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Dr. Diamond Jack: A Visionary Leader of Influence

Dr. Diamond Jack, principal of Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy, was recently named to Atlanta Business League’s 2017 list of “Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence.” This article highlights her story. Visionary. This word has been used to describe Dr. Diamond Jack as a leader many times over by her faculty, staff, family, friends,…

M. Agnes Jones Elementary School’s Literacy Initiative Gets a Big Boost from Georgia-Pacific

Agnes Jones Elementary School was “lit” on Friday afternoon … literally! Thanks to community partner Georgia-Pacific, all 547 students at the school received a personalized “lit kit” during its monthly honors assembly, held on the last Friday of each month. Each kit includes several books, based on the student’s interests, flash cards and various school…

Atlanta R&B Group 112 Announces Comeback Album with Week’s Worth of Activities at South Atlanta High School

Twenty years ago, legendary super producer Diddy introduced a hot new R&B act, consisting of four aspiring vocal artists from then-George High School, with the vocal ability to dominate rhythm and blues while simultaneously complimenting hip hop. The group consisted of Quinnes Parker, Michael Keith, Marvin “Slim” Scandrick and Daron Jones also known as 112. Now after…

Twelve APS Eighth Grade Students Announced as REACH Scholars

    Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Ed.D. announced the recipients of the 2017 Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Georgia scholarship October 18 during a ceremony at the Atlanta-Fulton County Metropolitan Library. Twelve APS eighth grade students from across the district signed REACH Georgia contracts for the 2017-2018 school year before their…