Public Input Sought on District Budget Parameters and Scenarios for 2016-2017 School Year

By Seth Coleman Atlanta Public Schools is continuing to advance through the district’s budgeting process, which began in September 2015, with the development of the budget parameters for the 2016-2017 school year. Now the district needs feedback from you. During the March 7  Atlanta Board of Education meeting, APS Chief Financial Officer Robert Morales presented... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Employees To Receive Pay Increase

System has fully implemented first system-wide adjustments since 2009 Atlanta Public Schools employees will see their first pay increase in over five years.  The school system has fully implemented a district-wide pay increase plan that was announced by the Atlanta Board of Education in late June.  The plan represents a $12 million increase in the... Continue Reading →

Nine APS high schools awarded AP Teacher Training Grants from Georgia State Board of Education

At the February 20, 2014, meeting of the Georgia State Board of Education, nine APS schools were among 258 high schools awarded Advanced Placement (AP) Teacher Training Grants for the training of AP teachers at the 2014 AP Summer Institutes. The awards amounted to a total of $13,300.00 given to schools. The AP Teacher Training... Continue Reading →

Young Middle students experience financial literacy at JA BizTown

Jean Childs Young Middle School sixth-grade students participated in the Junior Achievement and Chick-fil-A Foundation’s Discovery Center BizTown, located at the Georgia World Congress Center. For four weeks, students focused on the financial literacy curriculum provided by Junior Achievement before experiencing the culminating event at JA BizTown, an interactive marketplace representing the local business community,... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Rodney Hill Grade: 12th Grade School: Washington High School- Banking, Finance & Investment A wise man once stated that, “There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” In eighteen short years of life Rodney Hill has endured... Continue Reading →

Financial Literacy Workshops Take Over Classrooms at Jackson High School

Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation partnered with Bank of America to conduct financial literacy workshops for the entire student population of Maynard Jackson High School on October 30th.  For two class periods, 75 Executives from Bank of America held interactive workshops in each classroom explaining the basics of checking & savings accounts, credit scores, and the... Continue Reading →

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