APS has the most ‘No Excuses’ schools in the state for 2010

Atlanta Public Schools has the most “No Excuses” schools in the state – nine out of a total of 35 schools from 19 districts – as announced today by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. APS schools that attained the “No Excuses” designation for 2010 are: Blalock, Burgess-Peterson Academy, C.W. Hill, Capitol View, East Lake, Garden... Continue Reading →

Meet the Atlanta Families’ Awards winners: Dr. Anthony Dorsey

We continue our look at the Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education winners with a profile of Dr. Anthony Dorsey, principal at R.N. Fickett Elementary School for the past three years. During his tenure, Fickett has received several awards. In 2008, APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall recognized Fickett for achieving 70 percent of the district's assigned... Continue Reading →

APS alum/Michael Jackson choreographer Travis Payne shows F.L. Stanton some steps

It's become a habit of Travis Payne, APS alumnus and famed former choreographer to the late Michael Jackson, to return to not only Atlanta but his educational roots. But the timing on this occasion could not have been more bittersweet. Payne took time out to visit two elementary schools today as he continued to celebrate... Continue Reading →

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