APS Strives to Connect Families with Child Care Resources, Support

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlanta Public Schools has had to lean on generous benefactors and partners in order to provide the highest quality education and support possible for our students and their families. We could not – and have not – addressed these challenges alone. Obstacles remain, and I am proud that our district –... Continue Reading →

Stop … and Celebrate our ‘Educators in Motion’ for National School Bus Safety Week

Over the first nine weeks of the 2020-2021 school year, the absence of Atlanta Public Schools buses on our streets stands as one of the most visible differences of school years past.  But even amid a pandemic, our dedicated men and women of our Transportation Department continue to find ways to put our students and... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Will Delay Return to Face-to-Face Instruction

I have decided that Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will postpone all reopening plans for in-person learning until January 2021. This decision comes after our continued monitoring and tracking of COVID-19  health data that is trending unfavorably, consultation with public health officials and healthcare experts, and data secured to determine both feasibility and stakeholder feedback. Given... Continue Reading →

APS Updates Phase II Return+Learn Plan with In-Person Learning Option for Elementary Students, Students with Disabilities

During the Atlanta Board of Education’s October 5 meeting, the Atlanta Public Schools leadership team and I were pleased to deliver updates on the district’s Return+Learn plan that include bringing some students back for face-to-face instruction. Based on current COVID-19 health data for the APS community and because of safety measures and protocols we have... Continue Reading →

Exploring What’s ‘Behind the Little Red Door’ for Georgia Pre-K Week

https://youtu.be/aGwNZJ8AFdc The 10th year of Georgia Pre-K Week arrives this week, catching us all while the pandemic keeps us learning virtually. Thankfully, that won’t keep me, nor our youngest of scholars from finding out what’s “Behind the Little Red Door.” As part of the annual celebration of the state’s prekindergarten program, I read from this... Continue Reading →

Attention APS Families: Please Complete ‘Intent to Return Declaration’ Form by October 12

When I recently announced that Atlanta Public Schools would be starting its return to face-to-face instruction, I told our parents to be ready to provide more input about their intent to send their children back into our school buildings. We need that input now! Please review and complete your Intent to Return Declaration Form by... Continue Reading →

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