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High Steaks pushes for beef removal in school lunches

High Steaks pushes for beef removal in school lunches

February 7, 2020

From climate crises to personal health concerns, there are growing reasons to embrace a new diet. Within Atlanta Public Schools, the “High Steaks” movement has been working hard t...

New advisory council gives students a voice in district policy making

New advisory council gives students a voice in district policy making

February 4, 2020

In an effort to encourage student participation in district policy making, the Atlanta Board of Education launched a Student Advisory Council. Composed...

Administration addresses increased vandalism and property destruction

Administration addresses increased vandalism and property destruction

January 28, 2020

Spray paint saturates gray cinder block walls and doors hang off their hinges.  The administration has become concerned over an increase in vand...

Principal proves successful with high scores, equitable schools

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...

City, district to install speed cameras in school zones

City, district to install speed cameras in school zones

November 19, 2019

Crowded streets, impatient drivers and busy intersections. It’s 8:15 a.m. on a school day, and traffic is something students and staff at Grady must...

Forgotten Youth: when college is not your first choice

Forgotten Youth: when college is not your first choice

November 15, 2019

When 2018 graduate Peter Bowden began Grady in 2014, he lived next to a crackhouse that was undergoing renovation on Boulevard. Growing up, he saw friends...

New resources help students prepare for post-secondary plans

New resources help students prepare for post-secondary plans

October 30, 2019

Two resources new to Grady this year, the college advisors and the implementation of the national OneGoal program, help the students who often get overlooked, mak...

Historic Howard reopening combines history with a look to the future

Historic Howard reopening combines history with a look to the future

October 29, 2019

David T. Howard Middle School, a historic school in Old Fourth Ward, is coming back to life for a new generation. In 1924, Atlanta Public Schools opened...

First-time voters a key demographic in 2020 Presidential Election

First-time voters a key demographic in 2020 Presidential Election

October 21, 2019

Next November, people around the country will head to the polls to cast their ballots for the next president, and for many current students, this importan...

Howard Middle School brings change to Old Fourth Ward

Howard Middle School brings change to Old Fourth Ward

October 20, 2019

For the past two years, the residents of Old Fourth Ward have witnessed major changes in the once-abandoned David T. Howard school building, which served...

Illnesses and deaths spark efforts to curb vaping

Illnesses and deaths spark efforts to curb vaping

October 10, 2019

Twenty-three people nationwide have died from vaping-related illnesses this year, according to U.S. health officials. Vaping has always been adver...

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