Monday, July 25, 2011
Next planning session set for this Saturday at St. Peter Baptist on Venetian.
Taking his “I am APS” campaign to the next level, WAOK 1380-AM radio personality and former Atlanta City Councilman Derrick Boazman is leading a campaign to start a Saturday school program for Atlanta Public School students affect by the system's cheating scandal. A state investigators' report found evidence of 44 Atlanta Public Schools of cheating on the 2009 Criterion Reference Competency Test (CRCT) standardized test. In early July, Gov. Nathan Deal officially issued the report, which implicated 178 educators—including 38 principals— in the system in the scandal. Since then, media reports, the Atlanta School Board and community activists have weighed in on the cheating by educators and the affect it has had on Atlanta's public school …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
However, several schools near Cascade Patch—including the all-male B.E.S.T. Academy and all-female Coretta Scott King magnet schools—did make the list.
The state's investigation into cheating on the 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) has marred the image of the Atlanta Public Schools and resulted in a rapid-fire effort to remove 178 educators—including 38 principals—across the city this week. But 20 schools in a database of investigators' findings— published earlier this month by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution—are listed as having received "clear" reports. None of the schools are in southwest Atlanta, as defined by Cascade Patch (see Editor's Note). They are: Having the status of "severe"— or even "moderate" or "minimal"—concern for cheating, could have a profound effect on a school, according to statements made by state and local leaders since the initial release of the …
Saturday, July 16, 2011
The top headlines of the week for July 11-15, 2011
Brown Middle School Principal Promoted to SRT 1 Superintendent. King Middle School's Principal Named To Regional Superintendent Post. Inman Principal Tapped for Admin Job. Commissioners Cut CCT Bus Routes. Tragic Day: Police, Attorney Say Victim Probably Didn't See it Coming. Avondale Estates Police Officer Involved in Shooting. Decatur School Board Raises Millage Rate by One Mill. DeKalb School Board Votes on Cell Phone Towers. Police Arrest Midtown Building Security Guard in Fatal Shooting. Austell-based Cobb Taxpayers Association Wants Residents to Oppose New Tax Increase. Charlie Loudermilk Statue Unveiled in Birthday Surprise.
Friday, July 15, 2011
The day's top headlines for Friday, July 15, 2011.
'We Owe the Students,' Interim Superintendent Tells Gathering. 'Disgruntled Employee' Suspected in Triple Shooting That Killed One Woman. Avondale Estates Officer Involved in Shooting. From the Civil War to Civil Rights. Wiz Kids Flock to Phipps Plaza for Harry Potter's Last Spell. The End of an Era.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
King Middle School's Principal Named to Regional Superintendent Post. Brown Middle School Principal Promoted to SRT1 Superintendent. Inman Principal Tapped for Admin Job. Inman Park Developer Snagged With $1,000 Penalty. Board Votes Down Cell Tower at Medlock. Charlie Loudermilk Status Unveiled on His 84th Birthday.