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Atlanta school board to vote Monday on tax rate

The Atlanta school board will set the property tax rate Monday, following a third and final public hearing. Atlanta Public Schools administrators recommended the school board reduce the millage rate by 1-mill to 20.74-mills, but some tax payers who attended the first public hearing this week have asked for greater relief in a year where Fulton County property assessments have soared. ...


DeKalb Schools official suspended during investigation is back on job

DeKalb Schools official suspended during investigation is back on job

DeKalb County School District Regional Superintendent Bernetta Jones was placed on administrative leave last month for an incident that happened recently, DeKalb County School District Superintendent Steve Green said Wednesday. Green added that Jones, most recently Cedar Grove Elementary School’s principal, is back to work as of Tuesday, and that her suspension “went the length of...
These are the new principals for Fulton County Schools for 2018-2019

These are the new principals for Fulton County Schools for 2018-2019

Summer is fading, and the start of the new school year is rapidly approaching. In Fulton County, when your returns for the first day of school on Aug. 6, they may notice a new face in the principal’s office. There are 20 schools with new principals in Fulton County this year. Let’s meet them: Elementary SchoolsAlpharetta Elementary - Kathleen Stamper Asa Hilliard Elementary - Maureen Lilly...
Report: Georgia charter school lobbying group has received millions from wealthy donors

Report: Georgia charter school lobbying group has received millions from wealthy donors

Billionaire philanthropists have pushed to expand charter schools by giving millions of dollars to state-level charter support organizations, including Georgia’s, according to an Associated Press report. Since 2006, the Georgia Charter Schools Association has received $11.8 million from philanthropists and their private foundations and charities, according to the report. That’s far...
Your guide to the 2018-2019 Cherokee County school year

Your guide to the 2018-2019 Cherokee County school year

It’s almost that time of year again when kids and teachers head back to school. Cherokee County School District invites parents and students out for open houses and walk through events at district schools from July 26-31.  Here is information you need to know for the 2018-2019 school year. First day of school: Wednesday, Aug. 1 Fall Break: Sept. 17-21 Thanksgiving Break: Nov....
APS ethics commission to investigate complaint against board vice-chair

APS ethics commission to investigate complaint against board vice-chair

The Atlanta school board’s ethics commission will investigate an alleged ethics violation by school board vice-chairwoman Eshé Collins.  The independent panel, which receives and hears complaints about potential violations, met Tuesday to discuss a complaint filed by an Atlanta Public Schools parent against Collins regarding their interactions at two separate meetings. The commission...
Where to find the best deals on Atlanta school uniforms 

Where to find the best deals on Atlanta school uniforms 

Along with new school supplies, some parents and guardians of public school students in metro Atlanta also have the added budget item of purchasing school uniforms before school starts.  For  Atlanta, Cobb, Fulton and Gwinnett schools, parents and guardians should check with their school to see if uniforms are required since they are not a requirement at all public...
Meet the new Cobb school principals of 2018-2019

Meet the new Cobb school principals of 2018-2019

There will be four new faces at some of Cobb County school district’s largest desks on Aug. 1. The new principals are: Laura Meyer of Nickajack Elementary, Donna Long of Shallowford Falls Elementary, Adam Hill of Dickerson Middle and Maria Clark of East Side Elementary. The district had them answer some questions about their backgrounds and passions. Below are some selections. READ | Cobb...
Ex-APS teacher sues district, alleges principal made sexual comments

Ex-APS teacher sues district, alleges principal made sexual comments

A former Atlanta special education teacher is suing Atlanta Public Schools after she alleged she was forced to resign because of how the district handled complaints that she had been harassed by her boss. Stephanie Fowler, who worked for APS from 2011 until January, is suing the school district in federal court following incidents at Kimberly Elementary School, where she began working in 2016...
UGA donors give $242M, breaking record for fifth consecutive year

UGA donors give $242M, breaking record for fifth consecutive year

University of Georgia donors contributed $242 million last year toward the school’s Commit to Georgia Campaign, the second year that gifts and new pledges surpassed $200 million and the fifth year donations have increased. The campaign’s goal is to raise $1.2 billion for scholarships, learning and research. More than $1 billion has been raised, through more than 140,000 donors, in the...
Ethics complaint filed against Atlanta school board vice-chairwoman

