The Atlanta Public Schools is seeking to cut down 60 trees on a key piece of property in the center of the city.
The trees have been growing on the land that surrounds the former David T. Howard Elementary School from the days when Martin Luther King Jr. attended the elementary school – only a few blocks away from his birth home.
With the signature and and stamp of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Tuesday on an ordinance passed by Atlanta City Council just yesterday, dozens of long-disputed properties are closer to belonging to Atlanta Public Schools.
Kandis Wood Jackson is an attorney and former Atlanta Public Schools teacher. She spoke to SaportaReport via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for the students of Atlanta? Equity across the district. Although all students in Atlanta deserve high-quality public education, there are wide discrepancies in the quality of education our students […]
Keisha Cary works in business corporate wireless for Sprint. She spoke to SaportaReport via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for the students in District 2? A: I have several concerns for students in District 2, with one being equity. I live in Vine City and it is rather disturbing to see […]
Atlanta Board of Education member Byron Amos nearly won re-election this month without a runoff. But he and challenger Keisha Carey will meet again at the ballot box in a race to represent the folks who live around Washington, Douglass, and KIPP Atlanta Collegiate.
Parts of Atlanta’s west and northwest side will get a new Board of Education member in a runoff that begins soon. The two candidates say some things are going well — but it’s time to address equity and look hard at finances in the system.
Erika Mitchell and Raynard Johnson finished with 25 percent and 18 percent of the first-round vote respectively for District 5. Click to read the Q and A with each:
Erika Mitchell has worked in several industries, including IT, esthetics education and pageant production. She spoke to SaportaReport via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for the students in District 5? A: The quality of their education and creating more opportunities for our students. Making sure that monies are reported and being […]
Raynard Johnson has worked in the software development field for more than 30 years. Campaign website Q: What is your No. 1 concern for the students in District 5 specifically? A: My No. 1 concern is the fact that we need to have a better input at kindergarten. These kids are coming in behind in […]
A runoff begins soon in an election that will see a new member join the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education in an area that includes parts of northeast and east Atlanta. We asked the two candidates what’s going well with APS — and what needs work.
Adzua Agyapon is currently the kindergarten grade level chair at KIPP STRIVE Primary, where she coaches and leads a team of eight teachers. She spoke to SaportaReport via phone. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for the students in District 3 specifically? A: The No. 1 concern that I have for the students […]
Michelle Olympiadis has been an Atlanta Public Schools parent for more than 10 years and has held governance roles throughout the Grady cluster and the system, including as Morningside Elementary PTA president. She spoke to SaportaReport via email. Campaign website Q: What’s your No. 1 concern for the students in District 3? District 3’s needs […]
Fulton County and the Atlanta school district face fiscal woes even though a judge has approved a temporary collection of property taxes. Their cost of borrowing could increase now that a bond rating house has cut the credit rating on one county debt and has placed a total of more than $500 million of county and Atlanta school debt under review for a possible credit downgrade in the future.
A judge says Fulton County can start sending property tax bills, even though the state hasn’t given its go-ahead. The ruling brought relief to school leaders for now, but plenty of frustration remains.
By Guest Columnist MERIA CARSTARPHEN, superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools
Atlanta – as the birthplace of a King, the crucible of the Civil Rights Movement and the international gateway to the Southeastern United States – is a city of innovation and spirit. Yet it is also a city entrenched in inequities that prevent children from living the choice-filled lives they deserve.
The financing of the Atlanta BeltLine is an enigma. That’s the result of an hour-long discussion Wednesday by the Atlanta City Council’s Finance Committee over the decision by Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration to pay Atlanta Public Schools $5 million last month without first informing the council.
Dee Turner’s great niece, Taylor Fulton, is a product of the Atlanta Public Schools System: Centennial Elementary, Inman Middle, & Grady High School. A 2013 honors graduate from the University Of North Carolina (UNC), and last week she completed her studies for a Master’s Degree from Columbia University. Congrats to a success story!