Arlinda Smith Broady

Education reporter

Arlinda Smith Broady is an award-winning reporter who covers Gwinnett County schools and special needs education issues.

Latest from Arlinda Smith Broady

Judge orders Henry County to let homeless boys back in school
 Two homeless boys who were dis-enrolled from the Henry County School District are now back in class. In an order signed Sept. 19, District Judge Leigh Martin May granted the preliminary injunction filed by the Georgia Legal Services Program on behalf of the children. In her ruling, Judge May agreed with the argument that the only pressing...

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Two homeless boys who were dis-enrolled from the Henry County School District are now back in class. In an order signed Sept. 19, District Judge Leigh Martin May granted the preliminary injunction filed by the Georgia Legal Services Program on behalf of the children. In her ruling, Judge May agreed with the argument that the only pressing...
Kemp unveils school-safety plan
 Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp wants to keep the state’s schoolchildren safe by wrapping them in a $90 million security blanket. He hasn’t clarified how it will be funded. The current secretary of state unveiled Wednesday a “three-prong” approach he said will ensure Georgia classrooms are ripe...

Posted: 11 hours ago

Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp wants to keep the state’s schoolchildren safe by wrapping them in a $90 million security blanket. He hasn’t clarified how it will be funded. The current secretary of state unveiled Wednesday a “three-prong” approach he said will ensure Georgia classrooms are ripe...
Kemp unveils school safety plan
 Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp wants to keep the state’s school children safe by wrapping them in a $90 million security blanket. He did not define a specific source of funding to pay for it. The current secretary of state unveiled a plan today that he called a “three prong” approach. Adding a...

Posted: 13 hours ago

Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp wants to keep the state’s school children safe by wrapping them in a $90 million security blanket. He did not define a specific source of funding to pay for it. The current secretary of state unveiled a plan today that he called a “three prong” approach. Adding a...
Three metro Atlanta students among finalists for national science award
 William Jenkins  from The Westminster Schools, Kennedy Rogers from Chapel Hill Middle School in DeKalb County, and Asmi Kumar from Northwestern Middle School in Fulton County have been named among the top young scientists in the country and will compete for more than $100,000 in awards.  William, 14, designed and built an automatic...

Posted: 18 hours ago

William Jenkins  from The Westminster Schools, Kennedy Rogers from Chapel Hill Middle School in DeKalb County, and Asmi Kumar from Northwestern Middle School in Fulton County have been named among the top young scientists in the country and will compete for more than $100,000 in awards.  William, 14, designed and built an automatic...
Metro Atlanta schools help parents let go of ‘mom guilt’
 Although “mom guilt” is a relatively new term, the anxious feelings that you aren’t doing enough for your child has been around for decades. Responsibilities at work and at home keep parents in a constant balancing act, often wondering whether they’re doing enough for their children. To combat this perception and reassure...

Posted: 6 days ago

Although “mom guilt” is a relatively new term, the anxious feelings that you aren’t doing enough for your child has been around for decades. Responsibilities at work and at home keep parents in a constant balancing act, often wondering whether they’re doing enough for their children. To combat this perception and reassure...
Henry County School District turns out two homeless boys, lawsuit claims
 A woman is suing the Henry County School District and its Local Education Agency, saying it dis-enrolled her two boys from school while they are homeless. Jacopa Johnson’s suit, filed in federal court Sept. 7, alleges the school system violated her two boy’s rights to an education after the system dis-enrolled them through a series...

Posted: 7 days ago

A woman is suing the Henry County School District and its Local Education Agency, saying it dis-enrolled her two boys from school while they are homeless. Jacopa Johnson’s suit, filed in federal court Sept. 7, alleges the school system violated her two boy’s rights to an education after the system dis-enrolled them through a series...
Gwinnett students mark moment in history with Liberty Plaza plaque
 When the state of Georgia decided to add a marker on Liberty Plaza to commemorate the Revolutionary War, Steve Fanczi, executive director for the Georgia Building Authority, knew where to go for the wording. As the parent of three former students from Osborne Middle School in Gwinnett County, he thought using students would be a good...

Posted: 8 days ago

When the state of Georgia decided to add a marker on Liberty Plaza to commemorate the Revolutionary War, Steve Fanczi, executive director for the Georgia Building Authority, knew where to go for the wording. As the parent of three former students from Osborne Middle School in Gwinnett County, he thought using students would be a good...
Gwinnett names local school Teachers of the Year
 Although just about every student believes their favorite teacher is the best ever, Gwinnett County has named the Teachers of the Year for each of 137 local schools. This is the first step of the district’s search for its 2018-19 Gwinnett County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.  “GCPS teachers of the year represent...

Posted: 9 days ago

Although just about every student believes their favorite teacher is the best ever, Gwinnett County has named the Teachers of the Year for each of 137 local schools. This is the first step of the district’s search for its 2018-19 Gwinnett County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.  “GCPS teachers of the year represent...
Buford interim superintendent working without contract
 Two weeks after former Buford City Schools superintendent Geye Hamby resigned amid allegations he went on rant laced with profanity, racial slurs and threats against African-American construction workers, the district is working to build back trust. One way they are trying to do that is by bringing back from retirement former Assistant...

Posted: 12 days ago

Two weeks after former Buford City Schools superintendent Geye Hamby resigned amid allegations he went on rant laced with profanity, racial slurs and threats against African-American construction workers, the district is working to build back trust. One way they are trying to do that is by bringing back from retirement former Assistant...
Gwinnett County wants school districts to keep control of calendar
 Even though state lawmakers are considering moving the start of the school year to after Labor Day, not all school officials are on board. Gwinnett County Public Schools, the state’s largest district, contends that decision should be left up to the individual school system. “We believe local school districts and their communities...

Posted: 13 days ago

Even though state lawmakers are considering moving the start of the school year to after Labor Day, not all school officials are on board. Gwinnett County Public Schools, the state’s largest district, contends that decision should be left up to the individual school system. “We believe local school districts and their communities...
Gwinnett student awarded scholarship from Jay-Z, Beyonce 
 Although doing good is often its own reward, a Gwinnett County high school senior found out that hard work and caring for others sometimes brings unexpected good things your way. Karissa Jackson, a Discovery High School student, has been awarded a $100,000 scholarship by music power couple Beyonce` and Jay-Z.  The millionaire...

Posted: 14 days ago

Although doing good is often its own reward, a Gwinnett County high school senior found out that hard work and caring for others sometimes brings unexpected good things your way. Karissa Jackson, a Discovery High School student, has been awarded a $100,000 scholarship by music power couple Beyonce` and Jay-Z.  The millionaire...