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Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School

How Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School is trying to keep its student body diverse

ANCS’s diversity that was such a point of pride had become a victim of gentrification. In 2014, the school instituted a plan to boost the enrollment of students living on low incomes. “Diverse by design,” as the effort is called, has gained traction among charter schools across the nation, as the effort is called, has gained traction among charter schools across the nation, as more and more seek to assemble a student body of different socioeconomic statuses and racial backgrounds.
Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School

Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School gets a new lease on life—and a new building

When classes resume this month, 525 students—more than triple the number enrolled when Cristo Rey opened in 2014—will walk into a new home that’s double the size of its former location.
SCAD Georgia Tech Mascots

Stinger vs. stinger: Stacking up Georgia Tech and SCAD’s mascots

An art school and an engineering-driven university may not seem to have much in common, but Savannah College of Art and Design and Georgia Tech do share the same sort of insectile mascot.
Cheating scandal

What has Atlanta Public Schools learned from the cheating scandal?

A decade ago, stellar turnarounds earned APS national praise. But now—in the wake of a cheating scandal that resulted in a trial, convictions, and TV footage of former educators handcuffed and headed for jail—gains at APS seem to come with an asterisk: Are they too good to be true?

The real problem with Georgia’s Kindergarten cut-off

Kindergarten cut-off dates vary throughout the country. Georgia has long been part of a large pack of states with a September 1 cutoff, although a new bill may change that. Lawmakers have proposed moving the date up one month to August 1 for the 2016-2017 school year, and then to July 1 beginning in 2017-2018. In other parts of the country, the cut-off date is as early as June 1.

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.

Big Projects on Atlanta School Campuses

For parents who want proof that chipping in for those capital campaigns can deliver: Several shiny new buildings and facilities opened on campuses across metro Atlanta this year, with upgrades ranging from high-tech to hands-on.
Antoinette Tuff

Atlantan of the Year: Antoinette Tuff

Thanks to Antoinette Tuff’s presence of mind when confronted with terror, the incident at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy is known for what did not happen—a school shooting.

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