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ESOL teacher Che Andrews displays the teaching methods she uses on her whiteboard. The “Do Now” consists of evaluating the sentence: “I walked to school because I missed the bus.”

ESOL shows unique academic perspective

March 24, 2020

“Why am I dumb? In my country, I was smart. All tens! Never even an eight! Now I’m here. They give me C’s or D’s or F’s -- like fives.” C...

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Trumpeter Bhuvan Saraswat practices “Shenandoah”, one of the band’s pieces for their LGPE, or large group performance evaluation. The band’s LGPE is March 11th.

LGPE provides music programs with evaluation experience

March 11, 2020

The spring semester is the peak of stress for many students. With Milestones exams, AP tests, musical productions and competitions for many sports and clubs appro...

Gideon's Promise class of 2019 trains during the annual Summer Institute training conference.

Nonprofit ‘Gideon’s Promise’ provides legal counsel to public defenders

March 6, 2020

By the fall of 2007, public defender Jonathan Rapping was fed up with the culture of the criminal justice system. He had worked as a public defender in ...

Participants begin the Dear John 5K on Feb. 15, 2020 in support of Congressman John Lewis' cancer diagnosis.

Dear John 5K supports Congressman Lewis

February 26, 2020

Atlanta congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis announced his fight with stage 4 pancreatic cancer last December. When most people hear that a lo...

Tech High alum Ira Giles holds a yearbook from 1942, the year he graduated, while on a tour of Grady.

Tech High remembered through alum Giles

February 21, 2020

As a student at Tech High in the early 1940s, Ira Giles took two streetcars to get to school. He went to his classes in what is now the C Wing of Grady,...

Senior Mia Prausnitz-Weinbaum was involved in activities such as rock climbing in addition to her classes at Outdoor Academy.

Outdoor Academy offers alternative schooling path

February 10, 2020

The Blue Ridge Mountains greet students as they make their way to class at the Outdoor Academy. Birdsong fills the air. Tucked away in the heart of ...

Jack Palaian (second from left) gathers with Atlanta Public Schools  scholarship recipients at the Posse awards ceremony on Jan. 8. (From left to right) Recipients included Shania Baker, Palaian, Jelani Spain, Hasina Chimeka-Tisdale, Gabriela Oliveros, Maria Nino Suastegui and school board member Michelle Olympiadis.

Palaian receives full tuition Posse Scholarship

February 7, 2020

Senior Jack Palaian walked out of his final interview for the Posse scholarship unsure of what lie ahead. After three rounds of interviews that filtered out...

Maura O'Sullivan, co-founder of Branch Out Initiative, teaches her younger brother, Finn O'Sullivan, about wildlife. Branch Out specializes in leading inclusive nature hikes.

Branch Out Initiative offers humanities opportunities for kids with learning disabilities

February 5, 2020

When junior Maura O’Sullivan was 4 years old, her younger brother, Finn O’Sullivan, was diagnosed with autism. She has since dedicated the past nine...

The walkway to the trailers, newly located on the front lawn, stems from the south stairway, creating additional traffic.

New portable classrooms’ location congests hallways

February 4, 2020

Students crowd the hallways shoulder-to-shoulder as they wait for the congestion to clear. Little by little, step by step, they head toward their next...

Year-round farmers markets attract customers

Year-round farmers markets attract customers

February 4, 2020

Many people start the new year with resolutions. One of the most typical resolutions is to eat healthier, a goal that can be made easier through farmers...

Zhariah Mitchell applies acrylic to her client's nails. The acrylic is placed on top of the nail extensions to give the nails a longer and fuller look.

Student stylists showcase entrepreneurship skills

January 29, 2020

Girls walk the halls with fresh braids after the break. With perfectly straight parts and sleek sections, these braids look as if they were done by a ...

Hill (far right) and her troop go on regular nature trips, a quality which drew them to Boy Scouts in the first place.

Senior pushes boundaries with Boy Scout troop

January 29, 2020

What are little boys made of? Snips and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails. What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice.  Altho...

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