APS Partners with City of Atlanta, Launches the Atlanta ConnectHome Program

By Erica Fatima The digital inclusion program brings high-speed Internet and technology education to low-income families throughout Metro Atlanta  Click here to see the ConnectHome video On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Mayor Kasim Reed announced—to a packed house of eager APS students and their families—the launch of the Atlanta ConnectHome pilot program. ConnectHome is an initiative to... Continue Reading →

Award-winning virtual world planned for students this fall

By: Leslie Rivera, Communications Officer larivera@atlanta.k12.ga.us Students heading back to class for the 2014-15 school year are sure to notice their new virtual desktops. The approval of a $15 million infrastructure upgrade, a digital resource known as MyBackPack, officially launches at the start of this school year but has already been recognized as an innovative use... Continue Reading →

APS Virtual Academy hits summer record, plans to expand in fall

By: Leslie Rivera, Communications Officer larivera@atlanta.k12.ga.us Students enrolled in Atlanta Public Schools’ Virtual Academy have lived up to the program’s motto of, “Anytime, Anyplace and Space.” This summer 650 middle and high school students are attending classes virtually and earning credit recovery or taking accelerated classes. The ability to log in from any mobile device means students... Continue Reading →

109 M.L.King Students Take Home a Free Computer Through CFY-Atlanta

Every 6th grader at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School was invited to participate in CFY’s Digital Learning Program on Saturday, Oct. 27th.  This educational event had a high participation rate as 109 out of 142 sixth graders received a LCD flat-screen computer loaded with fun and educational software. In order to participate, students were... Continue Reading →

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