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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...

Pajama-clad, students shift to virtual classrooms amid coronavirus shutdown

Pajama-clad, students shift to virtual classrooms amid coronavirus shutdown

March 30, 2020

There’s a new normal for students as the coronavirus health crisis has shut down schools and forced a shift to virtual learning.  In lieu of i...

Trump uses term “Chinese Virus” amid criticism

Trump uses term “Chinese Virus” amid criticism

March 26, 2020

President Donald Trump referred to the coronavirus as the “Chinese Virus” in tweets and press briefings, prompting critical responses from those who viewed the term as xen...

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...

Coronavirus impacts students’ families abroad, travel plans

Coronavirus impacts students’ families abroad, travel plans

March 12, 2020

The strain of the coronavirus, which has claimed an estimate of over 4,000 lives worldwide as of March. 10, is directly affecting many people in the Gr...

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...

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