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 →

Inclusive Schools Week: APS increases inclusive practices to better serve students with, without special needs

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will celebrate Inclusive Schools Week December 2-6, 2013, with this year’s theme, “Authentic Inclusion: Increasing Our Comfort Zone! In an effort to ensure equity and excellence throughout APS, the district continues to focus on building inclusive schools, where all children are full members of their school community. One component of inclusion is to increase the percentage... Continue Reading →

A Peek into Inclusive Schools Week at APS

Schools throughout APS celebrated Inclusive Schools Week from Dec. 3-7, 2012. Inclusive Schools Week is an annual event that commemorates the progress schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population. The Week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs... Continue Reading →

National Inclusive Schools Week: December 3–7, 2012

APS will join school districts and organizations around the country to celebrate Inclusive Schools Week that begins December 3. The annual observance brings awareness to the work schools must do to ensure a quality education for all children, including students with special needs. This year’s Inclusive Schools Week occurs as our school system continues to... Continue Reading →

Frederick Douglass High School Celebrates Inclusive Schools Week

by Kisha Morgan-Dennis The Department of Special Education at Frederick Douglass High School planned a variety of activities throughout the week in celebration of being an Inclusive School. Students participated in an Essay Competition, and there were daily “who am I” announcements, which highlighted famous people with disabilities. In addition, on Wednesday Faculty and staff... Continue Reading →

APS celebrates Inclusive Schools Week, December 5-9, 2011

As Atlanta Public Schools continues its celebration of Inclusive Schools Week, teachers, students, families and communities engage in opportunities to discuss the inclusion of children with disabilities and the importance of providing a quality education to all children. The activities and dialogue that occur during Inclusive Schools Week help create an awareness of the benefits... Continue Reading →

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