Ethics complaint filed against Atlanta school board vice-chairwoman

The Atlanta Public Schools ethics commission will meet Tuesday to review a complaint against school board vice-chairwoman Eshé Collins.  Collins is accused of violating a conflict of interest and board member conduct policies as well as the code of ethics oath, according to a complaint filed late last month by resident Dawn Brockington-Shaw.  The independent ethics panel will...
11 can't-miss back-to-school sales for Atlanta parents

11 can't-miss back-to-school sales for Atlanta parents

There’s no back-to-school tax-free weekend again this year, but parents can still take advantage of some deals − online and at Atlanta stores − before the kids head back. 1. Groupon has grouped discounts into a Back to School category, featuring everything from AbeBooks to Target to Zappos. Discounts are for both online and in-store coupons...
Residents ask APS to lower property tax rate more than 1-mill proposal

Residents ask APS to lower property tax rate more than 1-mill proposal

Property tax payers told the Atlanta school board Monday that the district’s proposed one-mill rate reduction doesn’t do enough to help homeowners who will struggle to pay higher tax bills. The call for tax relief came during two public hearings Monday that the Atlanta Board of Education is required to hold before it sets a millage rate, currently at 21.74 mills.  The third...
DeKalb Schools says drivers fired for sick-out can reapply for jobs

DeKalb Schools says drivers fired for sick-out can reapply for jobs

The DeKalb County School District will rehire the six remaining bus drivers who were fired in April after many of the district’s drivers staged a sick-out to address working conditions. Sort of. In a letter to the drivers, Superintendent Steve Green said a decision was made to let them reapply for their jobs. No guarantee of employment was in the letter. “This letter shall serve as...
School bus season begins soon in metro Atlanta

School bus season begins soon in metro Atlanta

In less than a month, most school districts in metro Atlanta will be back in session. While school supplies, uniforms and maybe even lunches are chief concerns of most students and parents, they may give little consideration to the big yellow vehicle that transports about half of students daily. Consider some interesting statistics from the National Transportation Safety Board, the National Highway...
Student criticizes Clark Atlanta’s handling of harassment charge

Student criticizes Clark Atlanta’s handling of harassment charge

Clark Atlanta University is facing criticism from some that its athletics department is hostile to women and has dragged its feet on a student tennis player’s complaint that her coach sent her unwanted sexually suggestive messages. The 19-year-old student said the messages occurred a few days in mid-March but weren’t seriously investigated until about two weeks ago when she discussed it...
Metro Atlanta teachers can get school supply discounts at Target

Metro Atlanta teachers can get school supply discounts at Target

Target is making back-to-school supplies a little less expensive for teachers. The chain of stores is offering 15 percent off select classroom supplies for teachers nationwide from July 15-21, according to a Target blog post. Supplies include everything from pens and pencils and markers to classroom storage and hand sanitizer. MORE: Metro-Atlanta teachers can get free school supplies...
Where Atlanta students can get free backpacks, school supplies

Where Atlanta students can get free backpacks, school supplies

Atlanta students can pick up free school supplies days before the start of school at the annual Atlanta Public Schools Back to School Bash on July 28. The district will host the event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hall C of the Georgia World Congress Center.  The free event includes more than 50 exhibitors, kids’ activities and health screenings. Families can connect with organizations that...
Historically black colleges commit to more support for LGBTQ students

Historically black colleges commit to more support for LGBTQ students

Leaders of a dozen Historically Black Colleges & Universities, including two in Georgia, met Wednesday with the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization to discuss steps the schools are taking to better support those students on campus. The day-long summit meeting was the largest-ever gathering of HBCU presidents...
Clayton school officer files sexual harassment lawsuit

Clayton school officer files sexual harassment lawsuit

A Clayton County school district officer has filed a lawsuit against the district, claiming it created a hostile work environment after she shared her complaint that her supervisor sent sexually explicit and suggestive messages. The officer, Alicia Burgess, said the harassment began last September. Burgess said in her complaint that she received several unwanted messages from her supervisor that...
Atlanta Public Schools schedules 3 public hearings on tax rate

Atlanta Public Schools schedules 3 public hearings on tax rate

The Atlanta school board scheduled three public hearings to listen to residents’ opinions before adopting a property tax rate, a process homeowners are watching closely because of soaring Fulton County property values that have led to higher estimated tax bills.  The public hearings will take place at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. July 16 and at 6 p.m. July 23. All meetings will be held at the...
6 tips to help get your kid in back-to-school mode

