State Superintendent Richard Woods Visits Cascade Elementary for National Agriculture Literacy Day

State Superintendent Richard Woods read to third- and fifth-grade students at Cascade Elementary School Thursday, to celebrate National Agricultural Literacy Day. The annual observance was launched in 1973. It is designed to promote a better understanding of how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced; highlight the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a... Continue Reading →

Help Improve APS Schools by Completing School Climate Survey

“Teachers at my student’s school have high standards for achievement.” “Teachers at my student’s school work hard to make sure that students do well.” These are two of the 24 statements parents are asked to consider on the 2015-2016 Georgia Parent Survey.  All Atlanta Public Schools parents are encouraged to complete the online survey from... Continue Reading →

EPA Brings Earth Education to Woodson Primary and Jones Elementary (Video)

by James Malone, APS Office of Communications Earlier this month, the students at Carter G. Woodson Primary School and M. Agnes Jones Elementary were visited by scientists from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a part of the agency’s analysis on urban flood plains and the impact of water run-off on plant and vegetation.  Atlanta... Continue Reading →

Georgia Department of Education staff members donate backpacks to APS Truancy Center

By Kimberly Willis Green Staff members from the Georgia Department of Education delivered backpacks filled with school supplies to Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) Truancy Center Aug. 14. The “back-to-school packs” donated by GaDOE staff were distributed to schools in south and middle Georgia, along with seven metro-area school districts, including APS. Over the summer, Georgia... Continue Reading →

Eight Atlanta Public Schools earn State’s 2014 Reward Schools Designation

Eight Atlanta Public Schools (APS) have been named 2014 Reward Schools by the Georgia Department of Education.  Four schools—Charles Drew Charter, Inman Middle, KIPP Strive Academy and West Manor Elementary— are recognized for highest academic performance among all Title I schools. The GaDOE also recognized the following for making the highest academic progress among Title... Continue Reading →

Check out this list of parent resources as APS celebrates Parent Engagement Month

Did you know that November is Parent Engagement Month in Georgia? In Atlanta Public Schools, we are excited about the rising level of parental engagement at our schools and the ownership being shown by parents at community meetings and events. Thursday, November 21 is also National Parent Involvement Day, and State Superintendent John Barge calls it "...... Continue Reading →

APS Parents Encouraged to Participate in Georgia Parent Survey between November 2013 and January 2014

Atlanta Public Schools parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey administered by the Georgia Department of Education. Data from the Georgia Parent Survey will be used along with the Georgia Student Health Survey and the Georgia School Personnel Survey to calculate the School Climate Star Rating within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).  The Georgia Parent... Continue Reading →

Burgess Peterson Academy: Highest value-added academic growth for APS elementary school

Burgess-Peterson Academy achieved the highest value-added academic growth of any public or charter elementary school in Atlanta Public School (APS) for the 2012-2013 school year. Additionally, of all APS elementary schools, Burgess-Peterson achieved the highest average months of learning, averaging approximately 13 months of learning during the nine month academic year. Burgess-Peterson is the highest... Continue Reading →

APS Parent Mentor Rose Calloway Named Finalist for 2013 Phil Pickens Leadership Award

Rose Calloway, parent mentor for Atlanta Public Schools Department of Special Education, was named a finalist for the Phil Pickens Parent Mentor Leadership Award. The award was presented during the Parent Mentor Partnership Fall Conference in Athens, Georgia, on September 12, 2013. Presented annually, the Phil Pickens Award acknowledges the hard work and dedication of... Continue Reading →

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