Together in Hope, Equity, and Opportunity: Faith Leaders Across Atlanta Convene to Support APS Students

Joining hearts and minds for the benefit of the children of Atlanta Public Schools, faith leaders from throughout Atlanta discussed ways their congregations can impact and improve student outcomes in the inaugural Faith Leaders Convening with APS Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring. Held on Jan. 22, the event was themed “Together in Hope, Equity, and Opportunity,”... Continue Reading →

APSPD “Shop with a Cop” Delivers Excitement and Spreads Holiday Cheer

More than 20 Atlanta Public Schools Police Department (APSPD) officers joined forces with Fulton County Fraternal Order of Police to host the 2020 “Shop with a Cop” holiday event benefitting 150 children in the Atlanta area. APSPD officers donned their elves hats and masks to help APS students pick out items from their Christmas lists... Continue Reading →

Power Outages Impact Operations and Virtual Teaching and Learning

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is closely monitoring the current power outages in the metro Atlanta area and the impact on virtual teaching, learning, and teleworking. Given the uncertainty of when power will be restored for many of our students and staff, Friday, October 30, will be a non-instructional day for students and a remote workday... Continue Reading →

APS Social Work Department Hosts First Food Distribution & Support Fair

Submitted by: Lisa Jamison, LCSW, APS Social Worker The Atlanta Public Schools Social Work Department has collaborated with Operation Feed to address food insecurities within the North Atlanta Cluster. On Friday, Oct. 23, this partnership will launch its first food distribution and support fair. The fair will be held at E. Rivers Elementary School from... Continue Reading →

Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy Principal, Dr. Diamond Ford, Receives National Leadership Award from EL Education

Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy Principal Dr. Diamond Ford has been selected as the 2020 EL Education Silverberg Leadership Award winner.  The Silverberg Leadership Award is given to a school leader who has successfully impacted student achievement outcomes through a deep implementation of EL Education practices, inspiring teachers, administrative staff, and students to embrace EL... Continue Reading →

Extra Yard for Teachers: APS Teacher Awarded $1,000 DonorsChoose Gift Card

The College Football Playoff Foundation is honoring teachers in a BIG way! Through their primary platform Extra Yard for Teachers, the foundation and the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl are both giving back to teachers through various campaign efforts, one of which includes the #BigDayforTeachers initiative! On Monday, September 14, 2020 the foundation awarded an Atlanta Public... Continue Reading →

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