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GADOE Announces 2015 Georgia Scholars

April 28, 2015

Our high schools are full of talented students doing amazing work not only in their classrooms, but also in their communities.  Last week, the Georgia Department of Education recognized eight Atlanta Public Schools graduating seniors as 2015 Georgia Scholars.  They join 175 other Georgia 12th graders who have also achieved excellence in their academic life as…

Positioning the District for a New Direction

March 3, 2015

In my experiences as a superintendent, I have come to believe that where a district puts its money, speaks volumes about what it values—this is why I take the budgeting process so seriously. I spend a great deal of time getting very hands-on and really knowing where we are going to spend our tax dollars.…

Eight APS Schools Named 2014 Reward Schools by the Georgia Department of Education

September 16, 2014

The Georgia Department of Education has announced the 2014 Reward Schools.  Eight APS schools earned Reward designations this year.   A Highest-Performing School is among the five percent of the state’s Title I schools with the highest absolute performance, over three years, for the “all students” group on the statewide assessments. A school may not…