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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...

SCRAPBOOK: Above clippings and photographs from the Southerner’s archives and Principal Dr. Betsy Bockman’s records illustrate her impact on Atlanta Public Schools at Morningside Elementary, Inman Middle and Grady High. 2019 marks her third year at Grady.

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...

SCOOTING ALONG: Johan Hood, employee at Mint Salon, rides a Lime Scooter on the BeltLine near the intersection of 10th Street  and Charles Allen Drive. E-scooters have become a popular form of transportation in Atlanta since their introduction in 2018. Hood uses the scooters as a form of stress relief.

Scoot Over, Atlanta

September 16, 2019

The first casualty was Eric Amis Jr., 20. On May 16, he was riding one of the 16,000 electric scooters in Atlanta when he was killed by a speed...

Photo Illustration By Olivia Podber

The New Sexual Education

November 6, 2017

The birds and the bees. Sound familiar? How about these: consent; teen pregnancy; sexually transmitted disease? How much do high schoolers really know...

Atlanta Mayoral Race: How Does It Affect The Grady Community?

Atlanta Mayoral Race: How Does It Affect The Grady Community?

October 3, 2017

By Parker Killenberg and Sophie Rivard On Nov. 7, Atlanta voters will sort through a crowded field of 10 mayoral candidates to select the successor to Kas...

Illustration by Ellen Winer

Individually we are different; Together we are divided

September 8, 2017

By Alex Durham and Katie Earles “Individually we are different, Together we are Grady.” This motto has represented Grady since the 1990’s, but looking from the classroom to where students decide to sit at a p...

Cultural divides persists in school sports

Chandler Morris, Alex Langan, and Jack Hudson

February 16, 2017

By Chandler Morris, Alex Langan, Jack Hudson Competitive sports have the ability to bring people together: the Super Bowl brings states together to root for their teams, collegiate athletics provide entertainment and funds for schools, and high school games promote school spirit. The playing field, however, can also reveal racial divides in America. In both college and...

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