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Atlanta Public Schools Partners with Comcast to Get Our Kids Connected

Program to provide low-income families with internet connections and computers that support distance learning  Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has partnered with Comcast to launch the Get Our Kids Connected campaign to support low-income families. Through its Internet Essentials program, Comcast will work with APS to solicit financial support from individuals and organizations to sponsor students…

ELDER Art Installation to Preserve Tree and Honor Historic Community

In an effort to commemorate the restoration of the historic David T. Howard Middle School and to honor the ongoing legacy of nature, history, and citizen-led advocacy, APS officials recently joined several community members and representatives from the Freedom Park Conservancy ​to announce ELDER, a site-specific public art project. A sculptural installation by Atlanta-based artist…

Grady Jesters Win 11th State Debate and Speech Championship

The Henry W. Grady High School Jesters Speech and Debate Team have done it again! The team competed at the Georgia Forensics Coaches Association (GFCA) at Lassiter High School in Marietta on March 6-8. The Grady Jesters brought home first-place championships in the debate and speech sweepstakes, marking the 11th consecutive win for the team!…

March SEL Books of the Month Promote Perseverance

This month, our Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen encourages everyone across the District to read books that explore problem solving. Our social and emotional learning (SEL) books for the month of March are all written by Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize: Malala’s Magic Pencil for elementary readers, I Am Malala: How…

Douglass Girls Basketball Team Repeats as State Champions!

The Douglass girls’ basketball team did it … again! The Astros won their second consecutive Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Class AA state championship on Thursday afternoon, defeating Southwest Macon, 56-46, in what was essentially a home game for Southwest as the state championship games are played at The Centreplex in Macon. Douglass trailed 13-12…

B.E.S.T. Academy Hosts First STEM Invitational

B.E.S.T. Academy hosted its first-ever STEM invitational on Feb. 27, a day-long event where 50 boys from TAG Academy, M. Agnes Jones, Cleveland Elementary, and Centennial Academy flexed their scientific and technological muscles while participating in various coding and robotics competitions. Sponsored by the Atlanta-based Henry and Beverly Respres Foundation, the program was designed to…