It’s Official! M.A. Jones Elementary is APS’ First Certified STEM School

After five years of hard work, it was party time at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School on Tuesday as the school celebrated becoming the first Atlanta Public School to earn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) certification. The school held a pep rally featuring Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen and State Schools Superintendent Richard... Continue Reading →

State Superintendent Richard Woods Visits Cascade Elementary for National Agriculture Literacy Day

State Superintendent Richard Woods read to third- and fifth-grade students at Cascade Elementary School Thursday, to celebrate National Agricultural Literacy Day. The annual observance was launched in 1973. It is designed to promote a better understanding of how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced; highlight the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a... Continue Reading →

USDA Official Visits Mays High School to see Successful Farm-to-School Program

When Atlanta Public Schools Nutrition Director Dr. Marilyn Hughes came to the district her vision was to create a nutrition program that connected the cafeteria, the classroom and the community. More than a decade later that vision is a reality at a number of schools throughout the district, including Mays High School, where its teachers... Continue Reading →

South Atlanta High School to Use New Interactive Technology Soon

By Seth Coleman South Atlanta High School is quickly becoming a hub for innovative measures that will improve the lives of its students. First came the establishment of the school’s Automotive Basic Maintenance and Light Repair Lab, courtesy of $150,000-worth of equipment from Kaufman Tires. Now South Atlanta is about to become the first Atlanta... Continue Reading →

Burgess-Peterson students get on board STE(A)M truck

By Leslie Rivera Curious second and third graders at Burgess-Peterson Academy got their first hands-on experience with the school’s new STE(A)M truck this week.  Students were able to touch and play with items on the mobile learning facility which is dedicated to the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math experience. The truck serves as a mobile innovation lab and... Continue Reading →

(VIDEO) Learn More About the Georgia Milestones Assessment System

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school. Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students in grades 3 through 8 will take an end-of-grade... Continue Reading →

Crawford Long Middle School students get hands-on experience in Northside Hospital operation room

Twenty, 7th and 8th grade students from Crawford Long Middle School were "scrubbed" and ready for "surgery" as they participated in the eMergent STEM Scholars Program at Northside Hospital Healthcare System in conjunction with NeuroNexus, LLC. The goal of this partnership was to expose students to the various aspects of surgical medicine and encourage them to pursue medical/healthcare related... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools District and The Atlanta City Regional Science & Engineering Fair Results

The Atlanta Public Schools District and The Atlanta City Regional Science & Engineering Fair winners have been announced!  All participants of both fairs will be honored at an awards ceremony that will be held on February 28, 2014, at Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy.  All participating students, parents, and sponsors are encouraged attend. For... Continue Reading →

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