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Inaugural CTAE Code-a-Thon Introduces Students to New Technology and Career Opportunities

  Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Office of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education recently hosted the 1st Annual Code-a-Thon at the Lonnie Johnson Research and Development Center. Over 150 APS middle and high school engineering students participated in this engaging, exciting and STEM-related event. The event was facilitated by Captain Barrington Irving, Executive Director of Flying…

Maynard Jackson Student Wins Games 4 Change Challenge

Kol Greenbaum, a 10th-grade student at Maynard Jackson High School, was selected as the grand-prize winner in the Games 4 Change Student Challenge – Atlanta. Kol’s game, “City Simulator,” was selected among hundreds of submissions from students across the state. At a ceremony held at Georgia Tech on Wednesday May 16, Kol was awarded a…

Forrest Hill Academy Receives Grant Worth Nearly $100K from Lowe’s

The Lowe’s Gives Foundation recently awarded a $94,049.64 grant to Forrest Hill Academy (FHA) for Addressing Trauma through Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Tranquility, and Kinesthetic. Forrest Hill Academy will use the grant to build an outdoor classroom, create a sustainable garden, add peace corners to the classrooms, and beautify the inside of the school. “This…

APS to Host Four Regional Community Meetings on FY2019 Budget

Atlanta Public Schools will host four community meetings to garner feedback on the district’s proposed $815 million budget for the 2018-2019 school year. At each meeting, APS Finance Executive Director Lisa Bracken will explain the district’s budget building process and discuss key aspects of the proposed spending plan for next school year. Meeting attendees are…

Crawford Long Middle School Receives National Counseling Program Designation 

In a first for Atlanta Public Schools, the school counseling program at Crawford Long Middle School has been designated as a Recognized American School Counseling Association (ASCA) Model Program (RAMP). One of the most prestigious designations bestowed in the school counseling arena, the RAMP designation recognizes schools for delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program…

Dr. John Blackwell and Ingrid Gonzalez Named 2018 STAR ESOL Teacher and STAR ESOL Student by Georgia Department of Education

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Dr. John Blackwell of Sarah Smith Elementary School and Ingrid Gonzalez, a senior at Benjamin E. Mays High School, have been named the 2018 Georgia Department of Education STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher and top STAR ESOL student, respectively. Both were surprised with…