Posted on: March 26, 2021 Posted by: Staff Writer Comments: 0

Starting in 2021-2022 School Year Atlanta Public Schools to Return to 5 Days Instruction

Starting in the 2021-2022 school year all Atlanta Public Schools students will return to five days of in-person instruction each week. While a virtual option will remain, teachers will no longer be expected to teach simultaneously or have asynchronous Wednesdays. According to the Superintendent’s blog, Herring continued, “We don’t intend to have asynchronous Wednesdays and no simultaneous teaching. We will provide virtual engagement as an option for the fall. “…

Posted on: March 25, 2021 Posted by: Staff Writer Comments: 0

Fulton County Schools’ Chief Operations Officer Leaves for Job With Gwinnett County Schools

On Thursday Fulton County Schools Board Members said goodbye to long-term Chief Operation Officers, Patrick Burke has he leaves for Gwinnett County Schools to be their Director of Planning. Burke who has spent more than two decades with the district, oversaw school building projects, nutrition and transportation. Citing the need to be closer to his home and a better work-life balance, Patrick reflected on his twenty years with the district.…

Posted on: March 25, 2021 Posted by: Staff Writer Comments: 0

State School Board of Education Approves $1,000 Bonus for Georgia Teachers and Support Personnel

On Thursday the State Board of Education approved Governor Kemp and State Superintendent’s recommendation to provide a one-time, $1,000 bonus payment to every public school teacher and support personnel. This bonus, provided by federal stimulus, is a good faith effort that helps with the ability to recruit teachers and retention of talent  as educators have been on the front lines of battling COVID-19 during this pandemic. The state will use…

Posted on: March 22, 2021 Posted by: Staff Writer Comments: 0

U.S. Department of Education to Cancel $1 Billion in Student Loans for Borrowers

On Thursday, The U.S. Department of Education announced that it will streamline debt relief for millions of borrowers with claims that their secondary institution engaged in misconduct. Recalculating the formula made in the DeVos administration, Cardona and staff will rescind the formula for calculating partial relief and streamline an approach for granting full relief. This move will help approximately 72,000 borrowers will receive $1 billion in loan cancellation. “Borrowers deserve…

Posted on: March 19, 2021 Posted by: Staff Writer Comments: 0

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 working as a curriculum designer for a non-profit organization that was created to help improve…

Posted on: March 19, 2021 Posted by: Staff Writer Comments: 0

Wilbanks out as Gwinnett County Superintendent on June 30

In a surprising 3-2 vote, the Gwinnett School Board voted to end Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks’s contract a year early than his contract. With Board Chairman Everton Blair, Vice Chairwoman Karen Watkins, and board member Dr.Tarece Johnson voting in favor of the contract ending and Mary Kay Murphy and Steven Knudsen voting against the move. Wilbank’s last day for the district will be July 31, 2021. In a statement, Wilbanks…

Posted on: March 17, 2021 Posted by: Brittany White Comments: 0

Opinion: The Learning Loss Noone in Georgia Is Discussing

What a year it has been. Last week made one full year since schools across the country moved to remote learning. As of a month ago, there were half a million lives lost in the nation due to COVID-19. There are many countless Facebook arguments about whether students should be in school. Parents are making decisions about whether or not to send their children for in-person learning. College students are…

Posted on: March 3, 2021 Posted by: Staff Writer Comments: 0

Clayton County Set to Resume Face to Face Classes in April

In a startling move, Clayton County Superintendent Moreace Beasley announced Tuesday that students in grades K-5 starting April 12 via his YouTube Live Townhall meeting. “April 12, it is our plan if the vaccination distribution goes as planned, if we continue to see decreasing numbers, make no mistake, we will be returning our Pre-K through 5th-grade students back to our facilities for the first two weeks starting April 12 on…

Posted on: March 3, 2021 Posted by: Staff Writer Comments: 0

Biden Wants Every Teacher Vaccinated With One Covid 19 Shot in March

As teachers continue to push to be pushed ahead of the lines for COVID-19 vaccines, President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he wants every teacher, school staff, and child care worker in the United States to get at least one shot in March. This comes amidst more guidance that says the schools can safely reopen with the right precautions to protect children and staff. Using the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program…