The Digital Divide – the 21st Century Challenge to Narrow Gap Between Information Haves and Have Nots

The Atlanta Journal Constitution posted this commentary piece by Tauheedah Baker-Jones, chief equity and social justice officer on its "Get Schooled" blog on Monday, March 15, 2021 with the headline "Technology is not a luxury; it’s now an education necessity." As medical research reveals how the coronavirus disproportionally affected people of lower socioeconomic status, the... Continue Reading →

It’s School Board Appreciation Week – Thank Your Board Member!

Over the course of the pandemic, I have used this space and other platforms to celebrate teachers, staff, partners, and the community for their invaluable support and services toward virtual teaching and learning and our eventual reopening of schools and buildings. But this week, we must acknowledge and thank another group that has been essential... Continue Reading →

The ‘redefinED Atlanta Innovation Fund: Pandemic Education & Restart’ Grants 14 Atlanta Public Schools Initiatives

The redefinED Atlanta Innovation Fund: Pandemic Education & Restart has awarded a total of $116,699 in grants to support 14 Atlanta Public Schools initiatives. Grant recipients will use designated funds to address immediate needs created by the pandemic and advance innovative ideas that reimagine education for the future.

The Week with Dr. Lisa Herring – Week of March 8

As we talk about The Week in Atlanta Public Schools, I want to thank the parents, the teachers, the staff, the students, and the community members from the Carver, Mays, and Douglass clusters who have already participated in our Cluster Conversations. https://youtu.be/XGs41Bi2hrs During these conversations, we engage in an honest, in-depth discussion about the district’s... Continue Reading →

Let’s Spread the Word & Enter to Win a Raffle Prize: Atlanta Public Schools Pre-K Lottery Applications Are Open Until March 15

The Atlanta Public Schools' Office of Early Learning (OEL) is currently accepting Pre-K lottery applications for the 2021-2022 school year through March 15, 2021 at 11:59p.m. In an effort to increase lottery awareness and participation, OEL has launched a social media contest. Help spread the word about the APS Pre-K Lottery application for your chance to win one of three grand prizes!

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