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A chart created by Atlanta Public Schools outlines the proposed plan for the re-opening of schools across the district. The proposal pushes the original first day of school for students back two weeks to allow teachers and faculty time to prepare for the virtual start to the school year.

Community reacts to the district’s proposal for school re-opening

July 11, 2020

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring proposed a two week delay to the beginning of the 2020-21 school year and nine weeks of virtual learning in response to local, state and national health statistics. The ...

Chair of the Henry W. Grady Naming Committee Leslie Grant outlined the series of Facebook Live meetings that will take place. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 30.

Community, alumni deliberate school name change

July 7, 2020

The Atlanta school board’s committee to rename Grady outlined the process to consider proposals to change the school’s name.  The July...

Superintendent Dr. Herring spoke with Atlanta Public Schools student publications to discuss her plans for the 2020-2021 school year. As well as touching on  schools reopening, Herring detailed her

Superintendent Herring lays plans for first year

July 1, 2020

Atlanta Public Schools will wait until early to mid-July to announce which instructional model it chooses for the 2020-2021 school year, new Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring said today. Herring said the rate of spread of the coronavirus will determine reopening plans...

(Left to Right): Dick Buerkle, Rebecca Tolmach, Saji Girvan, Kiah Vernon, Nick Stephens, and Jeff Cramer are seen consoling each other after a cross country meet in 2002.

Dick Buerkle, former Grady assistant coach and former world indoor mile record holder, passes

June 26, 2020

Former indoor mile world record holder, Villanova track walk-on, and Grady assistant cross country and track coach Dick Buerkle, passed on Monday, June...

Senior Zola Sullivan embellishes a t-shirt with a hand-carved stamp. She will later list it on her Instagram account and will donate all of the proceeds to the Black Visions Collective and the Center for Black Equality. Sullivan has posted over 70 items for sale on her Instagram page @w4terforwings.

Art Activism: Student artists support Black Lives Matter

June 26, 2020

“I can’t breathe” The plea heard around the world, uttered by George Floyd on May 25 while Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin  kneeled on his neck on, killing him, has resonated with many. For some proactive Grady students, Floyd’s cry has serve...

Head to Head: Should the state senate approve hate crime legislation, House Bill 426?

Head to Head: Should the state senate approve hate crime legislation, House Bill 426?

June 14, 2020

Georgia is one of four U.S. states that do not have hate crime legislation. House Bill 426 (HB 426), a piece of hate crime legislation with bipartisan...

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Grady students organize grassroots lobbying in support of hate crime law

June 7, 2020

In the midst of worldwide protests over the deaths of unarmed African Americans at the hands of police officers, Grady students are doing their part t...

Protesters at the Justice for Us march on March 29 gather together in downtown Atlanta. Some participants raise their fists to show solidarity.

Students share perspectives on police brutality protests

June 1, 2020

Those frustrated with the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police officers have taken to the streets, joining widespread protests in major ci...

Nonviolent protesters marched to the Georgia State Capitol and gathered to protest police brutality on May 29, 2020 in downtown Atlanta. Some raise their fists as a symbol of solidarity.

My observations: a peaceful protest turned violent

May 30, 2020

The video of police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck is unbearable and outrageous for anyone to watch, but this incident was a tipping...

Workers scrub off graffiti from the CNN sign.

The aftermath of George Floyd-inspired riots in Downtown Atlanta

May 30, 2020

On Friday, May 29, people flooded the streets of Downtown Atlanta to protest the death of George Floyd. While the event began as a peaceful protest,...

On March 29, 2020, protestors marched from Centennial Park to the Georgia Capitol to the CNN center to nonviolently protest police brutality. Those protests later turned violent.

“We demand change immediately”: A student’s open letter to police and lawmakers

May 30, 2020

George Floyd, an innocent black man, was murdered by Derek Chauvin using an illegal and deadly restraint for eight minutes as three other officers watched...

While students and teachers are working from home, the campus is still bustling with construction and critters.

Critters and construction abound on campus during distance learning

May 18, 2020

Satire If one was to enter Grady’s campus right now, it would look a little different than normal. Grady and other schools around the globe are cur...

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