Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

State Superintendent: Baffled by Atlanta Public Schools keeping state retention bonuses

This holiday season, many public school teachers in Georgia are celebrating Gov. Brian Kemp giving all state employees a $1,000 retention bonus, including teachers. However, Education in Atlanta has learned that there is confusion on whether teachers in Atlanta Public Schools will receive the additional compensation. On Monday, Governor Kemp announced educators would be given […]

Posted inUncategorized

Atlanta Public Schools extends charter contracts for three local schools

ATLANTA — Atlanta Public Schools has granted a five-year extension to the charters of three local schools following the December 4, 2023 board meeting. Centennial Academy, Atlanta Classical Academy, and KIPP Metro Schools petitioned the Atlanta Board of Education for the extension, with their current charters set to expire on June 30, 2024. Centennial Academy, […]

Posted inBoard of Education

Atlanta Board of Education Profile: Ken Zeff, Candidate for District 3 Seat

On November 7th during the Municipal elections, voters in the metro Atlanta area will choose representation for a variety of elected seats-including school board seats. As custom for us as an independent news organization, we have approached every candidate who qualified to run with a series of questions for them to answer for the voters […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools achieve highest graduation rate, surpassing state average by 2.2%

Atlanta Public Schools have announced the highest graduation rate in Georgia at 86.6%, surpassing the state’s rate by 2.2 percentage points in the latest data release. In 2023, Atlanta Public Schools saw its largest graduating class to date, with 2,812 students successfully completing high school. This milestone comes as the state of Georgia adheres to […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent takes role with Department of Education

Dr. Lisa Herring, the former Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, has a new role with the U.S. Department of Education. Starting on September 18, she will join the department as a consultant and strategic advisor to the Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, where she will shape the department’s strategy to engage state and local officials. […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent named head of app for HBCU students

The former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent, Lisa Herring, was named as the President of PROPEL according to a release by the company. Headquartered in Atlanta, PROPEL Learn is an app designed to empower Historically Black College and University students in bridging the gap between them and their professional aspirations.   This past June, the Atlanta […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools denies application for a public charter focused on serving students with special needs

Atlanta Public Schools voted unanimously tonight to deny an application for a public charter school for students with special needs. The school, Tapestry Public Charter Schools Atlanta (TPCA), wanted to duplicate their model in Doraville by opening a new start-up charter school in Atlanta Public Schools for the 2024-2025 school year. According to the petition […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

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 […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Dr. Danielle S. Battle sworn in as interim superintendent of Atlanta Board of Education

Dr. Danielle S. Battle was sworn in as the interim superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools by Chief Magistrate Judge Cassandra Kirk this morning at the Center for Leadership and Learning. In the audience were Atlanta Council President Doug Shipman, Councilman Byron Amos, Councilman Matt Westmoreland as the elected officials in the audience, and former Atlanta […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Dr. Danielle Battle to take the helm of Atlanta Public Schools

This past week, Atlanta Public Schools voted to approve Dr. Danielle Battle as interim superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. This comes after Board Chairman, Eshe Collins, announced in July that Dr. Herring’s contract would not be extended in June. “We appreciate Dr. Herring for her leadership, vision, and service to APS, especially during an unprecedented […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education will not extend the superintendent contract past 2024

In an announcement on Friday, the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education announced their decision not to extend the contract of superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring beyond June 30, 2024. In a prepared statement, the board reiterated their commitment to students, families, and employees of Atlanta Public Schools and the “laser focus on student achievement through […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Petition calls for immediate change in Atlanta Public Schools’ leadership

Over 700 people have signed a petition demanding an “immediate” change in Atlanta Public Schools (APS) leadership. A account titled Transparency Now started the petition, expressing concerns with the direction of the current APS Superintendent, Dr. Lsia Herring, and the Senior Cabinet.  “Atlanta Public School’s senior leaders have failed our students, teachers, and staff […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Evolv Technology answers questions about weapon detection systems in APS schools

When the newsroom read about the partnership between Atlanta Public Schools (APS) and Evolv Technology for school safety, We were interested in just what technology Evolv would bring to the schools and why. We sat down with the people at Evolv to answer some questions about its partnership with APS, and these were their answers.  […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools presents Mission Possible: APS 2036 in State of The District  

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) held its 150th annual State of The District for 2023 at Illuminarium Atlanta. The presentation was also streamed on Facebook live for public viewing. The lights from the Illuminarium building with the student showcase added to the State of the District’s futuristic theme: Mission Possible: APS 2036.    Dr. Lisa Herring, the […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools now using high-tech weapon detection systems in all middle and high Schools

Evolv Technology has announced its partnership with Atlanta Public Schools (APS) to begin using its weapon-detection systems in 15 middle schools and 21 high schools across the district. According to a press release from Evolv about the partnership, this came together after the volume of students arriving simultaneously at these schools made it difficult for […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Q&A with Atlanta Public Schools seat nine vacancy nominee Jessica Johnson

This Wednesday, the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education nominated Jessica Johnson, a local entrepreneur and executive director of The Scholarship Academy, to fill the At-Large Seat 9 vacancy left by former board member Jason Esteves when he was elected to the Georgia State Senate in November 2022. The Atlanta Board of Education will hold […]