The day after we celebrated the graduating Class of 2020 with commencement activities at Lakewood Stadium (see here and here), Atlanta Public Schools received some incredible news: Cohort 2020 achieved the district’s all-time highest graduation rate! That’s right! APS achieved an 80.3 percent graduation rate for cohort 2020, according to graduation data released today by... 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. Today, my guests include Yolonda Brown, our new Chief Academic Officer, and Tauheedah Baker-Jones, our new Chief Equity and Social... Continue Reading →
Being a service writer for Atlanta Public Schools Transportation Department requires patience, technique and attention to detail. Zachery Robinson is by far the perfect person for the job. Robinson is essentially the expert his colleagues call when there is an issue with a school bus. He describes his position as a hybrid role, servicing buses... Continue Reading →
There’s something spectacular about number 97 of the Benjamin E. Mays High School Varsity Football Team.
During a July 24, 1933, radio address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt used the phrase "first 100 days" as he highlighted his administration’s work – including the enactment of 13 major laws –at the start of his presidential career. Since then, “the first 100 days’ have come to serve as a benchmark to measure the work... Continue Reading →
Anthony Edwards, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound guard who formerly attended D.M. Therrell High School and spent his lone college season at the University of Georgia, is the No. 1 draft pick for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Susan Stone is an energetic and vibrant person. She loves to ensure that everyone around her is happy and well, so it comes to no surprise that she is the District Wellness Coordinator. Susan works in the Atlanta Public Schools Nutrition Department managing the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grant in 33 elementary schools and... Continue Reading →
On Monday, November 9, 2020 Atlanta Public Schools (APS) hosted two commencement ceremonies honoring the Class of 2020 at Lakewood Stadium! This class has persevered through an ever-changing global pandemic, racial injustice and a historic election to be etched in history books to come. 2020, has indeed been a challenging year, however, our seniors never... Continue Reading →
As everyone in the Atlanta Public Schools community knows too well, the COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous obstacles and challenges to quality teaching and learning despite our best efforts. Most of our students have lost invaluable learning time since March, placing them at a greater risk of not being prepared for college, career, and life.... Continue Reading →
The following Faces of APS story was collected before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. Faces of APS is a first-person storytelling format that highlights APS students and staff. This special Class of 2020 edition was never released as the District shutdown hindered the completion of this project. To honor the life and legacy of Jordan Stone,... Continue Reading →