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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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Morehouse College Clears Account Balances for Previously Enrolled Students

In a historic move, Morehouse College announced today that outstanding balances of students who have not enrolled for fall 2021 but were previously enrolled in spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021, and summer 2021 semesters have been cleared, effective Friday, July 30. The College’s goal is to provide assistance to students experiencing financial […]

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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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Griffin Spalding County Schools Board of Education public comment section clashes over critical race theory

Community members sparred over critical race theory being taught in Griffin-Spalding County Schools during public comment at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday. Despite Superintendent Keith Simmons’ previous declaration that critical race theory is not taught in the district, a clear division formed as members of the public expressed their opinions at the podium. The […]

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Griffin-Spalding Schools: masks optional, continuing pandemic measures 2021-22 school year

Griffin-Spalding County Schools will not require masks for the 2021-22 school year, the district announced Monday. The district will continue COVID-19 mitigation efforts including three-foot physical distancing and sanitization of large areas, according to the announcement. Many schools have been outfitted with filtration systems in HVAC units and touchless water fountains with water bottle filling […]

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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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Georgia Spelling Bee Champion ties for 21st in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ananya Augustine, Georgia’s 2021 Spelling Bee Champion, made it to the Semifinals of this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, before being eliminated from the competition last night. The 13-year-old from Henry County, misspelled the word colmatage, spelling it as “calmettage”. Despite the loss, Augustine is still one of the top 30 spellers in the nation […]

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Cherokee County Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Resigns Before Starting

On March 19, Cherokee School Board approved the appointment of CCSD’s first administrator focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Cecelia Lewis, who currently serves as a Principal in Maryland and has extensive school and district leadership experience. She was scheduled to join CCSD this summer as an administrator on special assignments for student services. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]