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MLK Week “teach-ins” rescheduled for this week

MLK Week “teach-ins” around the district, originally scheduled for Jan. 10-14, have been rescheduled to this week. “These ‘teach-in’ lecturers will deliver Dr. King’s principles of non-violence to schoolchildren by teaching them to make critical connections to real-world issues, thus equipping them with the tools necessary to champion social change issues in the 21st century,” said Samuel E.…

APS basketball team earns runner-up honors at Special Olympics’ Indoor Winter Games

Atlanta Public Schools’ Warriors basketball team earned second place and a silver medal during the recent Special Olympics’ State Indoor Winter Games in Marietta. With only seven players on the roster, the Warriors didn’t have much time to rest, and yet they made it to the final round. In that final game, against a team from…

In School Mentoring program challenges Washington High students

Young men in the In School Mentoring program at Booker T. Washington High participated in an Gender Specific Empowerment Forum last week designed to challenge them to be their best and set the example for their peers. The event began with a viewing of actor-director director Mario Van Peebles‘ groundbreaking documentary “Bring Your ‘A’ Game.”  The…

Grady High art student is driving force behind Atlanta Art Throwdown 2011

Is it Atlanta’s next great sporting event — or outstanding education? Judging from the response to the first-ever Atlanta Art Throwdown, the answer is both. Although the competition is serious, camaraderie, fun and learning from each other are the real winners. The brainchild of Grady High senior Perrin Turner, the Art Throwdown brings students from…

APS student-athletes welcome Atlanta Braves for ‘Caravan’ stop at The New Schools at Carver

Several schools from APS were in the audience at The New Schools at Carver as players from the Atlanta Braves players fielded questions about life in the Major Leagues. Pitchers Peter Moylan and Scott Linebrink were joined by center fielder Jordan Schafer, with WXIA/11Alive sports anchor Sam Crenshaw serving as moderator. (Crenshaw is a familiar…