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50 Years Ago: 9 Pioneers Integrate Atlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools celebrated a historical milestone last month. On August 30th, 1961, nine brave students,  Thomas Franklin Welch, Madelyn Patricia Nix, Willie Jean Black, Donita Gaines, Arthur Simmons, Lawrence Jefferson,  Mary James McMullen, Martha Ann Holmes and Rosalyn Walton became the first African American students to attend several of APS’ all white high schools. September 8, 1961,…

Karen Waldon named APS Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

 ATLANTA – Karen Waldon, who has an extensive background in academic senior management and school leadership positions with two Georgia school districts, has been appointed APS Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction with oversight responsibilities for all of the district’s schools and learning centers. Ms. Waldon is currently Assistant Superintendent for Leadership Services for the Henry…