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A chart created by Atlanta Public Schools outlines the proposed plan for the re-opening of schools across the district. The proposal pushes the original first day of school for students back two weeks to allow teachers and faculty time to prepare for the virtual start to the school year.

Community reacts to the district’s proposal for school re-opening

July 11, 2020

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring proposed a two week delay to the beginning of the 2020-21 school year and nine weeks of virtual learning in response to local, state and national health statistics. The ...

Chair of the Henry W. Grady Naming Committee Leslie Grant outlined the series of Facebook Live meetings that will take place. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 30.

Community, alumni deliberate school name change

July 7, 2020

The Atlanta school board’s committee to rename Grady outlined the process to consider proposals to change the school’s name.  The July...

Superintendent Dr. Herring spoke with Atlanta Public Schools student publications to discuss her plans for the 2020-2021 school year. As well as touching on  schools reopening, Herring detailed her

Superintendent Herring lays plans for first year

July 1, 2020

Atlanta Public Schools will wait until early to mid-July to announce which instructional model it chooses for the 2020-2021 school year, new Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring said today. Herring said the rate of spread of the coronavirus will determine reopening plans...

Dr. Lisa Herring was announced as the sole finalist for superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools.

Birmingham superintendent Herring announced as sole finalist to lead APS

May 4, 2020

The Atlanta Board of Education announced Dr. Lisa Herring, current Birmingham superintendent, is the sole finalist to replace Dr. Meria Carstaphen. Herring, ...

The southerner sat down with Dr. Lisa Herring, sole finalist for APS superintendent, to discuss pertinent issues that face the district.

Q & A with sole superintendent finalist Dr. Lisa Herring

April 30, 2020

Dr. Lisa Herring, current superintendent of Birmingham City Schools, was announced on April 21 as the sole finalist for the superintendent of Atlanta Pub...

The Class of 2020 won't have a traditional graduation ceremony on May 20 as planned. The district hopes to hold commencement later in the year but is planning a virtual

Commencement postponed, supplemented with virtual “celebration”

April 27, 2020

Atlanta Public Schools commencement ceremonies are “officially on” but postponed until late July or later, according to Superintendent Dr. Meria Car...

MADE WITH LOVE: During the virtual town hall, Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen held up a mask her mother sewed and encouraged others to sew masks.

Seniors end classes May 1, virtual learning shifts to four-day week

April 18, 2020

Starting April 20, Atlanta Public Schools will move to a four-day week for virtual learning, with the fifth day of the week open for teachers to hold ...

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen speaks at a virtual media roundtable about the impact COVId-19 has had the 2019-2020 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...

Freshman Brian Edwards works from home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Recent announcements regarding school closures through the end of the 2019-2020 school year have left students grappling with the extended reality of online school.

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...

Senior Jack Palaian, like students across Atlanta Public Schools, does schoolwork from home during the coronavirus pandemic that shut down schools. Most assignments are delivered through Google Classroom.

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...

A March 18 tweet by President Donald Trump called the coronavirus the

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 it first case of COVID-19. The unnamed North Atlanta employee did not have contact with students or faculty.

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...

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