Thank a School Counselor This Week!

As we start a new month at APS, I want to call special attention to National School Counseling Week, February 1-5, 2021, which is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association. Having served as a middle school counselor early in my career, I understand the essential role our counselors play in helping our students succeed... Continue Reading →

The Week with Dr. Lisa Herring – Week of January 25

It was a big news week for Atlanta Public Schools as we announced that we are the first school district in Georgia to provide COVID-19 Surveillance Testing and we welcomed PreK-2 and Special Education students who opted for in-person instruction back to their schools. Return to In-Person Learning As I visited schools across the... Continue Reading →

Area Superintendents Urge Governor to Accelerate Availability of COVID-19 Vaccine

This week, I joined with other metro area school superintendents to urge Governor Kemp to accelerate the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine for teachers and education staff. We have worked together to advocate and meet with the Governor’s office and the Georgia Department of Public Health over the last few weeks regarding vaccine access for... Continue Reading →

The Week with Dr. Lisa Herring – Week of January 18 – Slowing Pace of Return to In-Person Learning for Students in Grades 3-12

It’s important for me today to speak candidly with you about our plan to provide the option for in-person learning for our students beginning this month. Implementing a Tiered Approach Our PreK-2 and Special Education students will still return as scheduled on Monday, January 25. However, I have decided to slow the pace of return... Continue Reading →

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