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Racial separation remains on school’s sports teams 58 years after integration

Racial separation remains on school’s sports teams 58 years after integration

January 9, 2020

Sports should be the great equalizer. A football, a softball or a frisbee can strip kids of wealth, race and status and pull people together based sole...

Principal proves successful with high scores, equitable schools

Principal proves successful with high scores, equitable schools

December 18, 2019

In 2013, she led the biggest gains in student achievement of all traditional Atlanta middle schools. In the years following, she raised test score...

Applicants see surge in ‘test optional’ admissions process

Applicants see surge in ‘test optional’ admissions process

December 12, 2019

The SAT and ACT have been college admissions requirements for years, but some universities are re-examining their policies, allowing students to decide wh...

Student arrested after bringing weapon to school

Student arrested after bringing weapon to school

December 11, 2019

A student was arrested at approximately 2:00 p.m. after bringing a weapon inside of the school today. Administrators responded after receiving a tip from...

Military families struggle during holidays

Military families struggle during holidays

December 6, 2019

Someone was missing from freshman Jordan Taylor’s Thanksgiving dinner table. Taylor’s father, Javari Taylor, is in the Navy and currently deployed...

Atlanta Reproductive Justice Commission highlights increasing role of city governments

Atlanta Reproductive Justice Commission highlights increasing role of city governments

Ava Smith

December 6, 2019

The Atlanta City Council has created the Reproductive Justice Commission to advise city leaders on issues regarding reproductive health and rights. In the mi...

Fifth Democratic Debate showcases both policy differences and party unity

Fifth Democratic Debate showcases both policy differences and party unity

November 21, 2019

The fifth Democratic Presidential Debate held by MSNBC and the Washington Post highlighted divisions between the 10 candidates vying for the Democratic...

City, district to install speed cameras in school zones

City, district to install speed cameras in school zones

November 19, 2019

Crowded streets, impatient drivers and busy intersections. It’s 8:15 a.m. on a school day, and traffic is something students and staff at Grady must...

Forgotten Youth: when college is not your first choice

Forgotten Youth: when college is not your first choice

November 15, 2019

When 2018 graduate Peter Bowden began Grady in 2014, he lived next to a crackhouse that was undergoing renovation on Boulevard. Growing up, he saw friends...

Carstarphen reflects on accomplishments during final State of the District

Carstarphen reflects on accomplishments during final State of the District

November 14, 2019

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen watched intently as the Grady Shadow Puppetry Troupe re-enacted the history of the district, ki...

Police and city officials address Midtown residents crime concerns

Police and city officials address Midtown residents crime concerns

November 7, 2019

Repeat offenders are responsible for a recent increase in crime in Midtown, according to city and police officials. “I do not know why someone getting arreste...

Fighting remains prevalent at Grady

Fighting remains prevalent at Grady

Ellie Winer and Anna Fedorova

November 2, 2019

Senior Aquinas Stillwell didn’t throw the first punch. He was leaving his pre-calculus class when another student snuck up behind him, hitting him whil...

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