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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 | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movement to opt out of Common Core tests growing
Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This “opt-out” movement re...
April 30, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sentences cut for 3 ex-educators in Atlanta cheating scandal
A judge sharply reduced the sentences Thursday for three former Atlanta public school educators who received the harshest prison terms in the city's standardized test cheating trial. Fulton County ...
April 30, 2015 03:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta school board approves 2015-16 budget
At its meeting Monday, the Atlanta Board of Education approved the 2015-16 general fund budget for Atlanta Public Schools, at $685.6 million. According to Superintendent Meria Carstarphen’s blog, t...
April 24, 2015 06:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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After recall, local school districts remove Blue Bell products
Following Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries’ voluntary recall for all of its products on the market after some samples tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria, at least ...
April 22, 2015 12:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead school to host Evening in the Garden benefit
Garden Hills Elementary School in Buckhead will host its 26th annual Evening in the Garden Saturday at 7 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, 2799 Piedmont Road. It is a community-wide fundraising ef...
April 15, 2015 02:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools to host budget meetings
In the next eight days, Atlanta Public Schools will host the last two of four community meetings on the 2015-16 budget adoption calendar. The first will take place Wednesday at South Atlanta High S...
March 24, 2015 11:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools, organizations offer abudance of summer camps
Schools will be out for the summer starting in May, but there will be plenty of activities at local summer camps to keep children busy. Camp registration is now open for organizations, schools and ...
March 18, 2015 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials to cut ribbon on Rivers' redeveloped campus
Atlanta Public Schools will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly redeveloped Eretus Rivers Elementary School campus, 8 Peachtree Battle Ave. in Buckhead, March 27 at 10 a.m. Following a 19-...
March 18, 2015 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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