Pre-K Students Explore Children’s Museum of Atlanta

By: Erica Fatima Running and jumping, and filled with wild exclamations of delight, 157 of APS' bright Pre-K scholars explored the exciting Children’s Museum of Atlanta . The energy and excitement filled the room, as students from Perkerson, Parkside, M. Agnes Jones, and Kimberly elementary schools “learned through play,” at various interactive stations. “I love this game!”...“Let... Continue Reading →


By: Erica Fatima Benjamin Song! “Ben,” as his friends call him, appeared unflappable as he spelled “V-I-G-I-L-A-N-T-E” and secured the victory after nine harrowing rounds of spelling. Ben, a fifth grader at Brandon ES, will represent Atlanta Public Schools in the District 4 Bee, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, at North Atlanta High School. Upon being declared the winner, Ben... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates National School Counseling Week “School Counseling: The Recipe for Success”

By Erica Fatima National School Counseling Week (Feb. 1-5), sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the tremendous impact school counselors within U.S. school systems have in helping students achieve academic success and plan for a career. This year’s theme is “School Counseling: The Recipe for Success.” Notably, Atlanta Public Schools own Dr.... Continue Reading →

Male Mentoring Initiative Building “W.A.R.R.I.O.Rs.” at Hutchinson Elementary School

“Trouble is easy to get into, but hard to get out of.” “Don’t let temporary people in your life, cause permanent problems.” “Plan for greatness every day.” Those were among the many messages of wisdom and encouragement delivered by Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Chief Schools Officer Dr. Donyall Dickey to third-, fourth- and fifth-grade male... Continue Reading →

APS Winter Card Contest Winners Honored

Four Atlanta Public Schools students have been selected as winners of the APS Winter Card Contest, and were honored recently by the Atlanta Board of Education and APS Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen. More than 100 students throughout the school district submitted drawings and paintings, and Dr. Carstarphen and her senior staff narrowed the list... Continue Reading →

Smiles and strides motivate APS Special Education teachers

By Leslie Rivera, Communications Officer  Inclusive Schools Week is an international event celebrated the first week in December. It’s a time to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of teachers, administrators, students and parents in making their schools more inclusive. A resolution to be approved by the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education acknowledges, “that each child... Continue Reading →

LIVE BLOG: December Board of Education Meeting – December 2, 2013

Thank you for following our live blog of the November Board of Education Meeting for Atlanta Public Schools. View today’s agenda here: REFRESH your browser often for updates. 2:16 pm:  Meeting called to order PRESENTATIONS: School Closure - Repurposing Committee Update - Steve Smith, Associate Superintendent The purpose of the school closure repurposing committee is... Continue Reading →

LIVE BLOG: Board of Education Budget Commission Meeting, May 29, 2013

Thank you for joining today's live blog.  Please refresh regularly for updates. Agenda Items: Roll Call Review Budget Calendar Review of Proposed Budget Refer Budget to Board with Recommendation Adjourn 3:15pm: Meeting is called to order, agenda approved. BOE and school leaders are discussing revised calendar.  Certain dates must be met to meet obligations to... Continue Reading →

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