The Week with Dr. Lisa Herring – Week of April 19

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 →

Creating Space for Conversation and Peaceful Protest around Chauvin Trial

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 →

It’s School Board Appreciation Week – Thank Your Board Member!

Over the course of the pandemic, I have used this space and other platforms to celebrate teachers, staff, partners, and the community for their invaluable support and services toward virtual teaching and learning and our eventual reopening of schools and buildings. But this week, we must acknowledge and thank another group that has been essential... Continue Reading →

The Week with Dr. Lisa Herring – Week of March 8

As we talk about The Week in Atlanta Public Schools, I want to thank the parents, the teachers, the staff, the students, and the community members from the Carver, Mays, and Douglass clusters who have already participated in our Cluster Conversations. During these conversations, we engage in an honest, in-depth discussion about the district’s... Continue Reading →

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