Crim Open Campus High School Unveils New Digital Media Center

By: Alicia Sands Lurry On Wednesday, Aug. 31, Alonzo A. Crim Open Campus High School celebrated the unveiling of its new digital media center, becoming the first Atlanta Public Schools site to completely redesign and renovate its library media center from the ground up into a 21st century learning environment. Featuring state-of-the art technology like Mac computers, iPads... Continue Reading →

Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy & Morehouse School of Medicine Celebrate New Partnership Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant

By: Alicia Sands Lurry During a special assembly on Tuesday, Aug.30, hundreds of students, teachers and staff at Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy gathered to celebrate the announcement of the school's new partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine. Thanks to the partnership and a $150,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, TAG Academy will now receive technology equipment... Continue Reading →

APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen Named One of Atlanta’s 100 Most Influential

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen is named as one of the most influential Atlantans of 2016 in a list published by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. This week’s ABC, the city’s leading business journal, features the publication’s annual “100 Most Influential Atlantans” special section. Dr. Carstarphen appears on page six of the section, in... Continue Reading →

APS, Achieve Atlanta Celebrate Launch of New Scholarship Program

By: Alicia Sands Lurry On Monday, Feb. 1, Atlanta Public Schools celebrated the launch of a $20 million scholarship program to benefit low-income APS students. Spearheaded by Achieve Atlanta, the organization launched the need-based scholarship program to help remove the financial barriers preventing students from completing post-secondary education. APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Ed.D., lauded the partnership.... Continue Reading →

APS Teacher Wins $100K Dream Big Teacher Challenge Grant from Farmers Insurance

Toomer Elementary School kindergarten teacher Emily Max won a $100,000 grant in the Farmers Insurance Dream Big Teacher Challenge. The funds will be used to enhance the school playground to make it more accessible to all students and community members. On “Giving Tuesday,” Toomer Elementary School kindergarten teacher Emily Max was given a big check.... Continue Reading →

WestEd, Atlanta Public Schools, and Georgia State University Announce 5-Year Comprehensive School Safety Grant from National Institute of Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Atlanta, GA and San Francisco, CA – November 23, 2015 –WestEd, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) and Georgia State University today announced receipt of a nearly $7.5 million National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant to support the research and development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive school safety initiative. The organizations will partner... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Falcons, United Way of Greater Atlanta and Atlanta Public Schools Team Up for Hometown Huddle

Today in all cities across the country, for the 17th year, the NFL and United Way celebrated Hometown Huddle. The Atlanta Falcons, other NFL players, coaches and executives, participated in a series of volunteer community projects in seven Atlanta Public Schools campuses – Bethune, Connally, Jones and Venetian Hills Elementary schools; Brown Middle School, KIPP... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates The New Ralph J. Bunche Middle School

Atlanta Public Schools' (APS) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly rebuilt Ralph J. Bunche Middle School October 14, 2015 in the auditorium for students, staff, former Bunche administrators and the Bunche community. Ralph J. Bunche Middle School has educated Atlanta's youth in the southwest community since 1979. When the original building opened, it was... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Receives $10,000 “Hometown Grant” from Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Dairy Families for nutrition and physical fitness

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons and Southeast Dairy Association awarded Atlanta Public Schools (APS) with a $10,000 NFL “Hometown Grant” to support healthy nutrition and physical activity programs at four elementary schools in the Booker T. Washington High School cluster. Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Atlanta Falcons player Matt Bosher and representatives from... Continue Reading →

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