Vals and Sals give moving speeches at annual breakfast

We had a chance to videotape some of the speeches delivered by the valedictorians, salutatorians and "STAR" students who were honored this week at the annual breakfast featuring Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall and hosted by Georgia Power. Here we get to watch in on Paul Harris, Jr. (valedictorian and "STAR" student of Carver... Continue Reading →

APS eighth-graders excel on 2011 state writing test

Atlanta Public Schools students improved their performance by four percentage points and eliminated the achievement gap between the district and students around the state on the new Georgia Grade 8 Writing Assessment in 2011. Also, 83 percent of APS eighth-graders scored at “meets” or “exceeds” standards levels. The results indicate steady improvement by APS students to... Continue Reading →

Dr. Hall honors valedictorians, salutatorians and ‘STAR’ students & teachers with breakfast

UPDATES: Check out the photo gallery here. Watch speech by Carver Early College's Paul Harris, Jr., and Douglass' Edward Furman Mosley, III, here. Watch speech by Carver Early College teacher Matt Westmoreland here. Atlanta Public Schools' valedictorians, salutatorians and "STAR" students were honored Wednesday morning with a breakfast hosted by Georgia Power and featuring Superintendent... Continue Reading →

First Lady Michelle Obama celebrates health and wellness efforts at Burgess-Peterson Academy

First Lady Michelle Obama marked the first anniversary of her Let's Move initiative with a visit to Burgess-Peterson Academy on Wednesday afternoon. The school is one of the leaders in Atlanta Public Schools when it comes to health, wellness and nutrition efforts thanks to hard work among faculty, staff, students, parents and its network of... Continue Reading →

W.T. Jackson Elementary earns 2010 Georgia Schools of Excellence recognition

Warren T.  Jackson Elementary School is one of only 22 schools in the state to be recognized as a 2010 Georgia Schools of Excellence in Student Achievement award winner. Jackson earned the recognition for being among the top 10 percent of schools in Georgia, as determined by the results of state standardized tests in reading and... Continue Reading →

15 APS schools earn Distinguished Schools awards from state, more than $43,500 in award money

Fifteen APS schools earned Title 1 Distinguished Schools awards and $43,598 in award money from the Georgia Department of Education for their academic performance during the 2009-2010 school year. The winning schools achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in terms of their student academic performance as measured by standardized tests for at least three consecutive years. Those... Continue Reading →

Visiting British teachers snag the perfect tea time

A group of seven British educators finished up their week observing elementary and middle schools APS with a "high tea" at the Center for Learning and Leadership, sharing notes from their trip before preparing their return to the United Kingdom. The teachers shared their experiences with APS administrators Joyce McCloud (Office of the Superintendent), Dr.... Continue Reading →

Judge Glenda Hatchett dares APS students to bring their ‘A game’ during annual Lowery Lecture Series

UPDATE: Watch photo gallery here. You would be hard-pressed to find an Atlanta Public Schools student, teacher, administrator or board member who wasn't moved and inspired by the double-barreled blast of inspiration they enjoyed on Monday morning. After enjoying a rousing speech by the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery at the lecture series that bears his... Continue Reading →

Second annual Neighborhood Celebration showcases the southeast schools in APS

  UPDATE: View photo gallery here. Watch video here. The second annual Neighborhood Celebration provided Atlanta Public Schools to showcase the schools in the southeast Atlanta neighborhoods that feed into host school Maynard H. Jackson High School, on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. The school halls were filled with representatives from the participating schools as well... Continue Reading →

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