APS Middle Schoolers Hit the Field, Learn Life Lessons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

(Go here to view a short video on this year’s SEC Youth Football Clinic.) Two days before Auburn University and the University of Georgia will decide the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 175 Atlanta Public School middle school students hit the field under the guidance of former college and National Football League (NFL)... Continue Reading →

Six APS Elementaries Are Among the Top Schools in Georgia

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Sarah Smith Elementary School Principal Dr. Michael Forehand is extremely proud of his school's consistent track record of academic excellence. According to the recent Single Statewide Accountability System Award (SSAS) Schools recognition by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), Sarah Smith and five other elementary schools - Mary Lin, Morningside, Morris Brandon,... Continue Reading →

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 →

Springdale Park and Inman Middle School Students Advance to Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Division Playoffs

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Springdale Park Elementary and Inman Middle School's Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB) teams are headed to the Division 1 playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 27, in Jasper, Georgia. This past weekend, both teams placed second after competing in the Metro Atlanta Regional HRRB Competition at Clayton State University. Both schools won all six rounds in the Atlanta Public Schools... Continue Reading →

Grady High School Speech and Debate Team to Host Huge Tournament Next Weekend

By Seth Coleman The Grady High School speech and debate team flexed its formidable muscles at the George Mason University Patriot Games National Invitational last month with a Top 10 finish. This weekend, Jan. 22-23, the Grady “Jesters” will be back in action on home turf, as they host a tournament that will feature more... Continue Reading →

APS Students to be Honored at Georgia Institute of Technology Game Tonight

Inman Middle School students Safia Read and Annie Laster will be honored at the Georgia Institute of Techonology and University of Alabama’s game, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at 7 pm for winning Georgia Institute of Technology’s Jacket 2 Jacket reading program. The Jacket 2 Jacket month long reading program, sponsored by the Georgia Institute of... Continue Reading →

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