Schools Throughout the District Celebrate Black History Month

  The auditorium at Continental Colony Elementary School was transformed into an interactive, African American “wax museum” last week, as nearly 50 students posed as famous and influential African Americans in history. The event is part of the school’s Black History Month celebration during the month of February. Continental Colony Principal Dr. Kristen Vaughn said... Continue Reading →

APS 2014-2015 Districtwide Teacher of the Year Barry Blackmon, II Among Georgia Trend Magazine’s 2015 40 Under 40

by Kimberly Willis Green Atlanta Public Schools’ 2014-2015 Districtwide Teacher of the Year Barry Blackmon, II, is one of Georgia Trend magazine’s “2015 Top 40 Under 40.” For the past 19 years, the magazine has selected 40 outstanding Georgians under the age of 40 who represent the best and the brightest in business, government, politics,... 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 →

APS celebrates Black History Month — on the airwaves

Atlanta Public Schools salutes the heroes of Black History Month with compelling programming on its two television channels. First we invite you to flip to Channel 22 to watch "A History of Black Achievement in America," an original, eight-part series that documents black achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country, and... Continue Reading →

Media specialists ‘kick off’ the 2010-11 school year

Fueled by record-breaking grants and the promise of more to come, APS media specialists gathered together to plot strategies, consider vendors and share best practices at the annual Media Specialists Kickoff held Wednesday at Atlanta Technical College. The librarians learned about Internet acceptable use from APS e-Learning Specialist Felicia Clark-Culbertson, studied a webinar from, learned about... Continue Reading →

Long Middle School studies global warming with hands-on, year-end project

You have to admire the students, faculty and staff of Long Middle School for not taking it easy for the remainder of the school year, as they focused on their third annual environmental project. The theme, "Evolving Environmentally," allowed students create dioramas or eco-friendly structures that would support their research on the environment. Each class... Continue Reading →

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