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Carstarphen questions why contract not extended

September 17, 2019

Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen said she was surprised by the Atlanta Board of Education’s decision last week to not renew her contract. The superinten...

SCOOTING ALONG: Johan Hood, employee at Mint Salon, rides a Lime Scooter on the BeltLine near the intersection of 10th Street  and Charles Allen Drive. E-scooters have become a popular form of transportation in Atlanta since their introduction in 2018. Hood uses the scooters as a form of stress relief.

Scoot Over, Atlanta

September 16, 2019

The first casualty was Eric Amis Jr., 20. On May 16, he was riding one of the 16,000 electric scooters in Atlanta when he was killed by a speed...

The Board of Education will discuss superintendent Meria Carstarphen's future with the district, with the potential introduction of a new contract. Her current contract will expire June 30, 2020 if the board chooses not to present a contract, which will start the process of searching for a new superintendent. Carstarphen is pictured here at the opening of the Walden Athletic Complex in October, 2018.

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 a handgun into a Grady classroom on Sept. 5.

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...

POCKET POSE- Literature and composition teacher Alex Wallace poses next to his cell phone organizer. He implemented this program in order to eliminate cell phone distraction in his classroom.

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, ...

The renovation, which will begin in Jan. 2020, includes an addition that connects to the current C-Wing building. Renovation is expected to finish by July 2021

2020 renovation approaches, neighborhood reacts

August 22, 2019

Update: According to Leslie Grant, Atlanta School Board member,  Parrish Construction, who is currently overseeing the Howard Middle School renovation,...

The FY20, investment plan, accommodates for 1431 students.  The budget by function allocates 79% to Instruction. The 2019-20 budget was proposed and voted on at the GO team meeting on March 11.

2019-20 budget eliminates Design Pathway, shifts jobs

April 23, 2019

The school Governance Team (GO Team) approved the 2019-20 budget with important changes to instruction and some teacher positions. The budget eliminates...

The school board voted 5-3 on Mar. 4, giving partial approval of its

District’s `Excellent Schools Project’ sparks community debate

March 6, 2019

  Atlanta Public School’s controversial initiative to implement the “Excellent Schools Project” faces impassioned opposition as well as support...

Marian Patricia Kelly’s memorial service took place on Feb. 18 at the Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel.

Marian Patricia “Pat” Kelly remembered by Grady community

February 28, 2019

Former teacher Marian Patricia “Pat” Kelly passed away on Feb. 11. Kelly came to Grady in the fall of 1970, nine years after the student body integrated....

New Teachers in the New Year

February 14, 2019

New Year. New Teachers. Grady, this year, has added two new teachers mid-semester to the teaching staff, Kate Carter and Victoria Goya have been recentl...

Students in Brooke Rameys 10th grade world literature class take advantage of the new touchscreen laptops purchased with donations by the Grady foundation to aid in learning the curriculum. The foundation plans to purchase nine more laptop carts soon.

Foundation raises $100,000 for ‘state-of-the-art’ laptops

February 8, 2019

The Grady High School Foundation has raised about $100,000 in the last three months to improve access to technology for all students. This money will b...

In a survey of 100 Grady students, only 23% of students felt

Sandy Hook Promise encourages conversation

February 4, 2019

Atlanta Public Schools implemented the Sandy Hook Promise “Say Something” Anonymous Reporting System in hopes of improving  school safety and security. ...

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