Posted inGeorgia Department of Education

Several metro schools districts receive Opportunity Grants from GaDOE

Georgia Department of Education announced its second series of Opportunity grants aimed at expanding options and opportunities for students in Georgia. These grants will support more programming in fine arts, health, physical education, world languages, and summer bridge programs for rural school districts. This second round of funding totaling $1,820,804 is made possible through federal […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools to return to school January 3, staff must test

Atlanta- Update: On January 1, 2022, Atlanta Public Schools reversed this decision and students will be virtual January 3rd-January 7th, 2022. All APS staff will report to their work location Monday, Jan. 3, for mandatory COVID surveillance testing, unless they are ill. The data collected from staff testing will be used for future planning. Students who […]

Posted inClayton County Schools

Clayton County Schools to go virtual for start of second semester

JONESBORO- Starting on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, Clayton County Schools students and staff will begin the second semester of the 2021-2022 School Year virtually. Employees will work remotely from Monday, January 3 to Friday, January 7, 2022. Staff and students will report to work and school in a face-to-face environment on Monday, January 10, 2022. […]

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Emory University announces spring semester courses to begin in remote format

Atlanta-With rising COVID infections from Omicron variant spreading rapidly, Emory University President, Gregory L. Fenves announced today that the spring semester will start virtually. In a letter to students and the community, Fenves cited the “significant increases in COVID-19 cases because of the spread of the Omicron variant” and announced that the university will pivot […]

Posted inDekalb County Schools

Dekalb County Schools to Close Until September 13

On Thursday, DeKalb County School District announced that an elementary school is closing temporarily after a group of students tested positive for the coronavirus. “We feel this is the best decision for this school community at this time.” Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris said at a news conference this afternoon. In the statement, the district said 18 students at […]

Posted inFayette County Schools

Fayette County Schools to Pivot to Mandatory Masks on Tuesday, August 24

In a letter to parents on Monday, Fayette County Schools will require masks in all schools and office buildings starting Tuesday, August 24 through September 17, 2021, with the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the community. Currently, 16 of their 24 schools have face-covering requirements after one percent of their staff and student population […]

Posted inGeorgia Politics

Superintendent Woods: Some Issues Divide Us, There Is More That Unites Us

In a statement released today, Georgia State Superintendent, Richard Woods, released a statement of him contracting and recovering from COVID-19. The letter released encouraged districts and schools to continue efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus.Woods tested positive for COVID several weeks prior to the start of the school year and after endorsing Governor […]

Posted inCobb County Schools

In Cobb County, Politics to Play as Argument Over COVID Not on Board Agenda

Despite COVID cases soaring in Cobb County, the Cobb County Board an item was absent from the agenda on Thursday’s meeting- the handling of COVID by the district. This comes after a parent rally advocating for a mask mandate and Board Vice-President, David Banks, making the news for responding to constituent’s concerns with conspiracy theories. […]

Posted inGeorgia Politics

Georgia Milestones Scores Come In; Indicate Importance of In-Person Learning

Today scores from the 2020-2021 administration of the Georgia Milestones Assessment System were released throughout Georgia today. The scores compared to 2018-2019 show the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated learning disruptions, along with low levels in participation. The state has specifically asked districts, news media, parents, and community members to use caution in […]

Posted inCobb County Schools

State Representative Penns Letter to Cobb County Schools Superintendent Chris Ragsdale

In a letter to Cobb County School Superintendent, Chris Ragsdale, State Representative Teri Anulewicz from Georgia House District 42, penned a letter imploring him to prioritize students and staff safety and mandate masks. The letter was penned after Cobb County Schools has had over 822 COVID cases since July 1st- with only two weeks of […]

Posted inCherokee County Schools

Cherokee County to revert to pre-pandemic school operations for 2021-2022 school year.

According to a news release, Cherokee County will be returning to pre-pandemic protocols for opening its schools this upcoming 2021-2022 school year.  The news release, which the Cherokee County School District issued on Wednesday, states that the district will not be issuing mandated precautionary quarantines or guidelines to students or staff who have been in […]

Posted inCobb County Schools

Cobb County Schools to update Covid-19 protocols

On Thursday, Cobb County Schools superintendent Chris Ragsdale announced that the Cobb County School District would update Covid-19 protocols and revise quarantine guidelines for the upcoming school year. While Ragsdale didn’t get into particulars, he did emphasize that Cobb County will be adopting an optional mask policy for students and staff. “Our intent is going […]

Posted inForsyth County Schools

Forsyth County Schools students participate in mock job interviews

For the last few years, businesses and students in Forsyth County Schools have annually participated in mock job interviews. Students received sample job descriptions, and various school partners in the community helped students practice their interviewing skills. While this traditionally occurred every Spring, Covid-19 halted this event for over 15 months. “People always looked forward […]

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News Brief: Starting this Fall, Atlanta University Consortium Institutions Will Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

Starting at the beginning of Fall 2021, the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) member institutions- Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Spelman College, and AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library will require all students and members of their faculties and staff to be fully vaccinated. Citing safety and health concerns for their communities, […]

Posted inAtlanta Public Schools

With the Risk of 275,000+ Teacher Being Laid Off, Council of Greater City Schools Urges Congress to Act

In an unprecedented move, the Council of the Greater City schools drafted asking Congress for emergency funding of $200+ billion for the upcoming school year. Without this aid, the group says that an estimated 275,000 teachers may lose their jobs. The letter came upon a time when COVID-19 cases topped one million in the United […]