Smiles and strides motivate APS Special Education teachers

By Leslie Rivera, Communications Officer  Inclusive Schools Week is an international event celebrated the first week in December. It’s a time to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of teachers, administrators, students and parents in making their schools more inclusive. A resolution to be approved by the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education acknowledges, “that each child... Continue Reading →

Inclusive Schools Week: APS increases inclusive practices to better serve students with, without special needs

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will celebrate Inclusive Schools Week December 2-6, 2013, with this year’s theme, “Authentic Inclusion: Increasing Our Comfort Zone! In an effort to ensure equity and excellence throughout APS, the district continues to focus on building inclusive schools, where all children are full members of their school community. One component of inclusion is to increase the percentage... Continue Reading →

A Peek into Inclusive Schools Week at APS

Schools throughout APS celebrated Inclusive Schools Week from Dec. 3-7, 2012. Inclusive Schools Week is an annual event that commemorates the progress schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population. The Week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs... Continue Reading →

Frederick Douglass High School Celebrates Inclusive Schools Week

by Kisha Morgan-Dennis The Department of Special Education at Frederick Douglass High School planned a variety of activities throughout the week in celebration of being an Inclusive School. Students participated in an Essay Competition, and there were daily “who am I” announcements, which highlighted famous people with disabilities. In addition, on Wednesday Faculty and staff... Continue Reading →

Kennedy Middle students take to the court of Inclusive Schools Week

Students from Kennedy Middle School's Program for Exceptional Children (PEC) and general-education students got to know each other a little better on the court as they participated in physical-education activities together during Inclusive Schools Week. Seven of the more severely disabled students had fun bowling, playing volleyball and trying baseball in the gym, assisted by... Continue Reading →

Burgess-Peterson Academy PEC students enjoy a multi-sensory field trip for Inclusive Schools Week

UPDATE: Principal Robin Robbins explains Inclusive Schools Week activities here. For Burgess-Peterson Academy's Program for Exceptional Children teacher Monetia Hollie, the timing could not have been more perfect. She was thrilled to learn that Inclusive Schools Week (Dec. 6-10) would occur during the same week she had planned a field trip to celebrate the definition... Continue Reading →

APS celebrates Inclusive Schools Week with creative, fun activities

UPDATE: Tony Muckle, operations and maintenance manager for School Reform Team (SRT) 1, celebrated Inclusive Schools Week by inviting 37 APS Pre-kindergarten general and inclusion education students housed at John F. Kennedy Middle School to decorate the office holiday tree with their paper ornaments. Read more here. UPDATE: Students from Kennedy Middle School’s Program for Exceptional... Continue Reading →

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