6 tips to help get your kid in back-to-school mode

The lazy days of summer are about to be replaced with some manic mornings in metro Atlanta. The back-to-school routine is not always a smooth adjustment for kids or their parents, since it's not easy to get used to a new sleep schedule as well as handling all the assignments and responsibilities. These six tips will help you get your kid in back to school mode: Start by talking to your child a week...
Study: More middle-income students squeezed from top colleges

Study: More middle-income students squeezed from top colleges

Students from middle-income families are finding it more difficult to get accepted to the nation’s most selective colleges and universities, according to a study released Thursday. The report by the American Enterprise Institute found about 32 percent of students at the nation’s most selective schools are middle-income. That’s down from about 40 percent about a decade ago, the...
Sending your kid off to school for the first time? 5 tips on how to hold back the tears 

Sending your kid off to school for the first time? 5 tips on how to hold back the tears 

If you're getting ready to send your child off to school in metro Atlanta for the first time, there may be a few tears involved – and they may not all belong to your child.  It's a big adjustment for both of you as you realize your "baby" is taking a step into the world without you.  The following are five ways you can keep a strong face in front of your kid and survive...
How does federal school bus seat belt policy change affect metro Atlanta schools?

How does federal school bus seat belt policy change affect metro Atlanta schools?

Deadly school bus wrecks nearly two years ago have prompted federal officials to reverse a long-standing policy and recommend lap-and-shoulder safety restraints on all future school bus purchases. Fulton and Gwinnett counties are the only metro school district to add buses equipped with that type of seat belt. All districts, however, are evaluating how they may incorporate the new safety recommendations...
QUIZ: How much do you know about your child’s metro Atlanta school lunch?

QUIZ: How much do you know about your child’s metro Atlanta school lunch?

Stocking the pantries with snacks, cereal and ravioli may just die down a bit once metro Atlanta schools are soon back in session. Local students returning back to school, for the most part, will not only be back to the books but back to the cafeteria table. Though the national average for school lunch participation is lower than in previous years at just 60 percent, there are still thousands of local...
6 things your child should know before starting kindergarten

6 things your child should know before starting kindergarten

Your child will learn a wealth of information in kindergarten, and you can help ensure that he or she knows what's needed to get off to a good start.  If you're like most parents, you probably wonder how much and exactly what your child needs to know in order to feel at ease and be ready to learn. Your child should know some basics that will help kindergarten start more comfortably and easily...
Augusta University opens center focuses on cyber defense

Augusta University opens center focuses on cyber defense

State leaders hope Tuesday’s opening of a $100 million cybersecurity center will not only make Georgia safer, but produce more teachers and workers for one of the fastest-growing sectors of the global economy. The Georgia Cyber Center, at Augusta University’s Riverfront Campus, is the largest investment in a cyber facility by a state government, officials involved in the project say...
DeKalb Schools’ technology chief wins IT award

DeKalb Schools’ technology chief wins IT award

Gary Brantley, the DeKalb County School District’s chief information officer, is making IT happen. The International Society for Technology in Education honored Brantley and four others in education technology for  their commitment to increasing digital learning opportunities for students. Honorees were recognized last month at ISTE’s Conference & Expo in Chicago. The Making...
Four questions about back-to-school vaccinations in Georgia

Four questions about back-to-school vaccinations in Georgia

Even before thinking about shopping for that new school backpack for next year, parents need to make sure their children are up to date on vaccinations. This is particularly important for first-time students or students moving from another location. Any child entering daycare, Head Start, pre-K/kindergarten, middle school, college or enrolling in a Georgia school for the first time, must have a a...
$100 million cybersecurity center set to open in Augusta

$100 million cybersecurity center set to open in Augusta

A grand opening is scheduled Tuesday for a $100 million Georgia cybersecurity center, which officials say is the largest investment by state government in such a facility to date. The center, which is located on Augusta University’s Riverfront Campus, will include a secure briefing area and an incubator and accelerator to foster innovation and entrepreneurship, university officials...
Parent's survival guide to preschool 

Parent's survival guide to preschool 

When your child is ready to start preschool, it's a big adjustment for both of you. There might be some tears (from either one or both of you) as well as a healthy dose of guilt (yours alone). Gradually introduce your child to their preschool as well as some of the activities they're likely to participate in. Keep it low-key so your child doesn't feel anxious or overwhelmed and talk to your child...
How to register your child for Fulton County Public Schools

