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APS closes Office of High Schools, creates clusters

Isabelle Taft

October 15, 2012

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As Superintendent Erroll Davis announced his final redistricting recommendations in March 2012, another change quietly took place within the school system: the Office of High Schools, which coordinated curriculum, programs and instruction for all APS high schools, shut its doors. At the same time, school reform teams, which oversaw groups of middle and elementary schools,...

Tardy wheels, fewer meals: Cafeteria jobs on the line

The Southerner

October 15, 2012

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BY RYAN SWITZER Children are always told breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For the cafeteria workers at Grady, the phrase has taken on a whole new meaning. In fact, their jobs may depend on it. “Eighty percent of days, students are allowed into class late,” Lawrence McCurdy, who is in charge of clearing the C200 hallway in the mornings, said. This...

SGA: true election of the best or popularity contest?

Ansley Marks

October 15, 2012

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Near the beginning of each school year, witty election posters flood the hallways, stickers adorn students’ shirts and bags, and campaign slogans echo across social media, all for Grady’s Student Government Association elections. The campaigns climax as the fourth homeroom of the year rolls around, and students cast their votes for SGA positions. There are numerous students...

District investigates fraudulently enrolled students

Olivia Veira

October 15, 2012

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BY OLIVIA VEIRA On Aug. 31, Atlanta Public Schools sent a letter to students announcing it would be removing out-of-zone students from Grady. In the letter, students living out-of-zone were encouraged to leave Grady and enroll in their zoned school. APS director of media relations Keith Bromery said by sending out this letter, APS attempted to ameliorate overcrowding. To...

North Atlanta undergoes “total leadership transition”

Isabelle Taft

October 5, 2012

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North Atlanta Interim Principal Mark Mygrant will be replaced by Dr. Howard Taylor, currently a principal in the Gwinnett County school system, as part of a 'total leadership transition' at North Atlanta, Superintendent Erroll Davis wrote in a letter to North Atlanta parents this afternoon. Davis said in the letter that Taylor will begin transitioning to his new role immediately...

The perks of a bad break up: inspired author writes book and movie

The perks of a bad break up: inspired author writes book and movie

The Southerner

October 5, 2012

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[wzslider autoplay="true" info="true"] BY DIANA POWERS As the lights brightened and the credits rolled on the screen, the audience welcomed author an...

Despite reputation, public schools not so bad

Quinn Mulholland

October 3, 2012

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One of the most common educational myths I hear is that inner-city public schools are irreparably awful schools, and that parents should avoid subjecting their children to them at all costs. Let me assure you based on personal experience that this is simply not true. I have spent 11 years in Atlanta Public Schools, and, despite the reputation that the school system gets, it has...

Henry tosses three TD’s as Knights muzzle Bulldogs, 21-0

The Southerner

October 1, 2012

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BY TONY WILBORN The Grady Knights football team stormed the field at Lakewood Stadium motivated to reverse course after a devastating loss to Riverdale High School the previous week. They entered the contest ready to rumble but without their starting quarterback, Kivon Taylor, who was out with a concussion. Backup quarterback Marquavious Henry threw for three touchdowns...

As college costs explode, students in hunt for jobs

The Southerner

September 26, 2012

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BY LUCY LOMBARDO The bell rings to mark the end of the school day, but for many students, their days have just begun. This is because many of them hold part-time jobs that start soon after school lets out. These jobs earn them a precious cash flow that many save for college. More and more, teens are looking for jobs to supply an income in high school and beyond. The National...

Emory community distressed by downsizing of departments

Emory community distressed by downsizing of departments

September 26, 2012

Emory University erupted in a controversy Sept. 14 when Robin Forman, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, sent a letter to students explaining the university was closing its Division of Educational Studies, department...

Georgia Tech freshman class swells, lounges convert to dorms

Allison Rapoport

September 26, 2012

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When Morgan Meilinger and Kimi Wolford arrived at their dorm room on Aug. 16, they thought they were going to have a normal dorm room like most other freshmen at Georgia Tech. What they didn’t know is that for the next nine months, they would be living in a converted lounge. “I really wasn’t a big fan of it. I wanted to be in a regular room. And I also wanted to be...

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Hitting a Discordant Note, or Playing Just the Right Tune?

The Southerner

September 21, 2012

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BY DEBORAH HARRIS Grady’s choir regularly sends students to All-State Chorus, the Chamber Chorus earns top scores each year at Large Group Performance Evaluation (Festival), and they have performed on international tours. So the choir's invitation to perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra this year in the holiday pops concert series was another chance to demonstrate the...

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