Local Education News
Local high schools’ ACT scores mixed
Local high schools had mixed results in the American College Testing (ACT) exam, according to scores released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education. The ACT is an alternative to the Scho...
August 28, 2015 04:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Local schools welcome new leaders
Four leaders have taken the reigns at local schools — yet all said they were honored to step in the in their new roles. David Abusch-Magder, Ph.D., who previously served as head of the middle schoo...
August 06, 2015 09:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
School year brings new programs, projects
Schools in and serving the Brookhaven, Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings areas will welcome returning students with new programs and projects to enhance and accommodate learning for the upcoming ...
August 06, 2015 09:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Back-to-school start dates
Here are the 2015-16 school year start dates for each local high school, according to each school’s or school district’s website or staff: Atlanta Country Day: Aug. 25 Atlanta Girls’: Aug. 12 Atlan...
August 05, 2015 12:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Atlanta Public Schools to strengthen grade-changing regs
Atlanta Public Schools late Friday night announced it will strengthen its regulations on grade changing following a review of grade changing data by the district’s office of accountability. Accordi...
August 01, 2015 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Atlanta Public Schools to launch school bus cameras
Atlanta Public Schools Wednesday announced it, the city of Atlanta and Tempe, Ariz.-based American Traffic Solutions will launch the CrossingGuard school bus stop arm safety camera program during a...
July 29, 2015 02:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Ben Franklin announces leadership change, co-founder’s death
Ben Franklin Academy in DeKalb County Tuesday announced leadership changes and the death of its headmaster and co-founder, Wood Smethurst, Ed.D. Smethurst announced his retirement in June, effectiv...
July 21, 2015 05:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Atlanta superintendent recommending two new leaders
Atlanta Public Schools Monday announced its superintendent, Meria J. Carstarphen, is recommending two national educators — Olivine Roberts and Donyall Dickey — for the district’s roles of chief aca...
July 13, 2015 06:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Atlanta Public Schools announces partnership with CASEL
Atlanta Public Schools Wednesday announced it is partnering with the Chicago-based Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) to implement a district-wide, evidenced-based so...
July 01, 2015 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Atlanta Public Schools reviewing grade-changing problems
Atlanta Public Schools Friday announced it is conducting a comprehensive review of grade changing to determine the extent of the issue across the district. The office of accountability, created by ...
June 20, 2015 03:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Atlanta Public Schools to host millage rate meetings
As required by Georgia law, the Atlanta Board of Education will host three public hearings to allow residents an opportunity to express their opinions on an increase in property taxes caused by the...
June 18, 2015 06:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Teacher group reacts to Atlanta Public Schools arts cuts
When the Atlanta Board of Education approved by a 9-0 vote the $685.6 million 2015-16 budget at its April 20 meeting, it included some cuts in the Atlanta Public Schools arts programs, including 18...
June 08, 2015 05:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Atlanta Public Schools hires new CFO
Atlanta Public Schools Tuesday announced it has hired Robert Morales as the district’s new chief financial officer, after the Atlanta Board of Education Monday voted to accept Superintendent Meria ...
June 05, 2015 06:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fulton Co. school district to give media devices to students
Laptops and iPads are going inside Fulton County classroom starting this fall. The mobile learning devices and support services plan was approved for three vendors to provide mobile device access t...
May 16, 2015 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Davis students honored in C-SPAN StudentCam contest
Four students at the Davis Academy in Sandy Springs last week received honorable mention awards for their videos submitted to the 2015 C-SPAN StudentCam competition. A C-SPAN representative visited...
May 04, 2015 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Westminster debate team wins Tournament of Champions
The Westminster Schools in Buckhead last week announced its debate team won the Tournament of Champions — the premier national championship for high school policy debate — April 25 through 27 at th...
May 04, 2015 09:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
full story