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Six APS Elementaries Are Among the Top Schools in Georgia

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Sarah Smith Elementary School Principal Dr. Michael Forehand is extremely proud of his school’s consistent track record of academic excellence. According to the recent Single Statewide Accountability System Award (SSAS) Schools recognition by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), Sarah Smith and five other elementary schools – Mary Lin, Morningside, Morris Brandon,…

E-SPLOST Dollars Would Be Spread Throughout District

The merger of  Woodson Primary (left) and Grove Park Intermediate Schools, which would create a new $18.5M Woodson Park Elementary, is on the list of proposed building projects that could be completed with the renewal of E-SPLOST.   Click here to see the E-SPLOST video! Building and improvement projects in all nine Atlanta Public Schools…

Public Input Sought on District Budget Parameters and Scenarios for 2016-2017 School Year

By Seth Coleman Atlanta Public Schools is continuing to advance through the district’s budgeting process, which began in September 2015, with the development of the budget parameters for the 2016-2017 school year. Now the district needs feedback from you. During the March 7  Atlanta Board of Education meeting, APS Chief Financial Officer Robert Morales presented…

Springdale Park and Inman Middle School Students Advance to Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Division Playoffs

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Springdale Park Elementary and Inman Middle School’s Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB) teams are headed to the Division 1 playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 27, in Jasper, Georgia. This past weekend, both teams placed second after competing in the Metro Atlanta Regional HRRB Competition at Clayton State University. Both schools won all six rounds in the Atlanta Public Schools…

Grady High School Speech and Debate Team to Host Huge Tournament Next Weekend

By Seth Coleman The Grady High School speech and debate team flexed its formidable muscles at the George Mason University Patriot Games National Invitational last month with a Top 10 finish. This weekend, Jan. 22-23, the Grady “Jesters” will be back in action on home turf, as they host a tournament that will feature more…