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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…

APS JROTC Cadets, Employees Help Brighten Holiday Season for Needy Families

Atlanta Public Schools employees and JROTC students made the holiday season a little brighter for hundreds of children and families on Wednesday through their participation in the Atlanta Empty Stocking Fund’s annual Santa’s Village initiative. Nearly 100 APS employees, including Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen, and more than 100 JROTC cadets volunteered for several hours…

Deerwood Students Walk to Bring Awareness to Poverty

Even before the holiday season started, students at Deerwood Academy already had the spirit of giving. Last month they took to the streets – or at least the driveways and walkways around the school campus – to raise awareness to the plight of the less fortunate among them in the community. For the third consecutive…

West Manor ES Teachers Receive Grants from Chevron “Fuel Your School” Program

Chevron Corporation hopes to grow the next generation of scientist, engineers and chemists by cultivating a love for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in today’s youth. Thanks to the company’s “Fuel Your School” initiative, they may have found several at West Manor Elementary School. Three teachers at West Manor received awards from Chevron Corporation…

Dobbs Care Center Impresses Foundation President

“Beautiful” was the term used by David Weitnauer, president of the Howard Dobbs Foundation, when describing the new school based  care center at Dobbs Elementary School. The care center, which opened this month, was made possible by a grant from the Howard Dobbs Foundation and partnerships with the Emory University Department of Pediatrics and Southside…

South Atlanta Hosts Rapper Dee-1, PricewaterhouseCoopers for Financial Literacy Program

David “Dee-1” Augustine wants young people to be what he calls “The 3 R’s”:  Real, Righteous and Relevant. But he also wants them to be financially aware and astute. That is why the math teacher turned rapper has hooked up with one of the world’s leading financial firms – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) – to spread…

New Inclusive Playground Gains National Attention

Word is spreading fast about the new inclusive playground at Fred A. Toomer Elementary School The unique activity space makes it possible for students with special needs or mobility issues to play alongside their able-bodied classmates. It has already been featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and soon it will grace the pages of USA…