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High School Opera Institute to hold spring concert

High School Opera Institute to hold spring concert

ATLANTA -- Graduates of the Atlanta Opera's High School Opera Institute are getting ready to show off their amazing talent.

The students will perform arias and small ensemble pieces from some of opera's greatest works in a free spring concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 at Morningside Presbyterian Church (1411 North Morningside Drive NE, Atlanta, 30306).

The High School Opera Institute (HSOI) is a training program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in music.

Participants in the eight-month program attend monthly workshops and vocal coachings on topics that include preparing and auditioning for a role, selecting a music school, characterization, diction and vocal technique.

48 Under-Resourced, High Potential C5 Georgia Graduates Accepted to College

48 Under-Resourced, High Potential C5 Georgia Graduates Accepted to College

ATLANTA -- (submitted by C5 Georigia) Thursday evening, 48 under-resourced, high potential students graduated local five-year leadership program C5 Georgia in the Coca-Cola Company’s Goizueta Auditorium. All 48 students have been accepted to college and nine local students received scholarships endowed by GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, MeadWestvaco and C5 Georgia Alumni, among others Thursday evening.

Charter school law declared unconstitutional

Charter school law declared unconstitutional

ATLANTA -- A Georgia law that cleared the way for a surge in new charter schools was struck down by the state's top court in a high-profile decision that will affect thousands of students and could reshape how the state's public school system is funded.

The Georgia Supreme Court's 4-3 decision on Monday overturned the 2008 Georgia Charter Schools Commission Act, which allowed the state to approve and fund charter schools over the objection of local school boards.

LOCAL PROFILE: Atlanta-Fulton Summer Reading Program

LOCAL PROFILE: Atlanta-Fulton Summer Reading Program

ATLANTA – Although, local schools are on the cusp of summer recess students in the area will, no longer, back able to use summer as an excuse to impede on their enrichment. The Atlanta-Fulton Library System is sponsoring their annual summer reading programming for this year on June 1. The county offers programs for adults, teens and children.

The reading program is called, “You Are Here! Teen Summer Reading Program” and it will start on Wednesday, June 1 and it will end on Monday, August 1. The library will be open during its regular hours and teens are invited to read and partake in daily programs during Teen Center hours.

Teens can, also, compete to win a Nook Color and other prizes by attending various library events and reading minimum of five titles.

Hank Huckaby named chancellor-designate for University System

Hank Huckaby named chancellor-designate for University System

ATLANTA -- The Board of Regents has named Henry "Hank" M. Huckaby as the new chancellor-designate of the University System of Georgia (USG).

The regents made their decision in a special called meeting today.

The announcement comes two weeks after the Board named Huckaby, 69, as the lone finalist for the job.

"As has been noted in numerous articles and editorials in the press statewide, clearly Hank Huckaby is seen as the person the System needs at this important time," said Board chair Willis Potts. "We feel he will serve the University System, the Board of Regents and the state well as we address the many and significant challenges of the present and prepare for the future."

Huckaby will take up his duties as the System's 12th chancellor on July 1, following the June 30 retirement of current chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr.

SCAD presents the fourth annual “Out to Launch” portfolio exhibition

SCAD presents the fourth annual “Out to Launch” portfolio exhibition

ATLANTA: 

SCAD presents the fourth annual “Out to Launch” portfolio exhibition 

WHAT: "Out to Launch" is a premier industry event created exclusively by the Savannah College of Art and Design for art directors and creative leaders to preview graduating student portfolios and meet emerging creative talent.

WHERE: SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree ST NW

WHEN: The event kicks off Thursday, May 5, with a portfolio exhibit and reception from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Out to Launch reconvenes Friday, May 6 at 8:30 a.m.

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

ATLANTA -- United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) has expressed his support for Georgia's charter schools and applauded those working to expand the charter system on behalf of children, families and communities across the state.

The week of May 2 is National Charter Schools Week.

"Georgia's excellent charter school sector continues to raise the bar for educational standards, and I applaud the Georgia Charter Schools Association for their commitment to education," said Sen. Chambliss. "Charter schools' emphasis on empowering parents with public school choice, innovation and local control provide quality alternatives for many families, and they give our students a good foundation to succeed.