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State Superintendent Richard Woods Visits Cascade Elementary for National Agriculture Literacy Day

State Superintendent Richard Woods read to third- and fifth-grade students at Cascade Elementary School Thursday, to celebrate National Agricultural Literacy Day. The annual observance was launched in 1973. It is designed to promote a better understanding of how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced; highlight the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a…

Help Improve APS Schools by Completing School Climate Survey

“Teachers at my student’s school have high standards for achievement.” “Teachers at my student’s school work hard to make sure that students do well.” These are two of the 24 statements parents are asked to consider on the 2015-2016 Georgia Parent Survey.  All Atlanta Public Schools parents are encouraged to complete the online survey from…

Georgia Department of Education staff members donate backpacks to APS Truancy Center

By Kimberly Willis Green Staff members from the Georgia Department of Education delivered backpacks filled with school supplies to Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) Truancy Center Aug. 14. The “back-to-school packs” donated by GaDOE staff were distributed to schools in south and middle Georgia, along with seven metro-area school districts, including APS. Over the summer, Georgia…

Atlanta Board of Education Hires New CFO

ATLANTA – Robert Morales is the new chief financial officer (CFO) for Atlanta Public Schools (APS). The Atlanta Board of Education voted to accept APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen’s recommendation to hire Morales at its legislative meeting June 1. Morales has been the CFO at Fulton County Schools for the last six years. Prior to…

Eight Atlanta Public Schools earn State’s 2014 Reward Schools Designation

Eight Atlanta Public Schools (APS) have been named 2014 Reward Schools by the Georgia Department of Education.  Four schools—Charles Drew Charter, Inman Middle, KIPP Strive Academy and West Manor Elementary— are recognized for highest academic performance among all Title I schools. The GaDOE also recognized the following for making the highest academic progress among Title…