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 →

New wheelchair ramp ribbon cutting ceremony at Toomer Elementary

In honor of National Walk to School Day, Toomer Elementary School students, parents, administrators, and community leaders gathered for a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the school’s new ADA-compliant wheelchair ramp that will provide access to the school’s playground. “This ramp is one of the ways that I ensure that everyone has safe access... Continue Reading →

APS Parent Mentor Rose Calloway Named Finalist for 2013 Phil Pickens Leadership Award

Rose Calloway, parent mentor for Atlanta Public Schools Department of Special Education, was named a finalist for the Phil Pickens Parent Mentor Leadership Award. The award was presented during the Parent Mentor Partnership Fall Conference in Athens, Georgia, on September 12, 2013. Presented annually, the Phil Pickens Award acknowledges the hard work and dedication of... Continue Reading →

Seven APS Schools Awarded GraduateFIRST Grants

Seven APS schools were recently awarded a federally funded grant through the Georgia Department of Education and GraduateFIRST that will be used to help increase the district's graduation rate and close the achievement gap for students with disabilities. Congratulations to: Deerwood Academy Elementary Heritage Elementary Miles Elementary Bunche Middle School King Middle School Price Middle... Continue Reading →

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