Atlanta Schools & Education
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The Atlanta Board of Education on Monday approved property tax rates for the 2013-2014 school year that are identical to existing levies.
The growth of charter schools in Atlanta could stall unless they’re forced to help pay off the city school system’s old pension debt, an Atlanta Public Schools attorney told the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday.
Atlanta Public Schools is opening its enrollment and registration center next week for students who are new, moving, withdrawing or re-registering.
A lawyer for Atlanta Public Schools told the Georgia Supreme Court today that the school district probably wouldn’t approve new charter schools unless they help pay off old an old pension debt.
The Common Core State Standards have become a hot-button issue in some areas of metro Atlanta. Opponents run the gamut: state lawmakers, conservative groups, tea party members, parents and some school board members.
The debate over Common Core standards — and a recent Cobb County school board decision not to buy textbooks related to those standards — sparked another heated debate among board members Wednesday.
The financially troubled DeKalb County School District could soon be shelling out $1 million as added incentive for some of its employees to show up for work.
The DeKalb County school board gave a preliminary nod to interim Superintendent Michael Thurmond’s first school budget Monday, approving $759 million in general operating expenditures for the fiscal year starting July 1.
Clayton County Public Schools, which has faced accreditation issues and other challenges, said this time it’s not at fault.
Tours of the new Atlanta Public Schools Archives Museum will begin Monday, with exhibits featuring high school yearbooks, a manual school bell and the principal’s counter where the parents of Martin Luther King Jr.
Atlanta’s school board approved a tentative budget late Thursday night that maintains class sizes, furloughs teachers for three days and starts school a few minutes later for middle and high schoolers.
A whistleblower lawsuit claims that the Atlanta school system retaliated against an employee who reported her supervisor paid vendors before work was completed and wrongfully spent federal grant money to pay school principals.
Frustrated Atlanta school board members met Wednesday and called for a bloated central office to start shedding unproductive administrators so that more money can go toward reducing class sizes.
Georgia school systems are bracing for another multimillion-dollar financial hit July 1, when the cost of insuring bus drivers and other traditionally low-paid school workers jumps for a second straight year by $1,800 per person.
A golf event hosted by scholarship organization Posse Atlanta aims to raise money so high school students will be able to attend college.
For this Atlantan and others, jumping into the pool can be cathartic release of old fears
An AJC editor discovers the hijinks, horrors — and joys — of becoming a first-time dad at age 54 (Story and video).
The fall of Javaris Crittenton, as depicted by prosecutors, is a perverse parody of that most shopworn of sagas: The gifted young athlete rises above the pull of neighborhood gangs and finds salvation in the NBA.
Updated every Friday, Mark Arum tells us where we can find construction, events and anything else to slow us down on the roads this weekend.
Storms soaked the metro Atlanta area on Monday, and more storms and showers are in the forecast for Tuesday.