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Students and teachers adjust to the start of virtual learning

September 17, 2020

Since the start of the school year has been completely virtual, some students have encountered technical issues with the online video platform, Zoom. Every...

Medical professionals emphasize how important it is to exercise for both your mental and physical health.

Medical professionals weigh in on online learning

September 16, 2020

Students and faculty are spending five hours a day in front of a screen for online instruction plus potentially more hours for independent work and extracurriculars. Virtual...

LEARNING CURVE: The APS Department of Instructional Technology hosted teacher trainings throughout the summer to prepare them for the start of virtual classes.

Teachers adapt to online classes

September 11, 2020

Photography teacher Dawn Wadsworth has spent the past 30 years teaching darkroom photography. But in the span of four weeks over the summer, Wadsworth had ...

Panelists discuss the potential name change with moderator journalist Donna Lowry, held on Friday, August 21.

Panel shows diverse views on Grady name change

August 23, 2020

A diverse group of panelists discussed Henry W. Grady's history and issues to consider as the Atlanta school board moves later this year to rename the...

Jamie Bircoll is an incoming lawyer at Milbank LLP in New York City. As an undergraduate history major at the University of Michigan, he wrote his thesis, ‘The Shadow of that Memory which I Honor’: Politics and Identity in Henry Grady’s New South Vision, which explores the rise of Henry Grady's New South movement and the underlying racial hierarchy central to its success. He is from Atlanta, GA.

Understanding Henry Grady’s New South: Q&A with Jamie Bircoll

August 20, 2020

Jamie Bircoll is an incoming lawyer at Milbank LLP in New York City. As an undergraduate history major at the University of Michigan, he wrote his the...

WHAT'S NEXT?: The Henry W. Grady Renaming Committee has voted to move forward with finding a new namesake for Grady High after a month of virtual meetings with public commentary.

Grady Forever? Committee recommends name change

August 17, 2020

After a month of fielding public comments, the Henry W. Grady Renaming Committee came to a consensus to recommend a name other than Henry W. Grady to th...

This is the front page of the Atlanta Constitution on Sunday Jan. 31, 1886. A significant part of Henry W. Grady’s legacy in Atlanta is his contribution while being owner and editor of the Atlanta Constitution. Dr. Kathy Roberts Forde emphasized that, like many newspapers in the South during the 1880s, the Atlanta Constitution served as a mouthpiece for the Democratic Party.

Examining the legacy of Henry W. Grady: Q & A with journalism historian Dr. Kathy Roberts Forde

August 15, 2020

Dr. Kathy Roberts Forde is an American journalism historian and professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She specializes in U.S. journalism his...

A late nineteenth-century portrait shows Henry W. Grady, the orator whose efforts to create a

Henry W. Grady analyzed: Q&A with historian Dr. Timothy Crimmins

August 12, 2020

Dr. Timothy Crimmins is a professor of history and Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University. With...

Grady alumni Patrick Busko and  Sarah Shanahan complete a lap  around Grady High School to show their support for the movement to rename the school.

Alumni protest in favor of Grady name change

July 25, 2020

Twenty Grady alumni gathered on the 8th Street side of the school to show support for renaming the school, which is under consideration by the Atlanta...

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. Dr. Herring said the rate of spread of the coronavirus will determine reopening p...

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