Category Archives: APS cheating scandal

Long-Time Education Advocates Launch New Organization, Public Education Matters Georgia

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(APN) ATLANTA — With controversial changes to public education coming down Georgia’s legislative pipeline, parents and teachers are ramping up their organizing efforts, among them three Atlanta women who recently launched a new group called Public Education Matters Georgia (PEMG).   Former Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education Member Cecily Harsch-Kinnane (District 3), Janet Kishbaugh, and Carolyn Wood have been […]

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EDITORIAL: Atlanta Must Pay APS Beltline Debt, with Interest, Immediately


(APN) ATLANTA — It is time for the City of Atlanta to end the theft from Atlanta Public Schools, to end the “negotiations”–there is nothing to negotiate, unless the subject is how much to steal from school children–and to pay the approximately fifteen million dollars or more, when interest is included, to APS immediately.   Hypocrisy on Cheating Scandals   […]

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Education Advocate Criticizes APS Charter System Decision

(APN) ATLANTA — At the Monday, November 03, 2014 meeting of the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education, the Board voted nearly unanimously to recommend to the State of Georgia that the Atlanta Independent School System become a charter system. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, becoming a charter system does not mean all APS schools would become charter […]

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Questions Surround Rep. Rashad Taylor’s Residency

(APN) ATLANTA — Numerous questions surround the residency of State Rep. Rashad Taylor (D-Atlanta), and the legislator has not maintained complete records of his address with the office of the Secretary of State of Georgia, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. APN began its inquiry into Rep. Taylor’s many addresses in January 2011, when Atlanta Public Schools parents Allison Adair and […]

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Three APS Board Members Not Planning to Run Again (UPDATE 1)

UPDATE: A previous version of this article stated that two sources had said that a fourth member of the APS BOE, LaChandra Butler Burks, was not planning to run again as well.  Burks, who had not returned a voicemail left by APN in time for publication, phoned APN today, May 22, 2012, to say that she has not in fact […]

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Fulton, DeKalb Voters to Consider School Sales Tax Renewal

(APN) ATLANTA — In upcoming the November 08, 2011, election, Atlanta, Decatur, DeKalb, and Fulton voters will decide whether to renew a one percent, or one penny per dollar, sales tax for educational infrastructure.  If approved, this would be the third renewal, or Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) IV. Working families are hurting in the current economy, and Atlanta’s […]

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