redefinED atlanta Awards 24 Schools and Community Organizations with Funding to Address Critical Needs During Pandemic and Encourage Innovation

ATLANTA – (March 22, 2021) – redefinED atlanta, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that every student in Atlanta has the opportunity to attend a great public school, today announced it has awarded more than $168,000 in grants to 24 recipients, including 14 schools serving students in the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) district. Grants were awarded…

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Atlanta Public Schools Turns to Yoga to Calm the Classroom Amid the Pandemic

The pandemic has taken its toll on kids across the country, including in metro Atlanta, but one elementary school is working to help kids deal with it all, by rolling out the yoga mat. “Kids were already dealing with stress anxiety, things like cyberbullying even before the pandemic hit,” Dr. Kali Arnold with the Namaste…

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redefinED altanta Official Discusses Pandemic’s Effect on School Districts’ Educational Gaps

The leader of a nonprofit, which is working to ensure that every student in Atlanta receives a high-quality education, says hybrid education is challenging. He’s hopeful that students will return to classrooms for in-person instruction in the fall. “The silver lining here is that the vaccine is being distributed and folks are eligible who work…

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RedefinED Atlanta Awards $315,000 in Grants to Five Community Organizations Supporting APS Students, Schools and Staff

redefinED atlanta, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that every student in Atlanta has the opportunity to attend a great public school, today announced that it is awarding $315,000 to five Atlanta-based organizations that are supporting the education needs of Black, Latinx and other under-resourced students and families in Metro Atlanta. The five organizations are: EdConnect,…

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redefinED atlanta INVESTS MORE THAN $300,000 IN FIVE COMMUNITY NONPROFITS SERVING THE NEEDS OF ATLANTA’S STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

ATLANTA – (Feb. 18, 2021) – redefinED atlanta, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that every student in Atlanta has the opportunity to attend a great public school, today announced that it is awarding $315,000 to five Atlanta-based organizations that are supporting the education needs of Black, Latinx and other under-resourced students and families in Metro…

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Scores from national school test reveal pandemic’s effect

Teachers and students will have extra homework after the pandemic ends, as new findings show growth in math scores has fallen since last school year. Most Georgia students haven’t taken a state-standardized test since 2019, and most will not take another until the spring, if then. Without those scores on the Milestones tests, it’s unclear…

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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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