Utopian Ambition: A Clayton County charter school challenges the status quo
The students of Utopian Academy for the Arts are being called on the carpet. Yesterday, their middle school mischief found the classic victim: a substitute teacher. The seventh-grade science room grew so loud that the classes on either side could hear the commotion through the walls.
Survivor: How Nancy Writebol beat Ebola
Nancy Writebol was tending to the sick in Liberia when she became infected with Ebola. The world watched as she and a fellow missionary were flown to Atlanta, where they became the first Ebola patients ever treated on American soil.
New movie production complexes are opening in Atlanta. Will jobs follow?
It’s hard to miss Hollywood’s presence in Atlanta, whether it’s Fairlie-Poplar transformed into San Francisco’s Chinatown for Ant-Man or Reese Witherspoon handcuffed after scuffling with a traffic cop on Peachtree Road. The local film and television industry—which, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, generated $5.1 billion in economic impact for fiscal year 2014—is spawning a surge in lower-profile businesses: production complexes.
Getaway Guide: January 2015
Get away from the cold at the Key West Food & Wine Festival, or embrace it by hitting the slopes.
January 2015: The cost of an education
When you’re done reading Rebecca Burns’s story on Utopian Academy for the Arts, you may think what I did: I really hope this place succeeds, but man, I have no idea if it will. Such is the charter school bargain: You want to educate children by a different set of rules?