The Atlanta Educator‘s Winter 2010 edition hits the streets

The Winter 2010 issue of the award-winning Atlanta Educator, a product of the Atlanta Public Schools’ Office of Communications, hits the streets this week to celebrate the many business and community partnerships that help our students in their journey to excellence.

In this issue, read all about the collaboration with KaBOOM!, which helps schools and community partners build a playground in one memorable day. Read about author and former Atlanta Brave Brian Jordan’s commitment to the students of APS and his recent visit to Centennial Place Elementary. Walk with Karen Riggins-Taylor, middle school principal at Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy, as she tours Graphic Packaging International with CEO David Scheible. And you’ll visit Turkey with Bolton Academy kindergarten teacher Claudine Curry as she shares her experiences with the global social-media group ePals.

You’ll also meet some of the dedicated educators, from 2010 APS Teacher of the Year Belita Hamilton to Carver Early College social studies teacher (and Grady High alum) Matt Westmoreland to Adamsville Elementary media specialist Megann Williams. Each is making a difference in our students’ lives.

You’ll also meet outstanding students from the single-gender academies at Mays High; learn about Brown Middle eighth-grader Kebreaunna Benn, an all-American scholar; and meet South Atlanta basketball star Nick Jacobs, who hopes to follow in the large footsteps of former teammate and NBA rookie Derrick Favors.

What’s really exciting about this issue of The Atlanta Educator, is that it has gone digital. Current and archived editions of the newspaper, which began publication in the fall of 2008, are now available on You can literally flip though the pages (with optional enlarged type) of each issue, starting with this one. We’ll also have each article archived soon on our district website. (Previous articles can be read here.) Until then, look for copies of The Atlanta Educator this week at your local school. Elementary students will have issues placed in their backpacks to bring home, and copies will be mailed to the homes of middle and high school students.

Read on!

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