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 →
I want to pause to reflect upon the recent shootings that occurred across Atlanta earlier this week that killed eight people, including six who were of Asian descent. Although the motive for this incident is still under investigation, what I know as an educator is that we need to spend more time as a community... Continue Reading →
Reginald Smith, Jr. has plenty to sing about these days. The accomplished baritone opera singer and former Atlanta Public Schools student is now a Grammy Award-winning artist. On March 14, Smith won a Grammy for Best Opera Recording for his vocal performance as part of the cast in Gerschwin's "Porgy and Bess."
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 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.
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 →
Race2Read campaign has reached 5 million minutes! That’s the equivalent of almost 10 years, and it’s halfway to our 10-million-minute goal!
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!
As we move into March, Atlanta Public Schools began celebrating National Reading Month, which was founded to celebrate Dr. Seuss. The month kicked off Monday with Read Across America Day, which is designed to encourage children of all ages to read every single day. Atlanta Public Schools is doing just that and more with our... Continue Reading →
I am excited to share that we received confirmation from the Fulton County Board of Health this afternoon of the dates and location of our APS COVID-19 Vaccination events for all staff and contractors. Our vaccination events will be held over three days: The first dose will be administered on Wednesday, March 24, Friday, March... Continue Reading →