Jaime Sarrio

Jaime Sarrio is a Reporter/Coach on the education team, a position that includes reporting on key topics and guiding the AJC's education coverage. She started at the AJC in 2010 and has covered education for more than 10 years. She grew up in Gwinnett County and is a 2002 graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism.

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About the AJC Cup
 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Cup launched in 1927 to recognize local students who work hard to attain a well-rounded education. Each high school in the metro area is invited to nominate a student for this honor. Students are selected based on their achievements, character, leadership and/or community involvement.  AJC Cup recipients...

2:00 PM Friday, Apr. 28, 2017

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Cup launched in 1927 to recognize local students who work hard to attain a well-rounded education. Each high school in the metro area is invited to nominate a student for this honor. Students are selected based on their achievements, character, leadership and/or community involvement.  AJC Cup recipients...
Publisher: Join me in saluting AJC Cup winners
 Dear Readers: I’m pleased to announce the 2016 winners of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Cup. These young men and women represent the best of a young generation just coming up. They are evidence that the future is in good hands. The AJC Cup is one of the oldest news organization award programs in the country. Since 1927, the AJC has...

1:13 PM Friday, May. 06, 2016

Dear Readers: I’m pleased to announce the 2016 winners of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Cup. These young men and women represent the best of a young generation just coming up. They are evidence that the future is in good hands. The AJC Cup is one of the oldest news organization award programs in the country. Since 1927, the AJC has...
Racial comment at TNT throws spotlight on alternative education

4:00 AM Saturday, May. 16, 2015

If TNT Academy were a public school or traditional private school, the punishment for Nancy Gordeuk’s racial outburst during graduation would have likely been swift. At commencement ceremonies May 8, the school founder scolded the audience for walking out and not listening to the valedictorian’s speech. Her emotions rose until...
Devil made her do it, school leader says of racist remark

10:46 PM Monday, May. 11, 2015

The founder of a small, non-traditional school in Stone Mountain apologized and asked forgiveness for making racist remarks at a graduation ceremony Friday saying, “the devil was in the house and came out from my mouth.” TNT’s future depends on how forgiving parents are willing to be. The shocking video of Nancy Gordeuk...
Measles alert in Forsyth likely false alarm

8:47 PM Thursday, May. 07, 2015

A sick third-grader gave Forsyth County parents a measles scare, but test results Thursday showed the child probably does not have the quick-spreading disease. Jennifer Carracciolo, a spokeswoman for Forsyth County Schools said a physician reported the possible Forsyth case to county health officials, who notified the schools. The school...
Test clears Forsyth County third grader of measles
 A test shows that a Forsyth County third-grader suspected of having measles probably does not have the childhood disease. Jennifer Carracciolo, a spokeswoman for Forsyth County Schools said a student at Sharon Elementary school was thought to have measles and the system notified the parents of 1,063 students. But a measles test carried out...

3:25 PM Thursday, May. 07, 2015

A test shows that a Forsyth County third-grader suspected of having measles probably does not have the childhood disease. Jennifer Carracciolo, a spokeswoman for Forsyth County Schools said a student at Sharon Elementary school was thought to have measles and the system notified the parents of 1,063 students. But a measles test carried out...
Which metro high schools produced this year’s Presidential Scholars?

5:19 PM Monday, May. 04, 2015

Three Georgia students today were named U.S. Presidential Scholars, a national honor that recognizes students for academic, artistic and civic achievements. Myriam B. Shehata from Marist School in Atlanta, Yash P. Shirsath from Grayson High in Loganville and Austin K. Wang from Walton High in Marietta were among 141 students selected for...
Judge in Atlanta cheating case: Trial ‘made me crazy’

11:40 AM Friday, May. 01, 2015

Judge Jerry Baxter, the fiery judge who oversaw the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial, said the months-long case took a toll on him personally, even joking that it “sort of made me crazy.” In an interview with the Atlanta’s Grady High School student newspaper, The Southerner, the candid judge said the trial — believed...
Reduced jail time for top officials in Atlanta cheating case
 Three former administrators given hefty sentences in the landmark Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating were summoned back to the courtroom today for new, lighter punishments. Judge Jerry Baxter, who oversaw the months-long trial, gave Tamara Cotman, Sharon Davis-Williams and Michael Pitts each 10-year sentences — three to be served...

7:13 PM Thursday, Apr. 30, 2015

Three former administrators given hefty sentences in the landmark Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating were summoned back to the courtroom today for new, lighter punishments. Judge Jerry Baxter, who oversaw the months-long trial, gave Tamara Cotman, Sharon Davis-Williams and Michael Pitts each 10-year sentences — three to be served...
Atlanta educators to get different sentences

9:39 PM Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2015

Three former educators given seven-year prison terms in the landmark Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating case will be re-sentenced at 2 p.m. Thursday– likely to lighter penalties. Judge Jerry Baxter, who oversaw the months-long cheating trial, has summoned former school administrators Tamara Cotman, Sharon Davis-Williams and Michael...
Judge delivers stiff sentences for Atlanta school cheaters
 In a stunning statement about the gravity of the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal, three former top administrators were given the maximum 20-year sentence Tuesday, with seven years to be served in prison and 13 on probation, and fines of $25,000 to be paid by each. Judge Jerry Baxter gave one final warning to educators Monday that...

4:40 PM Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2015

In a stunning statement about the gravity of the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal, three former top administrators were given the maximum 20-year sentence Tuesday, with seven years to be served in prison and 13 on probation, and fines of $25,000 to be paid by each. Judge Jerry Baxter gave one final warning to educators Monday that...