Sylvan Hills Middle School Teacher Mahoganey Jackson Picks Up Another Honor: CFP Teacher of the Month

(Click here to view a short video on Mahoganey Jackson, the College Football Playoff Teacher of the Month.) The good news keeps on coming for Sylvan Hill Middle School teacher Mahoganey Jackson. In October, she was named the 2017-2018 Atlanta Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Then on Tuesday, Jackson was named the College Football... Continue Reading →

Usher-Collier Elementary Teacher Named National Scholar for Gifted Education

Asiaa Karriem has the ability to see the untapped potential in children from socio-economically challenged communities. As such, her being honored by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) recently should come as no surprise. Karriem, a gifted teacher at Usher-Collier Elementary School, was named a Javits-Frasier Scholar by the NAGC. The Javits-Frasier Scholars Program... Continue Reading →

They’ve all been heroes in my opinion: Governor Deal visits E. Rivers Elementary School

On February 7th, Governor Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal visited E. Rivers Elementary School to thank the staff and students for their patience and dedication as they sheltered in place overnight at the school during the recent winter storm. He also presented a proclamation to Principal Matt Rogers honoring the school’s commitment to caring... Continue Reading →

Burgess Peterson Academy: Highest value-added academic growth for APS elementary school

Burgess-Peterson Academy achieved the highest value-added academic growth of any public or charter elementary school in Atlanta Public School (APS) for the 2012-2013 school year. Additionally, of all APS elementary schools, Burgess-Peterson achieved the highest average months of learning, averaging approximately 13 months of learning during the nine month academic year. Burgess-Peterson is the highest... Continue Reading →

Maynard H. Jackson Cluster holds convention with focus on math

The Maynard Jackson Cluster hosted “Math Across the Cluster,” a cluster - wide professional learning opportunity addressing math instruction in all content areas and in all grade levels.  Every teacher and administrator in the Jackson Cluster, district support staff, and professional developers and consultants participated in this convention.The instructional coaches, representatives from Carnegie Learning, and... Continue Reading →

Leveling Nears Completion in Atlanta Public Schools

Leveling, the school system’s annual process for adjusting staffing levels and reassigning teachers and paraprofessionals after student enrollment stabilizes, is coming to a close for the 2013-14 school year. Leveling is APS’ annual process for adjusting staffing levels and reassigning teachers and paraprofessionals after student enrollment stabilizes. Every summer, APS assigns staff to schools based... Continue Reading →

The Atlanta Falcons Honor Centennial Teacher Thomas Bussey as a ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

On September 13th, Centennial Place Elementary School’s third-grade teacher Thomas Bussey was honored during a surprise assembly by Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons. “There are many instances I can cite of Thomas Bussey’s dedication to the education of Centennial Place Elementary School students,” said Chastity Williams, a teaching colleague. “Mr. Bussey writes and implements... Continue Reading →

College Colors Day at Brown Middle School

On Friday, August 30th, students at Brown Middle School paraded the halls in their favorite college colors. Students at Brown Middle School are engaged in college and career readiness instruction throughout the year as they visit college campuses, learn about colleges across the country and participate in college fairs. College Colors Day exposes students to... Continue Reading →

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