Arriving at Zoo Atlanta on Wednesday for the Class of 2021 Valedictorian/Salutatorian/STAR Student Awards Ceremony, I could feel a deep sense of anticipation coming over me. This opportunity presented an important shift. Today, we would celebrate in person! As I moved about the 37 young men and women, I shared how our recent transition from... Continue Reading →
David T. Howard Middle School - Atlanta Public Schools' historic building located in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood - has earned a bevy of design awards for its newly renovated, 21st century, state-of-the-art construction. Howard Middle School has been selected to receive the 2021 Atlanta Urban Design Commission's Design Award of Excellence. The 43rd Annual Awards... Continue Reading →
Pictured, left to right: Charvae Young, lead internal auditor; Kirby Cuenca, lead internal auditor; Connie Brown, executive director, Internal Compliance; Karen Campbell, administrative assistant; and Petrina Bloodworth, director, Internal Compliance. Guest Blog By: Connnie Brown, Executive Director of Internal Compliance The month of May has been designated International Internal Audit Awareness Month by the Institute... Continue Reading →
As we enter into the final stretch of this school year, I encourage everyone – our students, our teachers, our staff, our families, and our entire community – to maintain the commitment and energy to finish the school year strong. We have overcome many obstacles and explored many new ways of teaching and learning. Do... Continue Reading →
Following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, we in Atlanta Public Schools must continue to create spaces for conversation and peaceful protest about this issue and other social justice matters facing our nation. As I shared on my blog, students, teachers, staff, and community members regularly express fears, worries, and questions about events they... Continue Reading →
April is National Autism Awareness Month, and the Atlanta Public Schools' Special Education Advisory Committee is proud to celebrate all month long! The committee wants APS to “Light it Up BLUE” throughout the month of April by wearing blue in support of autism awareness.
Dear Atlanta Public Schools Family, Like many educators across our nation, awaiting the impending verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial created a certain anxiety and impatience within me. Many have opinions about this case, but now that the jury’s final decision has been announced, we must continue to create spaces for conversation and protest about... Continue Reading →
The verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial has undoubtedly impacted us all. Some of us feel pain and grief, others feel release and relief, while some are experiencing a mix of emotions. The verdict against Derek Chauvin is a point of vindication for many in our society, who live with hurts and fears spawning from... Continue Reading →
Atlanta Public Schools and Urban League of Greater Atlanta put out a call for support of the third annual Race2Read challenge, and the city’s business community answered.
We’re back! I hope everyone had a great Spring Break and started the final stretch of the school year refreshed and recharged. I know our first week was fully virtual, but we will be in our schools – for those families choosing in-person teaching and learning – on Monday, April 19. We continue to push... Continue Reading →