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Historic Howard reopening combines history with a look to the future

Historic Howard reopening combines history with a look to the future

October 29, 2019

David T. Howard Middle School, a historic school in Old Fourth Ward, is coming back to life for a new generation. In 1924, Atlanta Public Schools opened...

Carstarphen questions why contract not extended

September 17, 2019

Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen said she was surprised by the Atlanta Board of Education’s decision last week to not renew her contract. The superinten...

Superintendent and school board chair dispute reasoning for not extending contract

Superintendent and school board chair dispute reasoning for not extending contract

George Lefkowicz

September 10, 2019

After the Atlanta school board decided not to renew Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen’s contract, both sides went to the media to tell their ...

Atlanta school board to begin search for new superintendent

Atlanta school board to begin search for new superintendent

September 9, 2019

The Atlanta Board of Education has opted to not renew the contract of Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen. Dr. Carstarphen has been superintendent s...

Board moves to discuss superintendent’s future with district

Board moves to discuss superintendent’s future with district

September 8, 2019

The Atlanta school board will meet Monday, Sept. 9 to discuss the future of APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen’s contract renewal, which currently e...

Foundation raises $100,000 for ‘state-of-the-art’ laptops

Foundation raises $100,000 for ‘state-of-the-art’ laptops

February 8, 2019

The Grady High School Foundation has raised about $100,000 in the last three months to improve access to technology for all students. This money will b...

District schools to get their own report cards

District schools to get their own report cards

December 12, 2018

Atlanta Public Schools will begin an evaluation and rating process of all schools, which would provide the school board and Superintendent, Dr. Meria C...

New attendance policies increase punctuality

New attendance policies increase punctuality

November 20, 2018

Student attendance, at this time a year ago, was 95.3 percent and has now increased to 96 percent as the administration has made attendance rates a pri...

Mock Trial Gala will honor Assistant Principal Vincent

Mock Trial Gala will honor Assistant Principal Vincent

November 2, 2018

The Grady Mock Trial Team will be honoring Willie Vincent, assistant principal, at the 2018 Grady Gavel Gala on Nov. 24. Vincent is often described as...

Hollis promoted to assistant principal

Hollis promoted to assistant principal

September 25, 2018

Standing on the C200 hallway during the seven-minute transition period after every class Tekeshia Hollis maintains order as students rush to get to clas...

Weather cancellations lead to school day extension

Weather cancellations lead to school day extension

January 29, 2018

From hurricanes to snow storms, the 2017-18 school year's inclement weather incidents led to seven full-school day cancellations. Due to the amount...

District adjusts proposed rezoning boundaries for Grady’s northern attendance zone

District adjusts proposed rezoning boundaries for Grady’s northern attendance zone

December 7, 2017

Relieving overcrowding and planning for growth in the Grady cluster are top priorities for Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen. A re...

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