How to register your child for Fulton County Public Schools

If your child still needs to be registered for school in Fulton County, you should get that done in the next few weeks. The first day of class for Fulton County Public Schools is Aug. 6. And while the school system doesn’t have a deadline for registration listed on its website, a delay in the process could result in missed learning time for your student. Here’s what you need to know...
Strategic planning helping metro Atlanta schools keep teachers

Strategic planning helping metro Atlanta schools keep teachers

Today’s afternoon job fair at DeKalb County Schools’ Stone Mountain headquarters is targeting special education teachers and nurses. The new human resources chief, Bernice Gregory, said recent strategies targeting specific groups have worked well to find quality candidates for long-term employment, which also helps the district in its retention efforts. Targeted recruiting, as well as...
How to register your child for Gwinnett County schools

How to register your child for Gwinnett County schools

Gwinnett County parents only have a few weeks left to register their kids for school. The first day of school for GCPS is Monday, Aug. 6. Kindergarten students and newcomers are required to register, according to Gwinnett County school district officials. An online system is available for parents to begin the registration process. After completing the online portion, parents must call their kid&rsquo...
How to register your child for Atlanta Public Schools

How to register your child for Atlanta Public Schools

Students who still need to be registered for Atlanta Public Schools should do so in the coming weeks. The first day of school for APS students is Wednesday, Aug. 1. Students will only need to re-register if they have moved, or are entering 6th or 9th grade, the district’s website says.  An online enrollment system, which is provided in English and Spanish, allows parents...
DeKalb Schools loses its chief operations officer

DeKalb Schools loses its chief operations officer

Joshua Williams, chief operations officer for the DeKalb County School District, is leaving to join the city of Atlanta. City officials announced the hire in a press release Thursday. Williams starts there on Aug. 6. School district officials did not say when Williams leaves. “As we strive for excellence across all aspects of City operations, Joshua Williams will play a pivotal role in ensuring...
More students choosing path to career over college

More students choosing path to career over college

As many recent high school graduates use the summer to get ready for college about a third of their classmates are headed straight to work. The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that of the 2.9 million youth age 16 to 24 who graduated from high school between January and October 2017, about 1.9 million (66.7 percent) were enrolled in college in October. What those numbers...
Race is not only factor colleges count in seeking diversity

Race is not only factor colleges count in seeking diversity

Many people cheered the news last week that the Trump White House reversed Obama-era policies designed to foster greater racial diversity on America’s college campuses, contending students should only be admitted on academic merit. They wouldn’t necessarily applaud the outcome if academics became the sole criteria: overwhelmingly female campuses. Girls outperform boys across the country...
Florida mom secretly recorded son's kindergarten teacher to back up bullying claim

Florida mom secretly recorded son's kindergarten teacher to back up bullying claim

A South Florida mother, concerned that her son's kindergarten teacher was inhibiting his emotional well-being, secretly recorded the teacher and recently went public with her concerns.           » RELATED: ‘Go and kill yourself’: Teachers arrested for bullying stu Excerpts of the recordings, as presented by the Miami...

Fulton schools receive inaugural bus safety award

The state estimates about one million students use school buses to provide safe and dependable transportation every day. To emphasize the importance of safe school buses, the Georgia Department of Education recently announced the winners of its first Pupil Transportation Safety Awards. Separated into eight divisions by enrollment, the winning districts were selected by a panel, based on an application...
Gwinnett teacher accused of biting teen girl underwater at Lake Lanier

Gwinnett teacher accused of biting teen girl underwater at Lake Lanier

Gwinnett County Public Schools confirmed Friday that one of its teachers is the man accused of drunkenly biting a 14-year-old girl’s buttocks at Lake Lanier Islands on July 4. Jonathan William Herbert, 30, has been a teacher at Snellville Middle since Aug. 1, 2016, said school system spokesman Bernard Watson. Watson said the district opened a internal investigation following Herbert&rsquo...
Clark Atlanta University marks its 30th anniversary

Clark Atlanta University marks its 30th anniversary

Clark Atlanta University this month is beginning a year-long celebration of its 30th anniversary. The official plans include a $1.25 million scholarship fundraising campaign and a national tour by its president to discuss the university’s vision. Clark College and Atlanta University, which both started in the 19th century, merged in 1988 to become Clark Atlanta University. Here are five things...
Two Democrats are vying to lead the state’s public schools.

Two Democrats are vying to lead the state’s public schools.

