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Regional education report shows families deserve same school options as region’s CEOs

By Guest Columnist GLENN DELK, an Atlanta attorney who is a longtime school choice advocate and co-founder of 21st Century STEM Academy set to open in August in Decatur

Members of Georgia’s public school establishment consistently oppose funding for charter and private schools on the grounds they are not “accountable.”

However, as evidenced by the recent report, State of Education in Metro Atlanta: Baseline Report 2017, issued with great fanfare by Learn4Life – a collaborative initiative of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the United Way of Greater Atlanta and eight public school district partners –the reality is that traditional districts are the ones who are unaccountable.

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The House on Marietta Street

Most people, when giving a tour of the City of Atlanta to friends or family, usually find themselves starting more than one sentence with the phrase, “On this spot…” It’s pretty much a necessity in Atlanta to point out what was in a location because, as almost everyone knows, Atlanta has never been particularly sentimental […]

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How Georgia remembers its soldiers’ sacrifices

This week, LAURA MCCARTY, of Georgia Humanities, explores Georgia’s role in the evolution of Memorial Day and how Georgia remembers its soldiers’ sacrifices today.

By Laura McCarty

It’s always an appropriate time to acknowledge the men and women of our military, but twice a year, we do so officially with Veterans Day and Memorial Day, both federal holidays. On the former, marked on November 11 (the date of World War I’s armistice), we turn our thoughts to all who serve or have served. On the latter, observed on the last Monday of May, we remember those who died while serving. Many Georgians commemorate these holidays via ceremonies, services, or other observances — a testament to our state’s strong military heritage, derived in part from Georgians who have played significant roles in the evolution of Memorial Day and the state’s long tradition of recognizing military sacrifice.

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Latest Reports

  • Trust for Public Land ranks Atlanta’s ParkScore as stuck in the middle

    Trust for Public Land ranks Atlanta’s ParkScore as stuck in the middle

    By Maria Saporta Atlanta is in the middle of the pack when it comes to parks among the 100 largest cities in the United States. The Trust for Public Land released its 2017 ParkScore Index on Wednesday morning – and Atlanta was tied with Dallas for the 50th spot. That ranking was a slight improvement […]Read More »
  • Minority House Leader Stacey Abrams: ‘I believe in government’

    Minority House Leader Stacey Abrams: ‘I believe in government’

    By Maria Saporta House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, in a talk before the Rotary Club of Atlanta Monday, previewed political themes she will use in a possible run for governor. Earlier this month, Abrams filed the necessary paperwork to launch an exploratory effort to run for governor in 2018. Abrams immediately disarmed the crowd when […]Read More »
  • Agnes Scott President Elizabeth Kiss to step down June 2018

    Agnes Scott President Elizabeth Kiss to step down June 2018

    Agnes Scott College President Elizabeth Kiss sent an email to the institution’s alumnae announcing her intention to resign on June 30, 2018 – completing a dozen years at the helm of the liberal arts women’s college. “Agnes Scott is a magical place, and I feel so blessed to have had the privilege of serving as your president for the past 11 years,” Kiss wrote in her email.Read More »
  • WalkUPs holding value amid setbacks in broader apartment sector: CoStar

    WalkUPs holding value amid setbacks in broader apartment sector: CoStar

    Chris Leinberger’s theories on the durability of walkable communities are holding up in the current setback in apartment sales and rent growth that’s been observed by CoStar. In a nutshell: Folks will pay a premium to live where they can avoid traffic congestion.Read More »
  • Atlanta plans $400,000 program to curb mosquito-borne illnesses

    Atlanta plans $400,000 program to curb mosquito-borne illnesses

    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Friday that Atlanta will mount a $400,000 effort to curb mosquito-borne illnesses, including Zika. The money is coming from the $800,000 allocation Georgia received from the federal Zika funding bill approved by Congress last year.Read More »
  • Dan Cathy and Arthur Blank, in a joint appearance, reaffirm commitment to Westside

    Dan Cathy and Arthur Blank, in a joint appearance, reaffirm commitment to Westside

    The Gathering Spot at Northyards was jam-packed Friday morning to hear a conversation between Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy as part of the regular Transform Westside Summit meetings. Both successful businessmen have made a personal and professional commitment to improve the lives of people living in the neighborhoods west of the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in some of the most historically-significant communities in Atlanta.Read More »

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