Tuesday, November 13, 2012
National non-profit organization uses technology to increase student achievement at the Grant Park school.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
by Patch Staff CFY‐Atlanta, a national non‐profit organization that uses digital learning to increase student engagement, gave free computers to 109 M.L. King Middle School students after they succussfully participated in a digital learning program. The workshops were held at King Middle School last month and in order to participate, students were required to attend the entire workshop with a parent. The purpose is to equip students with the necessary tools to improve student engagement and achievement, and strengthen the parents’ confidence and ability to serve as learning partners for their children at home. Students and parents learned to navigate PowerMyLearning.com, a K‐12 learning platform with more than 2,500 games, applications, …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
District has open positions for principals at several schools.
Just when you thought the uncertainty with Atlanta Public Schools was just about over, there's new twist. APS is hiring to fill several principal spots and a number of other positions in schools throughout the district, including 4 in East Atlanta Patch. Open positions include: It's not clear what prompted the vacancies at the four schools. An APS spokesman said the administrators were not fired. "No one has been fired. Most tenured educators are on annual renewal cycles; principal positions can be changed at the discretion of management," APS spokesman Keith Bromery told East Atlanta Patch. "Superintendent Erroll Davis has said that he and his team will evaluate all district leadership, including school-based leaders. "Keep in mind that …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Parents and Coan supporters voice their concerns on Davis' proposal for the middle school.
East Atlanta Patch is doing a Live Blog on the Coan Middle School community meeting with Atlanta Public Schools officials to discuss Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr.'s proposal that calls for the closure of 13 schools, including Coan Middle, the school that serves Edgewood, East Lake, Kirkwood and East Atlanta. Davis, who released his plan March 4, recommended the kids zoned for Coan should be rezoned to attend King Middle School in Grant Park. Coan would then be converted to a sixth grade academy to serve the Inman Middle School in Virginia-Highland. Coan parents and students vehemently oppose that idea.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Police use Grant Park incidents to remind us they're felonies in Georgia and carry prison terms
Atlanta police have a reminder for kids who think it's funny to call in a bomb threat at school: In Georgia, it's considered a terroristic threat and act and deemed a felony. As such, it carries a prison sentence of up to five years. The reminders follow a three-day string of school bomb threats — all in Grant Park — this week. Two juveniles were arrested Dec. 15 in the most recent occurrence at King Middle School. No bombs or explosive devices were found, but police say they were able to trace the 1:30 bomb threat telephone call back to the two boys, aged 13 and 14. The two, whom police are not naming because they are juveniles, are charged with making terroristic threats and disrupting public schools. Atlanta police are still looking for…
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Financial advisor Paul Harrison has made his office a drop-off point
The kids are back in school, but unfortunately we know that not all of them have the school supplies they need for the year. A new backpack or binder just won’t fit in a struggling family’s budget. Grant Park dad and Edward Jones financial advisor, Paul Harrison, realized the need and has designated his office a collection point for school supplies that will go to the Neighborhood Charter School and King Middle School. “I’ve been in the neighborhood for ten years, and have been at this office for four, and just thought that this would be something simple I could do to give back,” Harrison said. Harrison’s office is conveniently located near both schools, and while his daughters are too young to attend the schools he’s donating to, he hopes…