Atlanta Public Schools Students Featured in Education Roundtable Documentary with President Barack Obama

By Kimberly Willis Green Antwarn Sanders and D’Ariel Myrick, seniors from Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) historic Booker T. Washington High School, were featured in an education documentary taped March 9 with President Barack Obama. In the documentary, “A Roundtable with President Barack Obama: The Cost of Education,” the APS students join three students from Georgia... Continue Reading →

First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary Arne Duncan Kick Off Back-To-School Tour with Reach Higher Initiative at Washington H.S.

By Kimberly Willis Green As part of her Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on his fifth annual “Partners in Progress” Back-to-School Bus Tour with a college fair and “prep rally” at Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) Booker T. Washington High School September 8. In remarks given during... Continue Reading →

Boyd Elementary garners national spotlight during visit from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Last Friday education advocates descended on Boyd Elementary School to listen to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan lead a discussion about early childhood education. Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Associate Superintendent Steve Smith, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Commissioner Bobby Cagle joined Duncan as forum panelists, and responded to questions about the... Continue Reading →

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Visits APS’ Boyd Elementary

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Visits William M. Boyd Elementary School as APS Renews Its Commitment to Students, Parents, Employees and Community Members The Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has faced challenges over the past school year. However, Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. and his leadership team have positioned the school district on the road to... Continue Reading →

Dr. Hall calls for teacher incentives during Secretary Duncan’s visit to Tech High

APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall expressed a hope to explore ways to reward quality teachers who want to stay in the classroom without having to promote them into administration positions as part of a "listen and learn" event with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (Ga.) on Monday morning... Continue Reading →

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