Students and teachers at Bunche & Kimberly receive instructional tools from DonorsChoose.org

Teachers and students at Bunche Middle School and Kimberly Elementary recently received classroom and instructional tools through DonorsChoose.org. DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy to help students in need through school donations. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on the DonorsChoose site, and people or organizations are able to donate any amount to the... Continue Reading →

Students and teachers at Bunche & Kimberly receive instructional tools from DonorsChoose.org

Teachers and students at Bunche Middle School and Kimberly Elementary recently received classroom and instructional tools through DonorsChoose.org. DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy to help students in need through school donations. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on the DonorsChoose site, and people or organizations are able to donate any amount to the... Continue Reading →

State Representative Stacey Abrams Reads to Toomer’s Pre-K

State Representative Stacey Abrams visited Fred Armon Toomer Elementary School during Georgia Pre-K Week to promote literacy and foster a love of reading with the Pre-kindergarten children. Toomer's Pre-K children, Pre-K staff, several Early Learning Specialist from APS Office of Early Learning/Teaching & Learning, members of Representative Stacey Abrams’ office, and representatives from Voices for... Continue Reading →

Real Men Read at Heritage Academy

Heritage Academy recently hosted their annual Real Men Read Program, where local community stakeholders volunteered their time to mentor and read to the young men of Heritage Academy. Participants included doctors, lawyers, businessmen, culinary chefs, servicemen, police officers, educators, and others, who share the value of reading and believe in the opportunities that reading provides to... Continue Reading →

Gideons Elementary Unveils Newly Renovated Library from Target and The Heart of America Foundation

Atlanta Public Schools’  Charles L. Gideons Elementary unveiled its newly renovated school library and parent center, sponsored by Target Corp. and The Heart of America Foundation September 24. The renovated library features 2,000 new books, new furniture, an aquarium, and technology upgrades, including new iPads. The parent center was also updated with computers and parent... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Grandparents in “Grand” Style

Many schools celebrated National Grandparents Day on Friday, September 6th. Marian McQuade, a housewife in West Virginia, worked to recognize Grandparents Day in the 1970s. She hoped to persuade grandchildren to cherish the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated annually on... Continue Reading →

APS Parents, Teachers & Community Invited to Participate in K-12 Textbook Review

Beginning June 24, 2013 educators and the public will have a chance to review textbooks and other learning resources for instruction in K-12 English Language Arts/Reading.The 2013 Learning Resources Evaluation Sites will be open for approximately three weeks.  The sites will allow the public, including parents and educators, to review and evaluate learning resources that... Continue Reading →

Parkside’s Third Grade Class Visits Birmingham, AL!

On May 3rd, Parkside Elementary’s teacher, Mr. Timothy Farmer, and his third grade class journeyed to Birmingham, Alabama, as a culminating activity as they finished reading of The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. This award-winning historical fiction chronicles the life of a family who visits Birmingham for a summer trip and encounters... Continue Reading →

Carmen Agra Deedy Reads to Morningside

Carmen Agra Deedy, an internationally recognized, award-winning author of children’s literature and storyteller, made a special visit to Morningside Elementary. She shared her insights behind storytelling, read her exclusive new book, and told an interactive, engaging story to the children. Carmen captivated the children with her liveliness, excitement, and animation. They were full of laughter... Continue Reading →

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