Saturday, May 25, 2013
The state average is 67.44 percent; Atlanta Public Schools' is 50.87 percent.
Grady High School's graduation rate in 2012 was 91.41 percent, according to new figures the Georgia Department of Education released this week. This year the rate dropped to 78.44% with nearly 100 seniors not graduating on time. The data shows that only 50.87 percent of Atlanta Public high school students graduated within four years in 2012, the data shows. The state average is 67.44 percent. See how other schools in metro Atlanta fared or check out the accompanying PDF.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Congratulations to the Class of 2013! The Ceremony will begin at 1 p.m.
Watch as the Grady High School graduating class of 2013 walks across the stage to receive their diplomas and celebrate with their friends and family.
Make sure you let your friends and neighbors know about your child's milestone!
Do you have a friend or family member graduating from high school or college this year? Maybe your child will be receiving his or her diploma at Thursday's 1 p.m. Grady High School commencement at the Atlanta Civic Center? Want to congratulate them and share the good news with your friends and neighbors? Post a free graduation announcement on Patch. To post a free announcement, click here. In the category drop down box (see photo), select "graduation." Enter the graduate's name, school and any other details you'd like to share. Directly below the "description" box, you'll see an "Upload photos and videos" button. If you'd like your announcement featured on the Dacula Patch home page, be sure to add a photo or video. Only announcements with…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
While the Board of Education struggles to balance its budget and debates class sizes, Atlanta Public Schools' students celebrate as Wednesday marks the last day of school.
Wednesday marks the final day of the 2012-13 school year for Atlanta Public Schools, but for the APS board, the work is far from done concerning passing a $568 million budget by the end of the month for preliminary approval. The Atlanta Board of Education Budget Commission met on Monday to review the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 and considered three teacher furlough days, eliminating a 3 percent salary bonus to employees who haven’t received a raise in five years and other cuts in an attempt to close a $61 million budget gap. The board also debated smaller class sizes, which in some schools are larger than state guidelines. But Superintendent Erroll Davis said it wasn’t the time to spend $20 million or so to reduce class sizes so …
Most students lose about two months of learning over summer break. By high school, the accumulation of lost months can mean students have fallen behind grade level an entire year or more.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Students will pay a fraction of the cost of traditional on-campus master’s programs; total tuition for the program is initially expected to be below $7,000.
The Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing announced recently that it will offer the first professional Online Master of Science degree in computer science (OMS CS) that can be earned completely through the “massive online” format. The degree will be provided in collaboration with online education leader Udacity Inc. and AT&T. All OMS CS course content will be delivered via the massive open online course (MOOC) format, with enhanced support services for students enrolled in the degree program. Those students also will pay a fraction of the cost of traditional on-campus master’s programs; total tuition for the program is initially expected to be below $7,000. A pilot program, partly supported by a generous gift from AT&T, will…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The live coverage is over, but replay the live blog to see what all the hype was about.
President Barack Obama gave the 129th commencement address speech on a wet and rainy Sunday afternoon, May 19th, at Morehouse College. Obama began his remarks to an excited yet wet crowd,most of whom had been seated as early as 6 am. at approximately 11:30 am. The sky opened just before the speech began, and the crowd was treated to a steady downpour throughout. Obama quipped that, “I would be out there with you, but the Secret Service gets nervous.” Obama was greeted with a big cheer when he emerged from a building adjacent to the stage with Morehouse College president John Silvanus Wilson, a former White House aide. The invocation was given by Rev. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous church. …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
'Bill Gates, through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is also seeking to mold the way all kids are educated in US public schools through implementation of his vision of teaching and learning.'
Thursday, May 16, 2013
District issues notice to parents.
NOTICE TO ALL Atlanta Public Schools STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND GUARDIANS: This notice is to inform you that the Atlanta Public Schools has received a subpoena related to Fulton County Superior Court case 13SC117954. The subpoena requires the school system to produce information that may contain the education information of students, including student identification numbers. Please note that the subpoena is directed to the school system, and you are not required to take any action or provide any information. The school system will comply with the subpoena and provide the subpoenaed information unless restrained in some manner by legal authority. The school system is providing you this notice as required by the Family Education Rights and …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Police: Eighth grader brought plastic gun to school.
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with bringing a gun to Inman Middle School, earlier this month. The boy, who was not named because he is a minor, brought the black-handled, silver colored, plastic gun to the school on May 1, according to a police report about the incident. The boy had shown the gun to different students around the school and another student reported it to school officials. Inman administrators pulled the student from his class, found the plastic gun inside his bookbag in his locker and summoned police. The boy's mother was subsequently called and the boy was charged with carrying a weapon at school. An Atlanta Public Schools spokesman did not return a Patch request for comment Wednesday. The incident is the …