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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How have students fared in the coronavirus pandemic? New data sheds some light.

When the coronavirus pandemic disrupted school for millions of students last spring, studies projected alarming rates of learning loss as schools shifted to remote instruction, particularly for vulnerable students. Complicating matters is that this shift poses challenges in accurately assessing student progress and participation. But as more data emerges, one thing continues to be clear,…

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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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Parent Groups Come Together To Help To APS Families Affected By Pandemic

Two parent-driven organizations are stepping up to help Atlanta Public Schools families who may be struggling with housing, food insecurity or other needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Atlanta Thrive and the Latino Association for Parents in Public Schools recently announced plans to distribute $100,000 to those affected by the pandemic. The funding comes from the…

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As Coronavirus Cases Increase, Some Metro Atlanta School Districts Plan To Start The Year Remotely

Atlanta Public Schools, the DeKalb County School District, and the Clayton County Public Schools recently announced plans for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. All three school systems plan to begin the year virtually, based on current public health data on the spread of the coronavirus in metro Atlanta. The districts said they followed…

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