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Hornet’s Boutique at the South Atlanta Educational Complex

Mrs. Cheryl McLaurin is a social worker and founder of the Hornet’s Boutique at the South Atlanta Educational Complex. Mrs. McLaurin started the Hornet’s Boutique to improve student attendance by providing a incentive program for students to earn the opportunity to shop for school uniforms, professional attire, special occasion wear, accessories, school supplies and other…

APS Receives the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has announced that Atlanta Public Schools has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the district’s budget including fiscal period 2011. This award is a significant achievement for the district, as it reflects Atlanta Public Schools’ commitment to meeting the highest principles…

Student Spotlight of The Week

Name: Russell Kamden Dobbs Grade: 5th Grade School: Beecher Hills Elementary Kamden Dobbs’ teachers describe him as a leader, a scholar, an athlete, and more. Kamden serves as a lead Safety Patrol and works every day to make sure his fellow Beecher Bees are safe during afternoon carpool. Recently, Kamden was elected the 2012-2013 Beecher Hills…

APS Leaders to Attend NPU-V, NPU-F and NPU-Z Meetings in November

Across APS, we are re-igniting our community outreach efforts. We want to share the changes taking place in APS, highlight each community’s neighborhood school, build support for public education, and give parents and others an opportunity to offer us feedback. We want to reach all families, including those who may not be active users of…

Former district leader passes away

ATLANTA-Dr. Benjamin Canada, former Atlanta Public Schools superintendent, died last week at age 67.  Canada, who served as the district’s leader from 1994-1998, retired from the Texas Association of School Boards within the last year and passed away after enduring a period of declining health. Canada joined APS after working in Mississippi as superintendent of…