Thursday, January 31, 2013
Muhammad, whose district includes a portion of Midtown, said she wants to serve just one more term on the school board.
Brenda J. Muhammad, District 1 representative on the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education, is seeking re-election for the seat. But the Woodland Hills resident, first elected to the board in 1997, said if she retains the seat, that that will be her final term on the school board. District 1 includes parts of the southeast Midtown area. Muhammad, who is program director of the Metropolitan Atlanta Crime Commission's Victim-Witness Assistance Program and founder of Mothers of Murdered Sons MOMS Inc. goes up against Leslie Grant of Grant Park, who has already announced her candidacy. Muhammad sat down with East Atlanta Patch recently to discuss the issues and her priorities for the upcoming term. These are excerpts from that interview: Q…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Leslie Grant, member of the Jackson High Local School Council and Southeast Atlanta schools advocate, is running for the district, which includes a portion of Midtown.
Leslie Grant, mother of two and member of the local school council at Jackson High School, is running for the Atlanta Public Schools Board District 1 seat. The new district boundaries include parts of the southeast Midtown area. The seat is currently held by Brenda J. Muhammad. Grant, who filed papers to run on Tuesday, said she believes it's time for "transformational leadership" on the board. That became apparent, she said, following the redistricting of APS last year, which resulted in the closure of seven schools. "Redistricting changed a lot," she told Patch. It changed the way people perceived what was going on. And it just seemed to bring a lot of people out and made them energized about being interested in fixing their schools." …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Parents also will get a chance to meet and greet with APS' senior leadership team.
Atlanta Public Schools' District 1 representative Brenda J. Muhammad and Karen Waldon, deputy superintendent for curriculum and instruction, are hosting a meet and greet with parents to welcome new and returning principals from these schools: The theme of the event, scheduled for Sept. 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, 450 Capitol Ave., is "Getting to the core of it. . .The Common Core Curriculum." The Common Core Standards are a series of guidelines adopted by a number of states that outline what students need to have in their K-12 schooling to be fully prepared in college. In addition to Muhammad and Waldon, these APS officials also will be on hand to meet parents and answer questions: