APS, Achieve Atlanta Celebrate Launch of New Scholarship Program

By: Alicia Sands Lurry On Monday, Feb. 1, Atlanta Public Schools celebrated the launch of a $20 million scholarship program to benefit low-income APS students. Spearheaded by Achieve Atlanta, the organization launched the need-based scholarship program to help remove the financial barriers preventing students from completing post-secondary education. APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Ed.D., lauded the partnership.... Continue Reading →

Heart of America Foundation, FedEx Deliver READesign Reading Corner at Hutchinson Elementary School

As part of its annual FedEx Cares Day, FedEx teamed up with the Heart of America Foundation to deliver financial and volunteer support for the FedEx Cares READesign® library makeover at Emma Hutchinson Elementary School, an Atlanta Public School.  Hutchinson is the first school in the district to be awarded the Heart of America/FedEx Cares... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent, City of Atlanta Celebrate 10 Years of Cultural Experience Project

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Ed.D., joined Camille Russell Love, executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell in celebrating the 10th school year of the Cultural Experience Project (CEP) for APS students during an event at the Rialto Theater Sept. 10. The Cultural... Continue Reading →

The Atlanta Board of Education releases financial details and a list of corporate donors supporting the current APS leadership transition team

Last week, the Atlanta Board of Education reported that to date, nearly $350,00 has been committed to the Atlanta Public Schools Improvement Fund to support the current APS leadership transition. With funds being managed by The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, corporate donors have committed $200,000 to support the Atlanta Public Schools’ incoming superintendent Dr.... Continue Reading →

Steve Smith Departs APS to Return to Private Sector

Steve Smith, associate superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools (APS),will resign effective June 30, to return to the private sector. He has served the students of Atlanta as the second-ranking executive since Superintendent Erroll Davis was appointed in 2011. Smith is credited with providing executive oversight of the district’s daily operations,collaborating with the superintendent to stabilize... Continue Reading →

Superintendent Erroll Davis announces newly formed Principal Advisory Council

Seeking to increase communication between the superintendent and school leaders while hearing input on various issues that affect the efficiency of school operations, Superintendent Erroll Davis will meet quarterly with the newly formed Superintendent’s Principal Advisory Council.  The Council’s first meeting will take place Wednesday, October 30, 2013. The Council will help drive the mission... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Search Community Input Schedule

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Search Community Input Schedule The Atlanta Board of Education’s Superintendent Search Committee has released the schedule for four community input sessions – May 15, 16, 20 and 21. The sessions are designed to give citizens the opportunity to provide feedback on the characteristics they believe are critical in the next Atlanta... Continue Reading →

APS superintendent speaks about district’s past and outlines agenda for new year during State of the Schools address

In an address to hundreds of APS stakeholders last Tuesday, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) superintendent, Erroll B. Davis, Jr., announced that after enduring a tumultuous year of challenges, APS has embarked on the new academic year as a more stable district refocused on “the real work of educating children.” The superintendent stressed that moving forward... Continue Reading →

Superintendent Erroll Davis proposes central office reorganization to better support schools

      ATLANTA – Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. is reviewing with the Atlanta Board of Education a partial reorganization plan for the district’s central office to redirect more resources to support district schools.           The plan calls for the elimination or reclassification of sixty-four positions and the creation of... Continue Reading →

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