Superintendent Herring: Rallying APS Leadership for Equity, Social Justice & Achievement

As we prepare for the challenges of an unprecedented 2020-2021 school year, I have been working on leadership structural changes as part of my administration in Atlanta Public Schools. I believe these changes will significantly improve and focus our work on the Strategic Plan, further highlight our emphasis on equity in education for all students,... Continue Reading →

Registration Now Open for Atlanta Virtual Academy for APS Middle and High School Students

Civics/Government, Spanish II, Honors 9th Literature, AP Biology, and Intro to Business & Technology are just a taste of the courses offered this fall at Atlanta Virtual Academy (AVA), a fully accredited online learning environment available to middle and high school students at Atlanta Public Schools. “The AVA program can help students accelerate and get... Continue Reading →

North Atlanta High School Senior Launches Summer Camp for Student Composers

Brendan Weinbaum, a self-taught, award-winning composer and senior at North Atlanta High School, has launched a summer camp for students called the Composers Collaborative Project (CCP). Thanks to those efforts, Brendan, 17, has also managed to raise more than $6,000 for New Music USA, an organization committed to providing financial relief to musicians across the... Continue Reading →

Superintendent Herring: After Weeks of Planning, APS Announces Day One 2020: Return + Learn

Over the past few weeks, our leadership team has made it clear that the most pressing issue for our district – and all school districts around this country – has been collaborating on plans for opening for the 2020-2021 school year in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The health and wellness of our students... Continue Reading →

A Heartfelt Thank You and A Commitment to Partnership As We Move Forward

It is with tremendous humility and great excitement that I address you today as the new Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. I want to sincerely express my gratitude to the Atlanta Board of Education and the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) community for believing in my vision for this school district and creating this opportunity for... Continue Reading →

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