Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Learn how to to make rich, dark compost for use in your yard or garden.
Wednesday, May 15
by Corinne Marie Coe LAKE CLAIRE — Join us for a fun and informative, hands-on workshop that will teach you everything you need to know to make rich, dark compost for use in your yard or garden. Composting saves resources, slows the waste stream, and is indispensable to any sustainable garden or homestead. It is also a wonderful teaching tool for children! I will lead the workshop, which will be held May 19 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Claire Community Land Trust, 280 Arizona Ave. NE. I am a Master Composter and hold a Permaculture Design Certificate from the Urban Permaculture Institute in San Francisco. I have also taught gardening and composting to children and adults in California, Oregon and Haïti. Pre-registration is required. …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Dual accreditation would allow each individual school to pursue its own accreditation from the Georgia Accrediting Commission.
Monday, May 6, 2013
What Atlanta Public Schools needs to do to show its commitment to the children of Southeast Atlanta.
Dear Atlanta Public School Board and Leadership: As we near the end of the school year, we find ourselves reflecting on the progress made this year in the Jackson Cluster. We thought it would be especially important for you to understand what accomplishments have been made and what challenges remain in the schools you represent, and remind you that your decisions, your ability to work together and think creatively about things like the budget can have an immediate positive impact on 50,000 students. For many families, this was the first year in new schools and a new cluster after redistricting. In our schools, we found some amazing teachers and leaders helping our children learn and grow. In our cluster, we found a rich and complex …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Grant Park Tour of Homes is Mother's Day weekend and organizers seek volunteers.
GRANT PARK — Join us for one of the most extraordinary Grant Park Tour of Homes. This year is our first Mother's Day tour! Atlanta’s largest historic neighborhood presents the 39th Annual Grant Park Tour of Homes, a celebration of our neighborhood’s historic appeal, diverse architecture (from quaint Folk Victorian to ornate Queen Anne) and lifestyle that is centered around Atlanta’s oldest park. This is Grant Park's first Spring Tour of Homes, and it's on Mother's Day Weekend — May 11th and 12th. Help make the 2013 Grant Park Home & Garden Tour one of the best ever! Volunteers are needed to help sell tickets the day of the tour and be a House/Garden Greeter for our beautiful homes and gardens. (You may sign up for the volunteer slots here…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
'Many local families would have chosen to abandon MJHS, and many charter families WILL abandon their local APS schools if APS continues to appeal Judge Wendy L. Shoob's ruling.'
Tuesday, April 30
Editor's note: Atlanta parents whose children attend public charters are watching an ongoing appeal by Atlanta Public Schools of a judge's December ruling the district illegally held $2.8 million from charter schools. Some have started petitions to press the point that charter schools are a vital component to APS' success. Others, such as the Rosbottom family, have written letters to district officials to make their case directly. Natalie Rosbottom shared her letter that she wrote to APS Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr. and Reuben R. McDaniel III, APS board chairman. Greetings Mr. Davis and Mr. McDaniel, Our son, Reid, is a product of a K-8th grade constructivist/project-based charter school. He is now in 9th grade at Maynard Jackson …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The Rev. Dr. Kevin R. Johnson, senior pastor of Philadelphia's Bright Hope Baptist Church, was to be Morehouse's baccalaureate speaker on May 18, but was uninvited by Morehouse because of an editorial Johnson penned that was critical of Obama.
by Citizens for Change Morehouse College alumni are outraged by the college's decision to disinvite fellow alum, the Rev. Dr. Kevin R. Johnson , Senior Pastor of the Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia, as the baccalaureate speaker on May 18, 2013. After being announced to alumni and the college community as the baccalaureate speaker, Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. contacted Johnson on April 15 via phone to inform him of the decision due to concerns about views Johnson expressed in an opinion editorial in The Philadelphia Tribune and stated that the article was "untimely" given that President Obama is the 2013 Commencement speaker, a day after Baccalaureate. The article entitled, "A President for Everyone, …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Funds go to support school educational activities
Thursday, April 18
CANDLER PARK — The Mary Lin Education Foundation is holding its 5th annual Rocket Run 5K & 1 mile BLAST on Sunday, April 28, at 9 a.m. in partnership with the Inman Park Festival. The race runs through Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward. Start time for the 1-miler is 9:45 a.m. Register for the race at www.RocketRun.org or www.active.com. The Mary Lin Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that raises funds for our community elementary school. The Foundation's mission is to help Mary Lin Elementary achieve its educational goals by providing instructional, physical, and technological opportunities for the enrichment of Mary Lin students. Organizer Beth Fucile, parent of 1st & 4th grade students, says “this is a great annual event that …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Grant Park Cooperative Preschool had sheep on campus last week as part of a Farm-to-School learning initiative.
GRANT PARK — Ellie Martin, coordinator for the volunteer group, Atlanta Farm-to-School, has been introducing farm-to-preschool concepts at the Grant Park Cooperative Preschool where she is on staff. Martin is the school’s naturalist, a new position created by GPCP last year. She has worked with the children to renovate the school garden, which is located across the street in the Garcia family’s background. When the question of how to get rid of overgrowth came up, Martin looked no further than Ewe-niversally Green, a company that offers “sheep for hire” for natural land management. Paid for by donations from GPCP families, a $600 fee covered the rental of a team of sheep for four days, a portable, in-ground fence to keep them contained to …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Lang-Carson is at the heart of Reynoldstown, but its current state doesn't reflect the renaissance taking place in the neighborhood that surrounds it.
by Jeffrey Landers In living here as long as I have, I have seen the neighborhood change slowly from mainly older folks 13 years ago — when I moved here — to single homeowners to young couples to young families with small children. It has been a very pleasant development to see this gradual shift back to a much more family cohesive community than the one I moved into more than a decade ago. In noticing this demographic shift, I have also realized that the park at the center of our neighborhood has fallen behind in it's ability to be used efficiently and effectively by my Reynoldstown neighbors and friends...It seems a little functionally obsolete and unloved these days as compared to the awesome Cabbagetown Park and what will be a more …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Brandon Hayes and his team, "Keep Kickin," is raising money in a campaign to advance the LLS' mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Thursday, March 28
by Tracy Manning Brandon Hayes of Atlanta’s historic Reynoldstown neighborhood has been named as a candidate for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year campaign. Brandon joins other community leaders to see who can raise the most money for the organization within a 10-week time period beginning March 28th. Money raised during the campaign will advance the LLS' mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. He is vice president and a private CFO at oXYGen Financial, a money management and advisory firm. He and his team “Keep Kickin,” are participating in this year’s campaign in honor of his best friend who went through a battle with non-…