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APS after-school athletic events, practices cancelled until Thursday

APS after-school athletic events, practices cancelled until Thursday

According to Keith Bromery of Atlanta Public Schools:

All after-school athletic events and practices are cancelled Wednesday due to threatening weather conditions predicted for the metropolitan area this afternoon.  Weather forecasters are predicting high winds, lightening and heavy rain associated with a storm system that has spawned tornadoes and intense thunderstorms across sections of the country to the west of Georgia.

All APS high school baseball games scheduled for this afternoon will be made up Thursday.

For more information tune in to 11Alive News at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

 

College tuition, fee hike reignites HOPE debate

College tuition, fee hike reignites HOPE debate

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Board of Regents has announced a hike in both tuition and fees for Georgia's state colleges and universities during a meeting Tuesday.

"It's highly likely that tuition will have to increase to meet the needs of the students and to meet the student growth we have experienced," said Regents executive John Millsaps before the meeting.

The tuition hike comes close on the heels of a major overhual of the popular HOPE scholarship program which means students will be left to pay the rising costs of college in the state.

State representative Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, who played a major role in revamping the HOPE scholarship, says tough choices had to be made to keep the program afloat financially.

"Students are still getting one of the best values in the country," State Rep. Collins said. "We feel like we've done what we needed to do to keep a program solvent for future generations.

APS schools, offices to close for spring break

APS schools, offices to close for spring break

ATLANTA – (submitted by Atlanta Public Schools) All Atlanta Public Schools facilities, including schools and offices, will be closed for the annual spring break period from Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8. 

Classes resume for all APS students Monday, April 11.  APS administrative and support facilities also reopen April 11.

 

Survey: Hiring looks better for new grads

ATLANTA -- (Atlanta Business Chronicle) Employers will hire more new graduates this year than in previous years, but young employees may need to adjust expectations, reports Georgia Public Broadcasting. A survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers says that across the nation companies expect to hire 13 percent more new college graduates this year.

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Preschool Curriculum developed by Renowned Author and Early Learning Expert helps Atlanta Childcare

Preschool Curriculum developed by Renowned Author and Early Learning Expert helps Atlanta Childcare

WINGS Curriculum congratulates Atlanta Job Corps Child Development Center for earning national accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The center received its congratulatory letter for national accreditation on Friday, March 11, 2011. Creator of WINGS, Momprenuer, Dr. Bisa, as she’s affectionately called, says, “Director DeNita Gail Murdock-Haley and her staff worked diligently to upgrade the quality of their program and succeeded in earning the national ‘mark for quality’ for their center. We at WINGS celebrate with the Atlanta Job Corps staff for earning this world-renowned recognition.”

WINGS is an acronym for Wonder, Interests, Needs, Goals and Skills, “The essential components of a developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum”, shares Dr.

Grady High School Mock Trial Team wins state title for third consecutive year

Grady High School Mock Trial Team wins state title for third consecutive year

ATLANTA -- (submitted by Atlanta Public Schools) The Henry W. Grady High School Mock Trial Team captured the Georgia State Mock Trial Championship state title for the third consecutive year, following last weekend’s competition.

The Grady team defeated the Jonesboro High School team Saturday and went on to defeat Clarke Central High School Sunday for the state title.

Grady High School will represent the state at the National Mock Trial Competition May 4 - 8 in Phoenix, AZ.