Category Archives: Ed Johnson

ANALYSIS: APS Board Chair Opposes OSD, albeit with Forked Tongue

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(APN) ATLANTA — On August 28, 2014 Georgia Stand Up hosted an education town hall attended by some members of the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education, including Leslie Grant (District 1), Byron Amos (District 2), Matt Westmoreland (District 3), and Chairman Courtney English (Seat 7-at-large).   The public pressed Board Members to take a clear stance on Gov. Nathan […]

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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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APN Full Endorsements: APS BOE 2013

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors has completed its full endorsement list for Atlanta City Council and Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education (APS BOE) for 2013.     To date, we have already announced several endorsements, along with full explanations.  This list includes all endorsements for APS BOE, including ones already announced and ones that […]

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Ed Johnson, APS Seat 9 Candidate, Responds to Questionnaire

  (APN) ATLANTA — There are a lot of candidates for Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education (APS BOE) this year who have shown up out of the blue.  Others, like Cynthia Briscoe Brown and Anne McKenzie, have been at the table, attending Board Meetings while the school system was navigating the troubled waters of its AdvancED/SACS CASI accreditation crisis. […]

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