Education in Atlanta is an equity-led newsroom committed to covering one of Atlanta’s most underreported stories: the effort to improve schools for all children within the metro Atlanta area, especially those who have been disenfranchised from quality education due to race, socioeconomic, or disability. Currently, less than half of students in the metro Atlanta area reading or doing math on grade level, we’re in a crisis, and it’s time for us to report as our kids’ lives depend on it because they do.

Recent Education News in Metro Atlanta

The Metro Atlanta area consists of over seventeen counties, learn what’s happening in each one.

County to county, district to district, here’s what everyone is reading.

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COVID-19 Back to School

As thousands of students of Georgia come back to school after the COVID-19 pandemic, learn how metro Atlanta districts are balancing students along with controlling COVID-19.

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About Education in Atlanta

Education in Atlanta is produced by a team of committed writers, editors, and community activists focused on reporting about education to underserved communities in and around the Atlanta area. Founded as an incubator of innovation from The Educator’s Room in 2018, our goal is to make sense of all of the education noise in the area and make sense of it for the community that makes the metro Atlanta area special. 

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Atlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools focuses on a caring culture of equity, trust, and collaboration, every student will graduate ready for college, career, and life. Read about what’s happening in that district.

Cobb County Schools

Cobb County Schools is a school district of excellence where all students succeed. Read about what’s happening in that district.

Dekalb County Schools

Dekalb County Schools in Georgia’s 3rd largest school district while using deep teaching and learning to produce globally competitive students prepared for higher education, careers, and life.

Gwinnett County Schools

Gwinnett County Schools is recognized as a top district committed to becoming a system of world-class schools.