Two Democrats are battling for the party nomination for Georgia schools superintendent, the state’s top K-12 educational post. Sid Chapman, a former teacher, turned state teacher advocate is competing against Otha Thornton, a former national parents’ advocate. The pair emerged from a three-way primary election in May. The winner on July 24 will face incumbent Republican Richard Woods,...
Poll of parents: Most don’t want armed teachers

Poll of parents: Most don’t want armed teachers

Most parents don’t want their child’s teacher carrying a gun to school despite a “disturbing” level of concern about safety, says a new education poll. The annual Phi Delta Kappa International poll has been probing American attitudes about schools for half a century, and the newest installment says the current level of worry hasn’t been seen in two decades. One in three...
Does a checklist add too much pressure for first day of kindergarten?

Does a checklist add too much pressure for first day of kindergarten?

They have picked out the perfect backpacks and matching lunchboxes. The lists of school supplies have been purchased, labeled and stacked, and they’re ready to head to class. But is your new kindergartner really ready to head to school? In 2016, a Reddit user, identified as Lucas Hatcher by "Today," posted a photo of a kindergarten checklist on the website. He titled...
Clark Atlanta University receives $4.5 million for two federal grants

Clark Atlanta University receives $4.5 million for two federal grants

Clark Atlanta University announced this week it’s received two multi-million dollar federal grants that it will use to help students prepare for college and for a behavioral initiative that will also assist other Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The larger grant, $2.75 million, extends the university’s Upward Bound college prep program. It allows high school seniors to take...
Georgia colleges returning to liberal arts

Georgia colleges returning to liberal arts

The mother and son made the three-hour trip from Greenville, S.C., to Milledgeville on a recent Friday morning to see the college campus the young man will soon call home. Georgia College & State University’s selling points included friendly employees and a scenic campus, said Sylvia Grieco and her son, Alex, 18. But there was something else mom said was important that the school offered: a...
Incoming Clark Atlanta University student says high school snub

Incoming Clark Atlanta University student says high school snub "couldn't break me" 

A high school valedictorian who’ll be attending Clark Atlanta University this fall on a full academic scholarship was not allowed to speak at his school’s graduation, to the dismay of many, including the city’s mayor. Jaisaan Lovett of Rochester, N.Y., became the first African-American valedictorian in his school’s history. As graduation approached, he expected to give a speech...
Court ruling changed Georgia’s approach to race-based college admissions

Court ruling changed Georgia’s approach to race-based college admissions

The Trump administration’s announcement Tuesday that it is abandoning an Obama administration policy that called on universities to consider race as a factor in diversifying their campuses may have little impact on Georgia’s largest campuses, because of a nearly two-decades-old court ruling. The University of Georgia (UGA), the state’s flagship university, had used race as an admissions...
Cameras not cops: when machines enforce the laws

Cameras not cops: when machines enforce the laws

The distracted driving law that took effect July 1 got lots of attention, but it’s not the only new tech-related law that could affect behavior on the roads. Drivers routinely pump the brakes when they see a police officer with a radar gun, but speed enforcement in school zones no longer requires a human. House Bill 978 lets schools deploy automated speed-detection cameras, which advocates say...
Leadership changing at Ivy Prep charter schools

Leadership changing at Ivy Prep charter schools

The former state lawmaker hired to run the Ivy Preparatory Academy network of charter schools has resigned. Alisha Thomas Cromartie told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she is negotiating for a position at Kennesaw State University. Ivy Prep board chairman Jason Allen did not elaborate: “She decided to go in a different direction,” he said. Thomas Cromartie had arranged the closure...
Metro school systems turn to new fuels for buses

Metro school systems turn to new fuels for buses

With the school budget year just beginning for most systems, a major cost is transportation. With rising fuel costs and diesel engine mechanics harder to find, many districts have begun looking at vehicles that use alternative fuels such as gasoline and propane. It could be an important change because the engines burn cleaner. Also, because they are easier to maintain and the fuel costs less, the...
Georgia’s year-old campus carry law still stirs confusion, debate

Georgia’s year-old campus carry law still stirs confusion, debate

A student was in a classroom, with a handgun on her in plain sight. An instructor called campus police. Southern Crescent Technical College police found the student and told her the firearm had to be concealed, according to a campus police report. The student disagreed, and showed the officer a YouTube video to insist she was correct. The officer said she told the student she could not openly carry...
DeKalb schools: Recruiting, retention efforts saw fewer teachers leave

