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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...

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...

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...

Southerner Podcast: Councilman Westmoreland talks COVID-19

May 8, 2020

Although COVID-19 has forced many Atlantans to change how they live, go to school and work, the City of Atlanta has tried to utilize its resources in order...

The Plaza Theatre, located in the Briarcliff Plaza Shopping Center, displays encouraging message,

COVID-19 economic crisis impacts Grady community economically

May 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected public health, it has also affected the health of the economy.  Amid shutdown orders across the country, Geo...

Dr. Lisa Herring was announced as the sole finalist for superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools.

Birmingham superintendent Herring announced as sole finalist to lead APS

May 4, 2020

The Atlanta Board of Education announced Dr. Lisa Herring, current Birmingham superintendent, is the sole finalist to replace Dr. Meria Carstaphen. Herring, ...

Yard signs encouraging people to fill out the 2020 Census have popped up in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Georgia Census groups scramble to change practices amidst COVID-19

May 1, 2020

The United States Constitution mandates that every 10 years, the government counts everybody under its jurisdiction. Since its start in 1790, the U.S. Census has...

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen speaks at a virtual media roundtable about the impact COVId-19 has had the 2019-2020 school year.

Superintendent clarifies plan for remainder of school year

April 2, 2020

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen gave details on the state's decision to close school for all in-person instruction for the r...

Freshman Brian Edwards works from home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Recent announcements regarding school closures through the end of the 2019-2020 school year have left students grappling with the extended reality of online school.

Parents, teachers, students react to school closure for rest of school year

April 1, 2020

Atlanta Public Schools announced Wednesday that the school district would remain closed for in-person instruction for the rest of the 2019-2020 school ye...

A March 18 tweet by President Donald Trump called the coronavirus the

Trump uses term “Chinese Virus” amid criticism

March 26, 2020

President Donald Trump referred to the coronavirus as the “Chinese Virus” in tweets and press briefings, prompting critical responses from those who viewed the term as xen...

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