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Atlanta school board chair: Reading proficiency is a pressing issue

By Erikia Y. Mitchell In conversations about the looming literacy crisis for students in Georgia, Atlanta Board of Education Chair Erica Y. Mitchell reached out with her vision for students in Atlanta Public Schools. ************* In the vibrant city of Atlanta, where innovation and progress are the cornerstones of our community, the Atlanta Public Schools […]

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Dr. Bryan Johnson named as sole finalist for superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools

The Atlanta Board of Education (ABOE) announces Dr. Bryan Johnson as the sole finalist for the position of Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. Dr. Johnson currently serves as the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Strategy Officer at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Previously, he served as Chief Transformation Officer for U.S. Xpress Enterprises and […]

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Clayton County Board of Education holds second public hearing for SY 2025

JONESBORO, Ga. – The Clayton County Board of Education held its second public hearing on the fiscal year 2025 superintendent’s proposed budget on Monday, June 3. The budget addresses Superintendent Dr. Anthony W. Smith’s five priorities: cultivating a school safety culture, promoting a positive work environment, increasing academic achievement, maintaining financial stability and sustainability, strengthening […]

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Three names emerge as finalists for Atlanta Board of Education superintendent role

The Atlanta Board of Education is closer to finding a superintendent to lead the district. Yesterday, three candidates were presented to a community panel that provided feedback and insight on the final candidates to the board. The process, which Hazard, Young, Attea, and Associates (HYA) manages, has been notoriously secret. However, due to sources close […]

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Clark Atlanta University to offer music education after 19 years

In a press release released this week, Clark Atlanta University (CAU) announced the relaunch of its Music Education major—nineteen years after the initial hiatus. The major will offer a curriculum that combines theory and practice while honoring the department’s thirty-year legacy. The revival of this major will focus on equipping students with the knowledge, skills, […]

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Complaints filed against Cobb County School District

Yesterday, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) filed two complaints with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), urging an investigation into Cobb County School District and Florida’s Collier County Public School District for creating a hostile environment for students through practices that include censoring books and learning materials that feature, tell […]

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Fulton County Schools 2024 Graduation Schedule

SCHOOLLOCATIONDATETIMEAlpharetta High SchoolAmeris Bank AmphitheatreThursday, May 237:30 PMBanneker High SchoolGateway ArenaThursday, May 166:00 PMCambridge High SchoolAmeris Bank AmphitheatreThursday, May 232:00 PMCentennial High SchoolGas South ArenaTuesday, May 211:30 PMChattahoochee High SchoolGas South ArenaMonday, May 201:30 PMCreekside High SchoolGateway ArenaThursday, May 1611:00 AM Fulton Academy of Virtual ExcellenceRiverwood High SchoolFriday, May 2410:00 AMHapeville Charter Career AcademyGateway Arena  Tuesday, […]

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Kemp signs $36.1 billion state budget

by Dave Williams | May 7, 2024 | Capitol Beat News Service Gov. Brian Kemp signed what he called an “historic” $36.1 billion state budget Tuesday containing healthy raises for state employees and public school teachers. The fiscal 2025 budget, which takes effect July 1, represents an increase of $3.7 billion over the fiscal 2024 budget the General Assembly adopted […]

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signs House and Senate bills in press conference

On Tuesday, Gov. Brian Kemp signed several bills at a press conference that focused on school choice, property disposal, school supplies for teachers, social media, and more. Kemp stood alongside a large group of people outside the Georgia Department of Education who awaited the signing. Lieutenant Gov. of Georgia Burt Jones welcomed Kemp, emphasizing how […]

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Cobb County Schools bans four additional books citing lewd, vulgar, and sexually explicit content

At a board meeting Thursday, Cobb County Schools Superintendent Chris Ragsdale pulled an additional 4 library books citing materials containing “lewd, vulgar, and sexually explicit content”, nor will your taxes be used to fund it”. The additional books taken off the shelves as of Thursday in Cobb County Schools are “13 Reasons Why” by Jay […]

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Atlanta Board of Education extends interim superintendent contract

The Atlanta Board of Education voted unanimously to extend interim superintendent Dr. Danielle S. Battle’s contract through December 31, 2024. Dr. Battle’s original contract was set to expire on June 30. “Continuing this important work to illuminate the vision established by the ABOE is exactly what I am driven to do,” said Interim Superintendent Dr. […]

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Forsyth County names new superintendent

In a unanimous vote, Forsyth County Board of Education has announced hiring a new superintendent after months of searching. Effective July 1, 2024, Mr. James Mitchell “Mitch” Young will become Forsyth’s 22nd Superintendent and the 6th appointed to the position. “Mr. Young strongly possesses the qualities, characteristics, and skills we were seeking,” shared Board Chairperson […]

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Georgia General Assembly introduces bill to establish school supplies for educators program

If the General Assembly passes Senate Bill 464, the Georgia Senate could give educators the funds needed for classrooms.   Last week, the Georgia General Assembly introduced Senate Bill 464, which could require the state’s Board of Education to establish a School Supplies For Educators Program. The program would work with the State School Superintendent […]

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On this day in 1956: March 1

On this day in 1956 by Jerry Mitchell, Mississippi TodayMarch 1, 2024 March 1, 1956 Autherine Lucy pictured here with Roy Wilkins, left, executive director of the national NAACP, and Thurgood Marshall, who led the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The University of Alabama expelled Autherine Lucy, the first Black student ever admitted. Thousands […]

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AUC colleges awarded $14 million grant for research

On Wednesday, Spelman College, in collaboration with Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Clark Atlanta University, was awarded a $14 million competitive grant aimed at transforming research support access. Growing Research Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity (GRANTED) initiative will support the schools in the Atlanta University Center and aims to expand the […]

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Working group on early childhood education sends report of recommendations

The Working Group on Early Childhood Education finalized a report of recommendations in January to improve the state-funded Pre-K program in Georgia.  State Representative Jon Burns established the Group to focus on issues surrounding the access and effectiveness of the program. He selected Speaker Pro Tempore Jan Jones as Chair of the working group and […]

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Spelman College Receives Historic $100 Million Gift – Largest Ever to an HBCU

Spelman College, one of the leading educational institutions for Black women in STEM, announced a historic milestone with a $100 million gift – the largest single donation ever made to a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). The generous contribution comes from businesswoman and philanthropist Ronda Stryker and her husband, William Johnston, Chairman of Greenleaf […]