At some Atlanta Schools, the Pandemic has Provided a Silver Lining—a Stronger, More Urgent Sense of Community

On March 12, Atlanta Public Schools’ announced that its buildings would close to students and staff for a minimum of two weeks. The following day, the 13th, Michelle Ampong received a call asking her to come to her children’s school, Parkside Elementary, in Grant Park. (The school that, full disclosure, my children also attend.) School…

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Annual National Philanthropy Day Celebrates Fundraising Heroes in Atlanta

On October 29, the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Atlanta Chapter executed their annual event: National Philanthropy Day, a celebration of greater Atlanta’s philanthropic advocates and 1,000 other like-hearted individuals traditionally held in the Georgia Aquarium’s captivating ballroom. Year after year, AFP outdoes themselves in style and execution, but this year’s coronavirus brought up…

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New Fund Allows Organizations to Address Critical Needs and Create More Equitable Learning Environments     ATLANTA – (Oct. 14, 2020) – redefinED atlanta, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that every student in Atlanta has the opportunity to attend a great public school, today announced the launch of the redefinED Innovation Fund for Pandemic Education and…

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Nonprofit to Award Atlanta Schools Pandemic Grants

An Atlanta nonprofit is offering financial help to schools and educational organizations serving students during the pandemic. RedefinED Atlanta will award grants of up to $15,000 through its recently launched Innovation Fund for Pandemic Education and Restart. The nonprofit plans to distribute at least $172,000 total.

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Metro Atlanta Community to Celebrate National Philanthropy Day

The Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will honor dedicated philanthropists at its 38th annual celebration of National Philanthropy Day, on October 29, 2020. This year’s celebration, “Leading through Giving: Strength in Unity” will honor members of the business, not-for-profit, philanthropic, and volunteer communities. The award-winning Atlanta production company, Living Stories,…

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Inequality Gap Among Atlanta Students May Grow Due To COVID-19 Pandemic, Experts Say

Educational experts in metro Atlanta are concerned about the long-term effects the extended absence from classrooms will have on students. The Atlanta Public School system opted to start digitally on Monday for the first nine weeks of the school year due to safety concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, meaning more than seven months will have…

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Educating Through a Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues into the final months of summer, pressure is building on school districts nationwide to formulate their reopening plans. States such as Arizona, Texas and California, where cases are steadily increasing, have seen their schools begin to prepare for fully remote learning in the fall. In early hot-spot cities like New…

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Bridging the Digital Divide: COVID-19 Keeps Learning Virtual as the New Year Begins

In the interest of student and faculty safety during the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic, Atlanta Public School (APS) students will be learning virtually for, potentially, the first nine weeks of the new school year. To bridge the digital divide, new Superintendent Lisa Herring estimates needing 6,000 to 10,000 devices for students by day one on Aug….

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