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Committee leads search for new superintendent

Committee leads search for new superintendent

Archie Kinnane

December 12, 2013

With the election of a new school board, the APS Superintendent Search Committee will begin presenting candidates to the board, continuing their quest to fin...

Past board members challenge at-large incumbents

Past board members challenge at-large incumbents

J.D. Capelouto

October 24, 2013

No matter the results, this year’s Atlanta school board elections on Nov. 5 will end with major changes across the board. Of the nine current board member...

Uproar follows changes at North Atlanta

Uproar follows changes at North Atlanta

November 1, 2012

On Friday, Oct. 5, North Atlanta got an unexpected facelift. Two APS officials, accompanied by security personnel, removed interim principal Mar...

Accounting oversight results in faculty debt, dismay

Accounting oversight results in faculty debt, dismay

March 6, 2012

This updated version of the story does not contain inaccurate information that appeared in the earlier version of this story. To read the complete cor...

Race, socioeconomic status affect redistricting plans

Sammi Dean

March 6, 2012

So far the APS redistricting process has played out like a game of musical chairs. Every neighborhood is advocating and organizing, but when the music stops and a new plan is released, someone is always left standing up. The most recent redistricting plan, one endorsed by the superintendent himself, keeps Old Fourth Ward in the Grady cluster but gives Kirkwood the boot,...

Superintendent introduces new redistricting proposal

Sammi Dean

March 5, 2012

Superintendent Davis has thrown his support behind a plan that would result in Centennial Park, Hope Hill, Morningside, Mary Lin and Springdale Park becoming Grady's only feeder schools. The proposal follows a strict cluster system in which two to six feeder elementary schools feed directly into one middle school, which then feeds directly into one high school. For the Grady...

Students regretfully bid adieu to Princeton Review

The Southerner

February 3, 2012

By Lauren Ogg and Ciena Leshley Junior Valentina Makrides walked into the SAT on Nov. 5. She sat at her desk and knew she was ready for the test. After spending her Saturday mornings at Grady for SAT preparation courses, she had the necessary knowledge. The Princeton Review offers a course to help students prepare for the SAT and ACT. The class used to be taught at discounted...

APS parents pay price for students’ poor attendance

The Southerner

February 3, 2012

By Shaun Kleber Between the first day of school and Thanksgiving break, there were 71 school days. In that period, students at Maynard Jackson, Washington and Douglass high schools and their feeder schools missed a combined 2,670 school days—and that is just the unexcused absences. A 2009 city ordinance mandated a daytime curfew on school days for people between the...

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