Power Outages Impact Operations and Virtual Teaching and Learning

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is closely monitoring the current power outages in the metro Atlanta area and the impact on virtual teaching, learning, and teleworking. Given the uncertainty of when power will be restored for many of our students and staff, Friday, October 30, will be a non-instructional day for students and a remote workday... Continue Reading →

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 →

APS Social Work Department Hosts First Food Distribution & Support Fair

Submitted by: Lisa Jamison, LCSW, APS Social Worker The Atlanta Public Schools Social Work Department has collaborated with Operation Feed to address food insecurities within the North Atlanta Cluster. On Friday, Oct. 23, this partnership will launch its first food distribution and support fair. The fair will be held at E. Rivers Elementary School from... 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 →

Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy Principal, Dr. Diamond Ford, Receives National Leadership Award from EL Education

Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy Principal Dr. Diamond Ford has been selected as the 2020 EL Education Silverberg Leadership Award winner.  The Silverberg Leadership Award is given to a school leader who has successfully impacted student achievement outcomes through a deep implementation of EL Education practices, inspiring teachers, administrative staff, and students to embrace EL... Continue Reading →

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