety, the teaching profession, and public education.  The press release also contains a federal priority to extend […]

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Marietta City Schools Superintendent, Grant Rivera Cites Polarization and Politicization as Realities of COVID Pandemic

In a letter to Marietta City Schools Families, Superintendent Grant Rivera outlined what he described as… “the walls of the classroom, the polarization and politicization that come from the realities of a pandemic feel crushing. The opinions around masks, quarantine protocols, and virtual learning have sowed deep-seeded divisions in our community.” The letter in whole […]

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Henry County elementary schools welcomes new principals

Henry County Schools will welcome two new principals to its elementary schools this upcoming school year, the board of education announced on Facebook. Dana Flowers will act as principal at Hickory Flat Elementary and Tamika Knighton will serve as principal at Walnut Creek Elementary, the board announced on Facebook. The two have extensive experience as […]

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Fayette County elementary schools receive grant for fresh fruits and vegetables

North Fayette and Spring Hill Elementary in Fayette county will have fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to a federal grant by the United States Department of Agriculture. The schools were given a grant from the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program, which is designed for schools with a high number of students on free or reduced-price […]

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Henry County Schools share COVID-19 prevention efforts for school year

As the first day of the 2021-22 school year quickly approaches Aug. 4, Henry County Schools are updating their COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The district shared a COVID-19 playbook with the community Monday, which outlines protocols the district will take this school year to prevent the spread of the virus. These measures include optional face masks, […]

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Cass High School in Bartow County welcomes new assistant principal

Cass High School of Bartow County Schools will welcome a new assistant principal this fall, the district announced on Facebook Thursday. Jennifer Suárez will join Assistant Principals Nicky Moore and Bill Johnson, and Principal Stephan Revard, according to the school’s website. She is an accomplished educator with 14 years of language teaching and mentorship experience. […]

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Founder of Watch the Funds-Cobb and Bluknowledge Share How to Advocate in school districts: A Guide

Advocating for change in school districts can be a daunting task, especially when you don’t know where to start. Stacy Efrat, co-founder of Watching the Funds – Cobb, a grassroots watchdog group that monitors spending in the Cobb County School district, and Erika Tate, founder of Bluknowledge, a learning company that “advances equity through the […]

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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 […]

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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 during our “new normal”. Wood continued with, “We have seen public education rise up and […]