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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.
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.
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.
And just what exactly is an International Baccalaureate Program?
International Baccalaureate programs aren’t just about learning languages. The internationally recognized system, offered in 146 countries, is an academically rigorous curriculum centered on critical thinking with a strong worldview.
Catholic schools: A growing flock
Across the country, Catholic schools are closing. While more than 5 million students were enrolled in Catholic schools in the 1960s, enrollment has steadily declined. But there are certain pockets of the country where Catholic school enrollment defies the national trend. One of those is metro Atlanta.
Strategies for financing private school tuition
Private school tuition can be a daunting financial proposition, with annual costs higher than college. Before you’re too intimidated to continue your school search, consider these tips.
Atlanta Schools: Finding the perfect fit
Based on advice from education consultants and admissions officers—and a decade of interviewing parents and students—here are key considerations as you select a school.