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Atlanta Public Schools approves $658M budget
During a special legislative meeting Tuesday, the Atlanta Board of Education adopted its $658 million, fiscal 2015 general fund budget for Atlanta Public Schools by a 6-3 vote, the district announc...
April 22, 2014 08:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area schools' CCRPI scores mixed
(UPDATED THURSDAY AT 2:29 P.M. WITH QUOTES FROM ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT ERROLL B. DAVIS JR.) The Georgia Department of Education Monday released the second College and Career Ready Pe...
April 21, 2014 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: North Atlanta, Sutton principals resigning
(UPDATED THURSDAY AT 11:20 A.M. WITH INFO, QUOTES FROM TAYLOR'S LETTER) The leaders of Buckhead’s only public middle and high schools are stepping down. North Atlanta Principal Howard “Gene” Taylor...
April 17, 2014 10:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board approves new superintendent
The Atlanta Board of Education Monday voted unanimously to hire Meria Joel Carstarphen as the new Atlanta Public Schools superintendent. Carstarphen brings nearly 20 years of experience to the job ...
April 15, 2014 04:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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State school board approves teacher, leader systems
At its monthly meeting Thursday, the State Board of Education adopted a new rule, establishing all school systems and charter schools will implement the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System and Leader...
April 03, 2014 06:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Classical Academy to be housed in Heiskell campus
Atlanta Classical Academy will be housed in the Heiskell School campus in Buckhead when it opens in August. Matthew Kirby, the academy’s board chairman, said the school is excited to have its campu...
April 02, 2014 11:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools names superintendent finalist
In a news release, Atlanta Public Schools Thursday announced the Atlanta Board of Education’s sole finalist for superintendent, Meria Joel Carstarphen. She will replace the retiring Erroll B. Davis...
March 28, 2014 11:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Common Core fight appears settled for now
Republican lawmakers appear to have settled a roiling fight over national education standards called Common Core. Some Republican lawmakers in Georgia and other states have pushed bills to block th...
March 20, 2014 08:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools hosting principal selection meetings
Over the next week, Atlanta Public Schools will host four regional community meetings on its enhanced principal selection process. The meetings will be held in each of the district’s four regions. ...
March 18, 2014 01:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Buckhead school holds enrollment lottery
Atlanta Classical Academy in Buckhead will open in August with about 450 students following last month’s enrollment lottery. At the Feb. 25 public lottery at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Buckhe...
March 11, 2014 05:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sutton fields special-use permit appeal withdrawn
An appeal with the Atlanta Board of Zoning Adjustment filed by two Buckhead residents regarding the use of the athletic fields behind Sutton Middle School in Buckhead has been withdrawn. Mark and C...
March 08, 2014 01:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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7 Atlanta Public Schools principals being removed
Atlanta Public Schools last week announced it informed seven principals they would not be serving as their schools’ principals beginning with the 2014-15 academic year. In a statement posted to its...
March 05, 2014 04:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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3 of 4 local high schools honored for AP scores
Three of the four local public high schools were among the 462 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools named in a report released Monday by the Georgia Department of Education. Campbell High School i...
February 24, 2014 03:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia seniors make strides on AP exams
More Georgia seniors are scoring a 3 or higher – a passing score – on Advanced Placement (AP) exams compared to last year, according to the College Board’s AP Report to the Nation released Monday. ...
February 17, 2014 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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STAR students in Atlanta recognized for high achievements
(UPDATED THURSDAY AT 1:25 P.M. WITH MAYA GRIMES' FATHER'S NAME) Recognizing the academic successes of high school seniors across the state, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundat...
February 14, 2014 03:46 PM | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heritage Prep announces new head of school
(UPDATED TUESDAY AT 1:46 P.M WITH SOO CHANG'S PHOTO, MORE INFO ON WHO HE REPLACED AND HIS BACKGROUND) Heritage Preparatory School in Midtown Monday announced the appointment of the Rev. Soo Chang a...
February 10, 2014 06:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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