M. Agnes Jones Elementary School’s Literacy Initiative Gets a Big Boost from Georgia-Pacific

Agnes Jones Elementary School was “lit” on Friday afternoon … literally! Thanks to community partner Georgia-Pacific, all 547 students at the school received a personalized “lit kit” during its monthly honors assembly, held on the last Friday of each month. Each kit includes several books, based on the student’s interests, flash cards and various school... Continue Reading →

The Atlanta Board of Education releases financial details and a list of corporate donors supporting the current APS leadership transition team

Last week, the Atlanta Board of Education reported that to date, nearly $350,00 has been committed to the Atlanta Public Schools Improvement Fund to support the current APS leadership transition. With funds being managed by The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, corporate donors have committed $200,000 to support the Atlanta Public Schools’ incoming superintendent Dr.... Continue Reading →

Georgia-Pacific honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by donating school supplies to APS elementary schools

This just in from our good friends over at Georgia-Pacific: Each year, continued cuts in education budgets have forced teachers to spend hundreds of their own dollars just to keep their rooms stocked with essential classroom supplies, like notebook paper, pencils, crayons, hand sanitizer and markers. This week, each of the 1,100 Atlanta Public Schools elementary... Continue Reading →

APS and Youth Entrepreneurs Atlanta ‘dare to dream’ at fall kickoff

APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall met with some shining examples of young innovators at the Youth Entrepreneurs Atlanta's' "Dare to Dream" fall kickoff event held Tuesday at the Georgia-Pacific Center Auditorium. Dr. Hall joined several participating students as well as a host of "Dream Supporters" that included Martin Luther King III in helping support... Continue Reading →

Youth Entrepreneurs Atlanta stages fall kickoff

Youth Entrepreneurs Atlanta will stage its fall kickoff for the new school year for the program that teaches high school students free-enterprise fundamentals through hands-on learning activities.  The event will be held Thursday, September 17, 2009, beginning at 10 a.m. at The New Schools at Carver. Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall, Georgia-Pacific... Continue Reading →

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