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 →

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge Visits Deerwood Academy

State, community and business leaders visited APS schools and participated in Georgia Pre-K Week 2013, a weeklong celebration of Georgia’s Pre-K Program, during the month of October. Commemorating Georgia Pre-K Week, State Superintendent Dr. John Barge read to a group of bright-eyed 4-year-olds at Deerwood Academy. The purpose of the week, from September 30 to... Continue Reading →

GADOE Student Advisory Council Accepting Applications

The Georgia Department of Education encourages APS students in grades 9-12 to apply for State School Superintendent John Barge's 2013-2014 Student Advisory Council. State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge is accepting applications through September 13, 2013. The members of the Student Advisory Council meet three times during the school year with the State School Superintendent... Continue Reading →

Georgia Department of Education has no intention of taking over APS says State Superintendent Barge

A letter today from Dr. John D. Barge, State School Superintendent, to Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis confirmed that contrary to previous news reports, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has no intention of taking over local control of any APS schools. APS leadership has been in direct contact with their counterparts at the... Continue Reading →

Douglass High School senior named to State School Superintendent’s student advisory panel

ATLANTA – Jasmine Davis, a senior at Frederick Douglass High School, has been named to State School Superintendent Dr. John D. Barge’s 2011-12 Student Advisory Council. Davis is among fifty students from across the state appointed to the council, scheduled to meet twice throughout the school year to advise Dr. Barge and the Georgia Department of... Continue Reading →

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