Coming soon … the Fall issue of The Atlanta Educator!

What roles are males playing in the development of students? How are employees making a difference in students’ lives … with coats? What’s a Master Teacher? Who’s on the other end of the Homework Hotline?

These and many other questions are answered in the latest edition of The Atlanta Educator, a quarterly print newsmagazine published by Atlanta Public Schools’ communications department.

“We believe that while we have enjoyed great success utilizing such innovative communications tools as online media, our community still wants to read about APS’ journey to excellence in a print publication they can carry with them, read at their leisure, and share with the rest of our community,” said APS Chief Communications Officer Su Yeager. “We’re incredibly excited about the popularity The Atlanta Educator received last year, and look forward to telling more great stories from around our district with informative features highlighted by compelling graphics and design. And we hope our readers will not only share these stories with others, but feel inspired to share with us their own stories for future Atlanta Educator issues.”

This first edition of the 2009-10 school year highlights the work fathers and other males provide as strong role models for students as we seek innovative approaches to educate our children.

UPDATE: She wields her “Big Bertha” clubs about as well as any other Georgia teen. She’s been to Scotland, the cradle of golf. She’s shot an 81 to take first place in the GHSA regional tournament. And she’s been within an approach shot of Tiger Woods. She’s Tyler Lawrence, a Grady High senior and one of Georgia’s top golfers whose performance on the greens is matched only by her performance in the classroom. Read more about Lawrence and her trip to Scotland in the Fall issue of The Atlanta Educator.

UPDATE: In this upcoming issue of The Atlanta Educator, we profile fathers who made a difference in students’ lives — starting with Quinton Gist, who has become the PTA president at M. Agnes Jones Elementary. His daughter, Dream, is a second-grader at the school. Gist started out answering the call for someone to help serve as a bus monitor, and it grew from there. We’ll also celebrate the accomplishments of the All Pro Dad’s Day program, which helps men become better fathers. Sutton Middle School and other APS schools participate in the program.

This week we’ll be offering glimpses of other features in this issue, starting today with a holiday-season story about APS Coat Day. In early November, the Office of Student Programs and Services organized employees to collect more than 225 coats and jackets as well as sweaters, hats, gloves and scarves to help students stay warm during cold winter months.

Want to learn more? Pick up a copy of The Atlanta Educator next week when it arrives at schools around the district and at the Center for Learning and Leadership.

And come back to this link every day until then to find out more of what will be in this issue!

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