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Atlanta school chief: We need to recruit families to come to APS


With Atlanta Public Schools proposing school closings, I sat down with Superintendent Meria Carstarphen for a long video interview. AJC multimedia journalist Erica Hernandez broke the interview into nine short segments. (Two to three minutes.)

Here is the second segment.

Here is a link to the first.

Here is a link to the third segment.

Here is a link to the fourth segment.

I will share the rest over the next two weeks.

In this segment, Carstarphen addresses her reform strategy, including getting high schools in order and improving the clusters within the APS system. She talks about the tough choices she has to make, including closing schools.

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Maureen Downey has written editorials and opinion pieces about local, state and federal education policy since the 1990s.