Atlanta public schools

Atlanta Public Schools Announces Staggered Start Date and Virtual Learning for Fall Semester

In a memo to staff today, newly minted Superintendent, Dr. Lisa Herring has made the decision to push school back for two weeks and starting virtually. This decision was made on the heels of Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms to…

Atlanta Public Schools Announces Plan for Graduation With Hashtag #Worththewait

In true Atlanta Public Schools fashion, senior students will go out with a bang with virtual graduation in May and later summer graduation in the summer- or later. After surveying 1,650 APS seniors across all 14 high schools, an overwhelming…

Atlanta Board of Education Announces Dr. Lisa Herring as Finalist for Superintendent

At Tuesday’s board meeting the Atlanta Board of Education announced the sole finalist for Superintendent job, Dr. Lisa Herring- current Superintendent for Birmingham City Schools in Alabama. To the surprise of many, in October the Board launched a nationwide search…

Atlanta School Board Poised to Announce Carstarphen’s Replacement

On Friday Atlanta Public Schools Board President, Jason Esteves, released a statement updating the community on the status of the search to replace Carstarphen who came to the district in 2014 after a massive cheating scandal that rocked the district….

While Others Districts Close Early, Cobb, Marietta, Fulton, and Atlanta Public Schools Opt to Stay Open

While other districts have opted to end school early, four metro Area school districts (Atlanta Public Schools, Fulton County Schools, Marietta City Schools, and Cobb County) have opted to keep school going to the end of the school as previously…

Atlanta Public Schools Closes Two Food Sites Due to Employees Testing Positive for COVID

On Thursday, April 16, Atlanta Public Schools announced the closer of two Food Distribution Sites- Thomasville Heights and Washington High School after learning that two employees who volunteered in food distribution at Thomasville Heights Elementary School in late March and…

We Need Teachers: The Case of Mass Vacancies

The 2018-2019 school year is over and we are well into summertime. Classrooms are packed, students are enjoying their favorite summer activities, and teachers are (hopefully) in recovery mode. Administrators are looking towards the next school year, reflecting on data…

Four reasons why parents should attend all IEP meetings

As a former special education teacher I know first hand how valuable an IEP is to a students education. Watching students struggle to understand their assignments because they are not given the appropriate accommodations. I’ve had students ball up timed…