Deonte Bridges, YouTube sensation

It seemed like a simple enough idea: Take Deonte Bridges' moving valedictorian speech at the Booker T. Washington graduation ceremony that had been recorded by our Learning Technologies staff and put it up on our newly opened YouTube channel. Well, next thing you know, Bridges' speech went viral, currently surging past 60,000 page views and... Continue Reading →

Washington High’s Deonte Bridges delivers inspiring valedictorian speech

Deonte Bridges is just one of several Atlanta Public Schools graduates who had a story behind his years of hard work. Bridges, valedictorian for Booker T. Washington High's Senior Academy, truly captured the essence of his challenges his speech graduation at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. And APS' Department of Learning Technologies was there... Continue Reading →

Washington High’s Freedom Writers honored by Atlanta law firm

UPDATE: See photo gallery here. Read the flattering AJC feature here. Booker T. Washington High School's Freedom Writers were honored by Atlanta’s oldest law firm, Kilpatrick Stockton, for achieving a 96 percent acceptance rate into college while being offered more than 190 scholarships worth more than $6.4 million. In an announcement today at the Atlanta Event... Continue Reading →

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