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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...

Grady welcomes new therapist on campus

Grady welcomes new therapist on campus

September 9, 2019

In an effort to combat mental health issues, Grady now has a full-time mental health provider.   CHRIS is an acronym that stands for the core...

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...

College Board changes AP World History curriculum

College Board changes AP World History curriculum

September 3, 2019

World History is one of the requirements for Grady graduation, and many students opt to take the course as an Advanced Placement class. This scho...

The Whole Picture: Amazon Rainforest fires

The Whole Picture: Amazon Rainforest fires

August 29, 2019

The fires in the Amazon Rainforest have sparked international attention. Different media outlets covered the issue with different emphases. Below are the...

Students send postcards to El Paso in wake of shooting

Students send postcards to El Paso in wake of shooting

August 29, 2019

For many students, the start of school comes with feelings of anticipation of the year ahead, and the dread of a looming workload after a relaxing summe...

C-Day schedule shakes up new school year

C-Day schedule shakes up new school year

August 28, 2019

Once a week, students will attend all eight classes in shortened periods after Grady eliminated the Wednesday homeroom advisement period this year. In co...

Engineering pathway expands to help students post-graduation

Engineering pathway expands to help students post-graduation

August 28, 2019

Engineering has always been a pathway to look forward to for students interested in math and sciences. Now, the pathway is growing in interest and size...

Teachers curb cell phone usage

Teachers curb cell phone usage

August 27, 2019

In the past twenty years, high school classrooms haven’t changed all that much. There’s still the cheap plastic and metal desks arranged in rows, ...

Tech students remove pencil statue after 20 years

Tech students remove pencil statue after 20 years

August 26, 2019

With the buzz of an angle grinder dying down, John Brandhorst’s technical theater class hoisted the long-standing pencil sculpture down from its pede...

2020 renovation approaches, neighborhood reacts

2020 renovation approaches, neighborhood reacts

August 21, 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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