The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recently announced an extended Seamless Summer Option (SSO) waiver, which allows free meals to all children (ages 1-18) in communities designated as areas of community eligibility. On Sept. 9, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) School Nutrition Program announced that the entire state of Georgia has been declared... Continue Reading →
Good day, Atlanta Public Schools! I’m Dr. Lisa Herring, Superintendent. Welcome back to “The Week” where we provide you with a video summary of the news and information you need most from Atlanta Public Schools. We are here in the historic classroom at the newly renovated David T. Howard Middle School to bring you the... Continue Reading →
Atlanta Public Schools has partnered with When We All Vote for the APS Good Trouble Voter Campaign, which aims to educate and inspire APS students and families about the importance of voting and honors the late Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis, who once said: “Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get... Continue Reading →
When we returned to school virtually for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, I stated many times that while our students might not be IN our school buildings, they must be AT school each day. Therefore, while we may teach and learn within a virtual environment for at least the first nine weeks, we... Continue Reading →
APS students joined Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring, best-selling authors, and community leaders in Race & Healing: A Community Conversation--a town hall event to promote understanding and justice through literacy. Race & Healing: A Community Conversation was recorded remotely on Sept. 15 and will air Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 at 7 p.m. EST via cbs46.com and http://www.facebook.com/AtlantaPublicSchools.
Good day, Atlanta Public Schools! I’m Dr. Lisa Herring, Superintendent. Welcome back to “The Week” where we provide you with a video summary of the news and information you need most from Atlanta Public Schools. As we near the midway point of our first nine weeks of school, I remain appreciative and impressed with the... Continue Reading →
The safety, security and well-being of our students and staff remains a top priority in Atlanta Public Schools. As we navigate the virtual learning space, we encourage families to continue to partner with us as we work to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.
The College Football Playoff Foundation is honoring teachers in a BIG way! Through their primary platform Extra Yard for Teachers, the foundation and the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl are both giving back to teachers through various campaign efforts, one of which includes the #BigDayforTeachers initiative! On Monday, September 14, 2020 the foundation awarded an Atlanta Public... Continue Reading →
Guest Blog By: Kevin Maxwell, Principal of David T. Howard Middle School There is excitement across our community and across generations about the opening of the David T. Howard Middle School. It is well known that David Tobias Howard donated the 7.5 acres of land on which this former elementary school and high school operated... Continue Reading →
Good day, Atlanta Public Schools! I’m Dr. Lisa Herring, Superintendent. Welcome back to “The Week” where we provide you with a video summary of the news and information you need most from Atlanta Public Schools. Students, teachers, and staff in our district returned to teaching and learning on Monday, August 24. And I am encouraged... Continue Reading →