Atlanta Board of Education appoints Erroll B. Davis APS interim superintendent

        The Atlanta Board of Education has appointed Erroll B. Davis Jr.  interim superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, effectively July 1, 2011.  The Board made the appointment at a Special Legislative Meeting Monday afternoon.           Mr. Davis is chancellor of the University System of Georgia, a position he assumed in early 2006.  He is scheduled... Continue Reading →

APS teacher and alum Matt Westmoreland speaks to Vals and Sals

You may recall Matt Westmoreland from our Atlanta Educator profile on the Carver Early College teacher and Grady High grad (Class of 2006). Here we get to watch him speaking to the valedictorians, salutatorians and "STAR" students during the annual breakfast honoring their work, hosted by Georgia Power and featuring APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall.... Continue Reading →

Vals and Sals give moving speeches at annual breakfast

We had a chance to videotape some of the speeches delivered by the valedictorians, salutatorians and "STAR" students who were honored this week at the annual breakfast featuring Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall and hosted by Georgia Power. Here we get to watch in on Paul Harris, Jr. (valedictorian and "STAR" student of Carver... Continue Reading →

APS eighth-graders excel on 2011 state writing test

Atlanta Public Schools students improved their performance by four percentage points and eliminated the achievement gap between the district and students around the state on the new Georgia Grade 8 Writing Assessment in 2011. Also, 83 percent of APS eighth-graders scored at “meets” or “exceeds” standards levels. The results indicate steady improvement by APS students to... Continue Reading →

Dr. Hall honors valedictorians, salutatorians and ‘STAR’ students & teachers with breakfast

UPDATES: Check out the photo gallery here. Watch speech by Carver Early College's Paul Harris, Jr., and Douglass' Edward Furman Mosley, III, here. Watch speech by Carver Early College teacher Matt Westmoreland here. Atlanta Public Schools' valedictorians, salutatorians and "STAR" students were honored Wednesday morning with a breakfast hosted by Georgia Power and featuring Superintendent... Continue Reading →

First Lady Michelle Obama celebrates health and wellness efforts at Burgess-Peterson Academy

First Lady Michelle Obama marked the first anniversary of her Let's Move initiative with a visit to Burgess-Peterson Academy on Wednesday afternoon. The school is one of the leaders in Atlanta Public Schools when it comes to health, wellness and nutrition efforts thanks to hard work among faculty, staff, students, parents and its network of... Continue Reading →

W.T. Jackson Elementary earns 2010 Georgia Schools of Excellence recognition

Warren T.  Jackson Elementary School is one of only 22 schools in the state to be recognized as a 2010 Georgia Schools of Excellence in Student Achievement award winner. Jackson earned the recognition for being among the top 10 percent of schools in Georgia, as determined by the results of state standardized tests in reading and... Continue Reading →

APS honors school crossing guards, students’ ‘first line of defense’

Describing them as "students' first line of defense," APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall paid tribute to the district's school crossing guards at an awards ceremony held in the Brewer building today. The event marks a weeklong celebration of National School Crossing Guard Recognition Week. In 2008, APS became one of the first districts in... Continue Reading →

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