We’re Rooting for You, Superintendent Herring


There are many positive things to say about Lisa Herring, Ed.D., the sole finalist to become the next superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. Foremost, perhaps, is the fact she is from these parts, having grown up in Macon, earned her bachelor’s degree at Spelman, and done research at Therrell High School.

In other words, Herring knows what she’s getting herself into.

April Newsletter — Our COVID-19 Response Efforts Now and Later

Atlanta is facing an economic and educational crisis like none we have seen in recent history. Sadly, but not surprisingly, we find historically marginalized communities suffering the most. Many of the same structural conditions that already disproportionately and negatively impact these families are causing a racial gap in COVID-19 illness and death rates, and there’s an alarming disparity in the ability of families to meet the academic and social needs of their children during school closures.