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Atlanta Public Schools Seeks Public Feedback on Proposed Spending Plan for 2017-2018 School Year

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will host a series of community meetings to receive feedback from parents and tax payers on its proposed General Fund Budget for the 2017-2018 school year (Fiscal Year 2018). The meeting schedule is as follows: School Location Date Time Mays High School Auditorium April 27, 2017 6 – 7 p.m. Burgess-Peterson…

Atlanta Public Schools Announces Partnership with PUMA, David T. Howard High School Alumni Association

Before there were Air Jordans, there was “The Clyde.” Now that iconic shoe is an important link to a new and historic partnership between Atlanta Public Schools (APS), the David T. Howard High School Alumni Association and PUMA, the athletic shoe and apparel company. APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen officially announced the partnership on Monday…

New Playground at FATE Allows All Kids to Play Together

Now ALL the students at Fred A. Toomer Elementary School can play together, thanks to the vision of a teacher and a gift from Farmers Insurance®. Monday morning, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to officially open a new, inclusive playground behind the east Atlanta school. The area has a soft rubber floor and is…

Part II: Get to Know Your Atlanta Board of Education Members

By: Alicia Sands Lurry As School Board Appreciation Week comes to a close, Atlanta Public Schools salutes the Atlanta Board of Education members who work tirelessly to improve education and provide quality resources for all children. Yesterday we profiled five board members. The following are profiles of the four remaining members. Eshé Collins (District 6,…

Get to Know Your Board of Education Members During Appreciation Week

By: Alicia Sands Lurry School Board Appreciation Week is a weeklong observance dedicated to recognizing the contributions of local boards of education. As Atlanta Public Schools proudly celebrates this occasion, be sure to get acquainted with the nine board members who establish and approve the policies that govern the district. Today we will take a closer look at…

AND THE WINNER OF THE 55TH ANNUAL SPELLING BEE IS…

By: Erica Fatima Benjamin Song! “Ben,” as his friends call him, appeared unflappable as he spelled “V-I-G-I-L-A-N-T-E” and secured the victory after nine harrowing rounds of spelling. Ben, a fifth grader at Brandon ES, will represent Atlanta Public Schools in the District 4 Bee, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, at North Atlanta High School. Upon being declared the winner, Ben…