Thursday, November 8, 2012
Atlanta Public Schools high schools get full accreditation this week in this quick peek at Midtown school news you can use
Earlier this week, the high schools within the Atlanta Public Schools system, including Grady High, were restored to full accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The schools were placed on probation in early 2010 in the wake of the 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests cheating scandal involving APS educators. Infighting amongst the school board and issues with the “governance” within the district resulted in SACS placing the APS high schools on probation. In 2011, the district was moved to “accreditation with advisement” status. See here for more about what the full accreditation status means for the district. _______ Make plans to join the Grady community for a dine-out at Cameli's Pizza on Tuesday…
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Atlanta Public Schools Come Off Probation. Occupy Atlanta: 'We Are The New World' Occupy Atlanta Plans To Re-Occupy Woodruff Park. Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn Movie Films In Brookhaven. Coyotes Spotted In Briarcliff Area. Trunk Or Treat In Stone Mountain. Halloween Night In Avondale Estates. Trick Or Treaters In Dunwoody's Briers North.
SACS said the board of education has made much progress in resolving its problems.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has removed the Atlanta Public Schools from probation, giving some much-needed positive news to a district battered by two scandals this year. SACS left the district on "Advisement," meaning there are a couple of issues the accrediting agency wants to continue to monitor in the next 12 months to ensure APS' board doesn't backslide into problems. SACS, which in January placed the district on probation, threatened to remove APS' accreditation — essentially making high school diplomas worthless — if board members failed to make significant improvements on six action items: In its 12-page report, SACS found the board completed four of those six action items. On the two that still needed …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Erroll Davis, Cecily Harsch-Kinnane answer questions
Amid a buzz that local elementary schools such as Morningside Elementary School may be losing or gaining teachers because of overcrowding in the classrooms and understaffing in the district, concerned parents filed into Whitefoord Elementary School Thursday night to directly ask Atlanta Public Schools board members and administrators about the state of their schools. District superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr. fielded a variety of questions from parents, but one common theme was clear — parents are concerned about overcrowding in Atlanta Public Schools classrooms. Davis said the district is still in the process of hiring roughly 172 additional teachers to split up large classes in the district. Some teachers at less crowded schools in the …