Convergint Technologies Provides Free Security Upgrades to Four APS Schools

Out with the old audio security system. In with a new audio-visual security system. Upgrading the front-entrance intercom was just one of many security measures Convergint Technologies provided free of charge to Dobbs Elementary School, Forrest Hills Academy, Heritage Academy and Cleveland Avenue Elementary School on June 7. “I’m very grateful because we’re already in... Continue Reading →

Sprint 1Million Program Provides Electronic Devices for APS Students

Atlanta Public Schools has passed out nearly 1,500 fully activated electronic devices to students in 11 of the district’s high schools, as part of the Sprint 1Million Program -- a five-year initiative of Sprint and the Sprint Foundation that will connect 1,000,000 low-income high school students, nationally, who do not have internet access at home. APS... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

APS Partners with City of Atlanta, Launches the Atlanta ConnectHome Program

By Erica Fatima The digital inclusion program brings high-speed Internet and technology education to low-income families throughout Metro Atlanta  Click here to see the ConnectHome video On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Mayor Kasim Reed announced—to a packed house of eager APS students and their families—the launch of the Atlanta ConnectHome pilot program. ConnectHome is an initiative to... 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 →

Learning Lessons with ActivTable

by Leslie Rivera You may have noticed that the dusty chalkboard many parents grew up with in the classroom has been replaced with the interactive Promethean whiteboard. Now that same technology is promoting hands-on collaboration among students in the form of a table. The ActivTable allows up to six students to interact, share knowledge and... Continue Reading →

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