APS basketball team earns runner-up honors at Special Olympics’ Indoor Winter Games

Atlanta Public Schools' Warriors basketball team earned second place and a silver medal during the recent Special Olympics' State Indoor Winter Games in Marietta. With only seven players on the roster, the Warriors didn't have much time to rest, and yet they made it to the final round. In that final game, against a team from... 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 →

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 →

APS’ Program for Exceptional Children rolls out three-year inclusive education initiative

  Atlanta Public Schools’ Program for Exceptional Children (PEC) rolled out its new inclusive school practices initiative that will be implemented over the next three years, to approximately 900 special education professionals during a system-wide training held Aug. 4-5 at Douglass High School. PEC interim director Constance Goodson stated during her presentation, titled “Pathways to... Continue Reading →

Program for Exceptional Children’s Wolfpack plays for state wheelchair hoops title Friday

The Atlanta Wolfpack has qualified to compete in the AAASP State Wheelchair Basketball Championship at noon Friday (March 12) at the Gwinnett Arena (6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, 30096). The championship game will be held in conjunction with the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Basketball Championship. The game will be taped and broadcast by Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB). The... 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 →

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