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Superintendent clarifies plan for remainder of 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...

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

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...

APS confirms first COVID-19 case, reports students/faculty unexposed

APS confirms first COVID-19 case, reports students/faculty unexposed

March 20, 2020

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Caratarphen announced the district’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 Thursday, Mar. 19. Health offic...

Influenza season peaks early

Influenza season peaks early

January 24, 2020

More than 8,000 people in the U.S. have died of influenza this flu season, according to the CDC. According to experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

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...

Orchestra director Davis named district’s teacher of the year

Orchestra director Davis named district’s teacher of the year

October 31, 2019

Orchestra for Krissi Davis is more than just teaching students to be musicians. “I recognize that orchestra is more to my kids than just playing in...

Impeachment Inquiry: A conversation with Dr. Richard Barke, Georgia Tech public policy professor

Impeachment Inquiry: A conversation with Dr. Richard Barke, Georgia Tech public policy professor

September 26, 2019

Dr. Richard Barke is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. The Southerner contacted Dr. Barke to ask about the impeach...

Superintendent and school board chair dispute reasoning for not extending contract

Superintendent and school board chair dispute reasoning for not extending contract

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...

Student arrested after bringing handgun to school

Student arrested after bringing handgun to school

September 5, 2019

A Grady student was arrested after bringing a handgun and marijuana to school today in a backpack. Administrators confiscated the backpack, holding the firearm dur...

2020 renovation approaches, neighborhood reacts

2020 renovation approaches, neighborhood reacts

August 22, 2019

Update: According to Leslie Grant, Atlanta School Board member,  Parrish Construction, who is currently overseeing the Howard Middle School renovation,...

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