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Sylvan Hills Middle School Teacher Mahoganey Jackson Picks Up Another Honor: CFP Teacher of the Month

(Click here to view a short video on Mahoganey Jackson, the College Football Playoff Teacher of the Month.) The good news keeps on coming for Sylvan Hill Middle School teacher Mahoganey Jackson. In October, she was named the 2017-2018 Atlanta Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Then on Tuesday, Jackson was named the College Football…

Kandice Mitchell Named to USA Football Board of Directors

USA Football, the sport’s national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, announced today that Atlanta Public Schools Assistant Athletic Director Kandice Pritchett Mitchell, a member of the gold medal-winning 2017 U.S. Women’s National Football Team, has joined its board of directors. Mitchell was named to the board by a vote of…

APS Middle Schoolers Hit the Field, Learn Life Lessons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

(Go here to view a short video on this year’s SEC Youth Football Clinic.) Two days before Auburn University and the University of Georgia will decide the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 175 Atlanta Public School middle school students hit the field under the guidance of former college and National Football League (NFL)…

Garden Hills Elementary Receives 2017 Georgia Department of Education Family-Friendly Partnership School Award

By: Alicia Sands Lurry On Tuesday, State Superintendent Richard Woods presented Garden Hills Elementary School with the 2017 Georgia Department of Education Family-Friendly Partnership Award for its exceptional commitment to fostering a welcoming environment that encourages families to become active partners in improving student achievement and success. During the event, Garden Hills received a special plaque,…

Carver Advances to State Semifinals for the First Time in Nearly 50 Years!

Carver is having an historic season! The Panthers advanced to the semifinals of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state playoffs after defeating Jones County 26-21, in the quarterfinals last Friday. Quarterback Octavious Battle completed 16-of-21 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown, caught by Oquindarious Monday. Octavious also ran for 82 yards, while sophomore…

CSKYWLA and B.E.S.T. Academy Receive $50,000 Donation From College Football Playoff Foundation & Atlanta Football Host Committee

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Students, teachers and administrators at Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy (CSKYWLA) and B.E.S.T. Academy have plenty to be grateful for this holiday season, thanks to the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation and the Atlanta Football Host Committee. Carl Adkins, executive director of the Atlanta Football Host Committee College, and…