King Middle School Teacher Tara Johnson Wins 11Alive Class Act Award

Atlanta Public Schools teacher Tara Johnson has won the 11Alive Class Act Award for her outstanding leadership at King Middle School and her ability to engage and ignite her seventh-grade students.  11Alive’s Donna Lowry surprised Johnson with the award in November during a visit to the Southeast Atlanta school. King Middle School teacher Kandy Wilkinson... Continue Reading →

APS student-athletes welcome Atlanta Braves for ‘Caravan’ stop at The New Schools at Carver

Several schools from APS were in the audience at The New Schools at Carver as players from the Atlanta Braves players fielded questions about life in the Major Leagues. Pitchers Peter Moylan and Scott Linebrink were joined by center fielder Jordan Schafer, with WXIA/11Alive sports anchor Sam Crenshaw serving as moderator. (Crenshaw is a familiar... Continue Reading →

Fickett Elementary turns a negative into a positive with help from 11Alive, AirTran

What started out as a lamentable situation has become something inspirational after Fickett Elementary suffered a break-in over the weekend. The school's broadcast room was robbed of important electronic equipment by thieves and vandals. That's the bad news. The inspirational news is that WXIA (11Alive) swooped in for a visit on Monday afternoon, reported from... Continue Reading →

11Alive report emphasizes important role community partners play in supporting E. Rivers Elementary

There's a great report on the WXIA (11Alive) Web site about how community partners and their private funding play such a crucial role in supporting Atlanta Public Schools. In this case, the report cites the incredible back-up provided to maintain the soccer field and field house and concession stands at E. Rivers Elementary -- an... Continue Reading →

Dobbs students get a special science lesson

When first-graders at Dobbs Elementary finished their science standards, Principal Dana Evans knew how ensure young minds remembered the information. She simply called for backup. Fortunately,  11 Alive meteorologist Chesley McNeil was ready, willing and able to show students exactly how science applies to daily life. A visit from the Channel 11 weather van kept... Continue Reading →

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