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LIVE BLOG: January 14, 2013 Board of Education Meeting

Update 1/15/13, 9:50am:  The public can now comment on the proposed 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 calendars here: http://www.atlanta.k12.ga.us/Page/34392 ——————————————————————– Thank you for following our live blog of the January Board of Education Meeting for Atlanta Public Schools. View today’s agenda here: http://www.boarddocs.com/ga/aps/Board.nsf/Public REFRESH your browser often for updates. Chuck Burbridge, Chief Financial Officer will bring the first…

Deerwood Academy Teacher Honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons recently honored Deerwood Academy teacher Rodrick Taplin as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” during a surprise school assembly. Coach Taplin serves as a Physical Education instructor at Deerwood.  Taplin’s colleague, Aleah Brown, nominated him for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® award. “Coach Rodrick Taplin has a genuine concern for the…

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Melinda Alferoff Grade: 7th Grade School: Parks Middle School Melina Alferoff is an outstanding honor roll student at Parks Middle School.  Melina is bilingual and she speaks French and English fluently.  Melina also comprehends the language of Mina, which is spoken in Togo, Africa. Melina was born in Creiteil, France.  She lived in France…