Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy’s Leading Lady

CSKYWLA Principal Eulonda Washington, CSKYWLA valedictorian Karen Gamez-Amador, APS Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring and APS Board Member Eshé Collins share the stage at graduation. Karen Gamez-Amador is an APS success story. As a kindergarten student who only spoke Spanish, she would return home from school frustrated that she couldn’t understand what anyone was saying. Her... Continue Reading →

Benteen Elementary’s third-grade top learners receive free books from popular J.D. The Kid Barber book series author

It’s not every day one gets to meet a successful published author, especially if you are in the third grade; however, an exceptional group of students from Frederick Wilson Benteen Elementary School (FWBES) can now say they have not only met one but also received a free copy of an award-winning book. Their private audience... Continue Reading →

KIPP Atlanta Collegiate High School Receives the Family-Friendly Partnership School Recognition From State Superintendent Richard Woods

A bountiful breakfast and floral centerpieces set atop black linen tablecloths were the first indications of the importance of the occasion where a distinguished list of faculty, staff, students, volunteers and stakeholders had gathered at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate High School (KAC). Over the last two years, the school has been diligently cultivating its engagement efforts... Continue Reading →

APS Baseball All-Stars finish season in showdown vs. Dekalb

The 2023 APS All-Star players and coaches. Atlanta Public Schools’ top senior baseball players took the field Tuesday afternoon for an exciting matchup versus DeKalb County’s top players for the 2023 APS vs. Dekalb All-Star Classic at Gresham Park. The DeKalb All-Stars won 14-3, but players from both teams showcased why they were selected to... Continue Reading →

Kimberly Elementary students receive free books before summer

The Buis Book Foundation gave each student at Kimberly Elementary School seven free books to add to their home libraries. The students at Kimberly Elementary are fortunate to have an opportunistic principal like Joseph Salley looking out for their best interests. Two years ago, The Buis Book Foundation sent out emails to multiple elementary schools... Continue Reading →

The New Schools at Carver Produce a Trio of Gates Millennium Scholars

An intimate setting of family and faculty assembled at the early break of day on April 28 to salute the remarkable accomplishments of three students at the New Schools at Caver whose hard work has secured their financial means for higher education. Atlanta Public Schools seniors Aquantis Clemmons (Carver STEAM Academy), Destiny Hudson (Carver Early... Continue Reading →

Heritage Academy students received free vision screenings from Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation

Heritage Academy kindergarten student Ta'Dereious Phillips Jr. was one of several students to get a free vision screening from the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation. Ta’Dereious Phillips Jr., a six-year-old kindergarten student at Heritage Academy Elementary School, was excited to pick out a new pair of glasses Monday morning after getting a free vision screening and... Continue Reading →

Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy sets the bar during U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education visit

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten are greeted by Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy cheerleaders before touring the school. The Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy (CSKYWLA) caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Education as it was selected to be one... Continue Reading →

Giving Back Never Looked So Fly

The sound of children’s voices could be heard chanting and singing throughout the hallway at L.P. Miles Elementary School (LPMES) as several first grade classes greeted comedian and internet personality DC Young Fly. From the moment he arrived, his energy induced immediate smiles and laughter from the faces of students who were eager to meet... Continue Reading →

Booker T. Washington High School Leaves a Legacy Through Student “Shark Tank” Business Pitch Competition

Atlanta’s educational and corporate forces united on April 26 towards the common goal of making the entrepreneurial dreams of eight Booker T. Washington High School (BTWHS) students a reality. The Spring 2023 PitchFest competition, modeled after the notorious “Shark Tank” TV series, provided the opportunity for participants in the school’s Financial Literacy class to win... Continue Reading →

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