Get to Know Your Board of Education Members During Appreciation Week

By: Alicia Sands Lurry School Board Appreciation Week is a weeklong observance dedicated to recognizing the contributions of local boards of education. As Atlanta Public Schools proudly celebrates this occasion, be sure to get acquainted with the nine board members who establish and approve the policies that govern the district. Today we will take a closer look at... Continue Reading →

APS Teacher Wins $100K Dream Big Teacher Challenge Grant from Farmers Insurance

Toomer Elementary School kindergarten teacher Emily Max won a $100,000 grant in the Farmers Insurance Dream Big Teacher Challenge. The funds will be used to enhance the school playground to make it more accessible to all students and community members. On “Giving Tuesday,” Toomer Elementary School kindergarten teacher Emily Max was given a big check.... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Board of Education Members “Read for the Record®” to Pre-K Students

Atlanta Board of Education Members spent some quality time Thursday reading to the littlest of Atlanta Public School students, the pre-kindergarteners, during Read for the Record® 2015. #ReadfortheRecord, which celebrated its 10th anniversary on Thursday, is a worldwide campaign designed to bring awareness to the importance of high-quality early learning, by mobilizing millions of children... Continue Reading →

D.H. Stanton Rises as Leaders

On February 1st, D.H. Stanton invited members of the community to an introduction of The Leader in Me initiative, and integrated the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People into a door competition as the first initiation. The special guests and judges for the door contest included APS Board Member Courtney D. English, Georgia State Board... Continue Reading →

Meet the new Atlanta Board of Education members: Courtney English

We continue our three-part series introducing the new Atlanta Board of Education members with Courtney English (District 7). Mr. English is a former Atlanta Public Schools middle school teacher and community activist. Born and raised in Atlanta, he is a proud graduate of Morehouse College. English was a founding teacher at the new all-male B.E.S.T. Academy... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Board of Education kicks off 2010 with three new members

The Atlanta Board of Education got back into session on Monday as new and returning members received the Oath of Office by the Hon. Kimberly Esmond Adams, Fulton Superior Court. The three new members sworn in were (pictured, first row/first picture, from L-R): Reuben McDaniel (At-Large), Nancy Meister (District 4) and Courtney English (At-Large). At the... Continue Reading →

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