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CREATE Teachers Who Make Successful Schools!

As schools get ready for a busy back to school season here in Atlanta, twenty new teacher residents will be joining the classrooms of exemplary teachers across the city to co-teach lessons, learn best practices, and be mentored by some of Atlanta’s best instructors. This is all happening through CREATE. CREATE is a 3-year teacher residency program. This first began…

Childhood Depression: 4 Helpful Things You Can Say

Improving our individual and collective health and wellness is essential to our survival. Let’s choose to survive. Let’s move! – Michelle Obama There are some kids who can feel isolated during the summer and beginning of the school year for a variety of reasons. Childhood depression and suicide is real yet we aren’t talking about it or providing resources to help…

Parents, do you need some summer relief?

Parents looking for some exciting ways to continue learning this summer? Or to just have the kids occupied? Well, we’ve brought back Pam McNall of Respectful Ways again this summer to provide helpful resources for families. Here’s a great summer resource that includes a beautiful bookmark printout for teachers and parents. It also gives great advice, check it out! 5…

Should Superintendents Have Classroom Experience?

“Can someone who isn’t a traditional educator or have classroom experience run a school district? I believe they can. Just know that they will run it based on their expertise.”  Our EdLanta topic this week is School Leadership. The question that is on the floor is, “should superintendents have classroom experience?” Check out our EdLanta Facebook Page and take our…

Is APS at the End of the Road with Carstarphen?

The current Atlanta Public Schools superintendent, Meria Joel Carstarphen, Ed.D., was hired in 2014 by the Atlanta Board of Education. On this evening, the ABOE will determine if they are at the end of the road with Carstarphen or if they are going to extend her contract. Over the last couple of weeks, stakeholders have been weighing in on the decision.…

GA Charter School Dripping in Success

Innovation is sparked from the heart and developed in the mind.  Georgia charter schools are dripping in success! This blog features the Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy which is beating the odds and providing that innovation through charter school networks is working. Students and stakeholders of Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy are excited about the teaching and learning taking…