Kennedy Middle students take to the court of Inclusive Schools Week

Students from Kennedy Middle School's Program for Exceptional Children (PEC) and general-education students got to know each other a little better on the court as they participated in physical-education activities together during Inclusive Schools Week. Seven of the more severely disabled students had fun bowling, playing volleyball and trying baseball in the gym, assisted by... Continue Reading →

Burgess-Peterson Academy PEC students enjoy a multi-sensory field trip for Inclusive Schools Week

UPDATE: Principal Robin Robbins explains Inclusive Schools Week activities here. For Burgess-Peterson Academy's Program for Exceptional Children teacher Monetia Hollie, the timing could not have been more perfect. She was thrilled to learn that Inclusive Schools Week (Dec. 6-10) would occur during the same week she had planned a field trip to celebrate the definition... Continue Reading →

APS celebrates Inclusive Schools Week with creative, fun activities

UPDATE: Tony Muckle, operations and maintenance manager for School Reform Team (SRT) 1, celebrated Inclusive Schools Week by inviting 37 APS Pre-kindergarten general and inclusion education students housed at John F. Kennedy Middle School to decorate the office holiday tree with their paper ornaments. Read more here. UPDATE: Students from Kennedy Middle School’s Program for Exceptional... Continue Reading →

APS celebrates Inclusive Schools Week

Atlanta Public Schools’ Inclusive Schools Week highlights families, schools and communities that have dedicated time and resources to promote inclusive education for all students. An inclusive school provides a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse population of students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socioeconomic status, cultural heritage, language preference and other... Continue Reading →

APS’ Program for Exceptional Children rolls out three-year inclusive education initiative

  Atlanta Public Schools’ Program for Exceptional Children (PEC) rolled out its new inclusive school practices initiative that will be implemented over the next three years, to approximately 900 special education professionals during a system-wide training held Aug. 4-5 at Douglass High School. PEC interim director Constance Goodson stated during her presentation, titled “Pathways to... Continue Reading →

Save the date: Program for Exceptional Children system-wide teachers’ meeting, Aug. 4-5

Next week the Program for Exceptional (PEC) children will hold a system-wide teachers' meeting at Douglass High School (map). Titled "Pathways to Change," the meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4 and Thursday, Aug. 5. The first day will include SRT-1 and SRT-2 PEC teachers, paraprofessionals and middle-school teachers... Continue Reading →

Save the date: APS PEC parent focus groups, March 30-31

The Program of Exceptional Children (PEC) invites all Atlanta Public Schools' PEC parents to attend a parent focus group. Parents/guardians are invited to participate by sharing their child’s experiences and their involvement in the program. The meeting will be facilitated by The Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative, a network of special and general education leaders that... Continue Reading →

Program for Exceptional Children’s Wolfpack plays for state wheelchair hoops title Friday

The Atlanta Wolfpack has qualified to compete in the AAASP State Wheelchair Basketball Championship at noon Friday (March 12) at the Gwinnett Arena (6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, 30096). The championship game will be held in conjunction with the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Basketball Championship. The game will be taped and broadcast by Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB). The... Continue Reading →

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