Christopher Quinn

Senior Editor, Education team

Christopher Quinn has worked for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 1999 in a variety of roles and now heads up the team of education reporters. Contact Chris at cquinn@ajc.com with information about news or with questions.

Latest from Christopher Quinn

Pulling both ends of the rope on campus free speech
 College students, including those on Georgia campuses, are battling for free speech, challenging school administrators on
            limits to protests and demonstrations. At the same time, students can be the first in line to try to shut down speakers they
            don’t like. Witness what happened to Ann Coulter at Berkeley earlier...

Posted: 4 days ago

College students, including those on Georgia campuses, are battling for free speech, challenging school administrators on limits to protests and demonstrations. At the same time, students can be the first in line to try to shut down speakers they don’t like. Witness what happened to Ann Coulter at Berkeley earlier...
Tax reform could pinch teacher deduction
 The proposed tax reform bill will do away with a deduction of up to $250 a year  for teachers who spend money buying school supplies and are not reimbursed for them. Section 1312 of the proposed reform calls for doing away with  expenses attributable to the trade or business of being an employee. “Taxpayers generally may claim...

Posted: 19 days ago

The proposed tax reform bill will do away with a deduction of up to $250 a year for teachers who spend money buying school supplies and are not reimbursed for them. Section 1312 of the proposed reform calls for doing away with  expenses attributable to the trade or business of being an employee. “Taxpayers generally may claim...
Clayton schools show improvement in middle, elementary levels on state report card
 Clayton County schools average scores on the just-released 2017 state report card lagged the state averages, but showed improvements from last year. The College and Career Ready Performance Index ranks schools on a 100-point scale from best to worst based on a host of measures, such as test pass rates, while also taking into account issues...

Posted: 19 days ago

Clayton County schools average scores on the just-released 2017 state report card lagged the state averages, but showed improvements from last year. The College and Career Ready Performance Index ranks schools on a 100-point scale from best to worst based on a host of measures, such as test pass rates, while also taking into account issues...
Clayton middle, elementary schools improve but lag state averages on report card
 Clayton County schools average scores on the just-released 2017 state report card lagged the state averages, but showed improvements from last year. The College and Career Ready Performance Index ranks schools on a 100-point scale from best to worst based on a host of measures, such as test pass rates, while also taking into account issues...

Posted: 19 days ago

Clayton County schools average scores on the just-released 2017 state report card lagged the state averages, but showed improvements from last year. The College and Career Ready Performance Index ranks schools on a 100-point scale from best to worst based on a host of measures, such as test pass rates, while also taking into account issues...
Ten metro Atlanta teachers recognized for extraordinary work
 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution honored ten educators from across metro Atlanta Wednesday with its first annual Celebrating Teachers Award. The awards went to ten men and women, nominated by colleagues, students, administrators, for work that goes above and beyond a simple job description. The winners of the 2017 Celebrating Teachers Award...

Posted: 26 days ago

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution honored ten educators from across metro Atlanta Wednesday with its first annual Celebrating Teachers Award. The awards went to ten men and women, nominated by colleagues, students, administrators, for work that goes above and beyond a simple job description. The winners of the 2017 Celebrating Teachers Award...
One man guiding the conversation about cheerleaders taking a knee during the national anthem 
 Who is Rep. Earl Ehrhart and why did he get involved in when Kennesaw State University cheerleaders took a knee during the national anthem? He called KSU President Sam Olens to vent his ire when he heard about the event. Some call Ehrhart the 20th member of the Board of Regents.  He regularly uses his political power to influence policies...

2:36 PM Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

Who is Rep. Earl Ehrhart and why did he get involved in when Kennesaw State University cheerleaders took a knee during the national anthem? He called KSU President Sam Olens to vent his ire when he heard about the event. Some call Ehrhart the 20th member of the Board of Regents.  He regularly uses his political power to influence policies...
Gwinnett names new principals for Lanier and Duluth highs
 The Gwinnett County Board of Education tapped two current assistant principals as the new leaders of Duluth and Lanier high schools. Eric R. Davidson, currently the associate principal at Duluth High, will move up to principal as current principal Anthony Smith assumes an assistant superintendent position at the district level. Christopher...

1:50 PM Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

The Gwinnett County Board of Education tapped two current assistant principals as the new leaders of Duluth and Lanier high schools. Eric R. Davidson, currently the associate principal at Duluth High, will move up to principal as current principal Anthony Smith assumes an assistant superintendent position at the district level. Christopher...
Clark Atlanta Unversity gets a chance with Chance the Rapper
 Photo courtesy: Curtis McDowell (Photos 1-3: Chance The Rapper and Dr. Ronald A. Johnson. 4th Photo: Larry Huggins, CFC Co-Founder, Chance The Rapper, Dr. Ronald A. Johnson and J. Lin Dawson, CAU Athletic Director)    Clark Atlanta University hosted Grammy-Award winning rapper Chance the Rapper, Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Chicago...

1:34 AM Monday, Oct. 02, 2017

Photo courtesy: Curtis McDowell (Photos 1-3: Chance The Rapper and Dr. Ronald A. Johnson. 4th Photo: Larry Huggins, CFC Co-Founder, Chance The Rapper, Dr. Ronald A. Johnson and J. Lin Dawson, CAU Athletic Director)    Clark Atlanta University hosted Grammy-Award winning rapper Chance the Rapper, Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Chicago...
White House delivers new head of HBCU initiative
 After a delay of eight months, the White House named a businessman as the head of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The new executive director, Johnathan Holifield, is co-founder of a consultancy specializing in economic inclusion and competitiveness. He has a background in economic development and...

10:21 PM Monday, Sep. 18, 2017

After a delay of eight months, the White House named a businessman as the head of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The new executive director, Johnathan Holifield, is co-founder of a consultancy specializing in economic inclusion and competitiveness. He has a background in economic development and...
Trump appoints chief of HBCU initiative
 The White House named a businessman and former professional athlete as the head of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The new executive director, Johnathan Holifield, is co-founder of a consultancy specializing in economic inclusion and competitiveness. He has a background in economic development and...

10:03 PM Monday, Sep. 18, 2017

The White House named a businessman and former professional athlete as the head of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The new executive director, Johnathan Holifield, is co-founder of a consultancy specializing in economic inclusion and competitiveness. He has a background in economic development and...
Former Paulding school employee arrested second time
 A former Paulding County School District employee facing theft charges was returned from Florida last week. Julie Taylor was arrested in Georgia after an internal school audit showed missing money. The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office investigated in 2015, then-Cpl. Ashley Henson said at the time. Investigators believe Taylor took more...

11:59 AM Friday, Sep. 08, 2017

A former Paulding County School District employee facing theft charges was returned from Florida last week. Julie Taylor was arrested in Georgia after an internal school audit showed missing money. The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office investigated in 2015, then-Cpl. Ashley Henson said at the time. Investigators believe Taylor took more...