DeKalb schools: Recruiting, retention efforts saw fewer teachers leave

The DeKalb County School District lost fewer than 700 teachers during the 2017-2018 school year, about 10 percent of its teaching force, but significantly less than in recent years, suggesting progress with retention efforts. Human capital management reports from meetings held between July 2017 and June 2018 show 682 teacher resignations in that time period. The district had lost about 15 percent...
Fulton charter schools try to put founder’s crimes behind them

Fulton charter schools try to put founder’s crimes behind them

Eyebrows raised and checkbooks closed when Davion Lewis talked about the charter schools he leads. When he attended an education finance training session, the schools were name-dropped multiple times — as an example of what not to do. It’s been nearly six months since Christopher Clemons, who helped found Latin Grammar School and Latin College Preparatory Charter School, was...
Georgia Tech names new research director

Georgia Tech names new research director

Georgia Tech announced Thursday it has a new executive vice president for research, one of the most critical roles at the institution. Chaouki T. Abdallah, currently provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Mexico, will direct Georgia Tech’s $824 million research program. He will move into the role in mid-August, succeeding Stephen E. Cross...
Atlanta, Fulton high school students work to improve health in local communities

Atlanta, Fulton high school students work to improve health in local communities

Thirty Atlanta and Fulton County school district students are participating in a five-week summer program to learn strategies to improve the health of family, friends and community members in neighborhoods with traditional health care challenges. The High School Community Health Worker program is run by the Morehouse School of Medicine. The students, selected through an application...
Metro Atlanta school districts plan budgets, share information differently

Metro Atlanta school districts plan budgets, share information differently

Not all school budgets are created equal, and neither are district budgeting processes. Metro Atlanta’s six major school districts vary greatly in approaching transparency, public interaction, and even spending patterns. School districts, because they receive funding through state contributions and taxpayer dollars, are required to share certain information with the public as work begins toward...
Fulton County school board approves budget, creates school safety advisory committee

Fulton County school board approves budget, creates school safety advisory committee

Fulton County school board members on Thursday adopted a $1 billion general fund budget that includes creating a school safety advisory committee. School district Superintendent Jeff Rose said the committee will have a “keen focus” on strategies to better protect its schools, particularly Fulton’s elementary schools. Rose wants recommendations 90 days after the committee is...
Midtown student housing delay frustrates tenants, parents

Midtown student housing delay frustrates tenants, parents

Some college students are scrambling to find temporary housing because the Midtown Atlanta apartment complex they planned to call home may not be ready in time for the start of the fall semester. Students and parents received emails last week with information about the delay at The Standard, on Spring Street near the Varsity. About 200 tenants who pre-leased units have been affected, said officials...
DeKalb Schools approves $1.1B budget for 2019

DeKalb Schools approves $1.1B budget for 2019

The DeKalb County Board of Education approved a $1.1 billion operating budget for the 2019 fiscal year during a called meeting Tuesday night, up nearly $70 million from the previous year.  The 2019 fiscal year begins Sunday and runs through June 30, 2019. DeKalb now has the second-largest budget among metro Atlanta school districts, trailing only Gwinnett County Schools, but spends among...
Atlanta Public Schools to raze empty school in Edgewood area

Atlanta Public Schools to raze empty school in Edgewood area

Atlanta Public Schools plans to spend more than $400,000 to remove a “blighted” former elementary school in the Edgewood neighborhood.  The district is working to prepare the former Ragsdale Elementary School at 187 Wesley Ave. N.E. for demolition, and then plans to demolish and remove the structure from the site.  The cost of the project is $407,756. Demolition work will begin...
Falcons fans rank 13th in team devotion, Emory prof study says

Falcons fans rank 13th in team devotion, Emory prof study says

Rise up Falcons fans! You have some work to do to top a list of the most fanatical fans in the National Football League, according to a new study by a Emory University professor. The “NFL Fan and Brand Report 2018” by Emory’s Michael Lewis ranked Atlanta Falcons fans as 13th among the league’s 32 franchises. Dallas Cowboys fans ranked first on this year’s list, followed...
March for Our Lives to hold Atlanta voter registration, call for gun reform

March for Our Lives to hold Atlanta voter registration, call for gun reform

March for Our Lives, the gun-reform organization born out of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, will bring its nationwide voter registration tour to metro Atlanta in late July.  The bus tour will stop in more than 75 places across the country, including in Atlanta on July 29 and in the Roswell and Sandy Springs area on July 30.  Specific times and locations for the local stops...
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