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$40 = 4 Class Pass for Group Piano or Guitar Lessons at Eclectic Music (50% off)

$40 = 4 Class Pass for Group Piano or Guitar Lessons at Eclectic Music (50% off)

50% off Group Guitar & Piano Lessons at Eclectic Music, an intown music school, where learning about music is fun for students of any age.

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This isn't the musical torture from our childhood. No more "Mom, please let me quit!" or boring scales.

APS 4th Grade Students Score On Par With Students In Other Urban Districts On National Science Exam

APS 4th Grade Students Score On Par With Students In Other Urban Districts On National Science Exam

ATLANTA – APS 4th grade students scored on a par with their counterparts in other large urban school districts across the nation in the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) science exam administered in the spring of 2009.

The average science score for fourth grade students in Atlanta was 134.  The average NAEP science score for fourth grade students in large urban districts around the country was 135 in 2009.

Georgia-Pacific to donate supplies to APS classrooms

Georgia-Pacific to donate supplies to APS classrooms

ATLANTA – (Atlanta Public Schools) All APS elementary school classrooms will receive boxes of school supplies from Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific, as part of a month-long national corporate employee campaign that started last month on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday and will conclude at the end of February.

The company will deliver the supplies, including notebook paper, pencils, pens, construction paper, crayons and hand sanitizer to M. Agnes Jones Elementary School at Noon Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.  Along with these “care boxes”, each elementary school will also receive two cases of office paper, paper towels and facial tissue products.

Georgia-Pacific employees will arrive at the school on a chartered school bus, as they do on a weekly basis to engage in mentoring activities with students through the Atlanta Partners for Education program.

Young Artists Shine at 'Rising Talent Art Show'

Young Artists Shine at 'Rising Talent Art Show'

Talented young artists from Holy Innocents' Episcopal School will showcase their recent work Thursday, Feb. 3, from 6-8 p.m.in the "Rising Talent Art" Show at Tula Art Center. Artworks will be for sale.

The public is invited to enjoy artistry as well as refreshments and entertainment by student musicians.

The Tula Art Center is located at 75 Bennett St., Studio K-1 in Atlanta. For more information or directions, visit: http://www.tulaartcenter.com/.

For questions about artists and their work, contact HIES faculty member Judie Jacobs at" Judie.Jacobs@hies.org.

 

The Great Atlanta Media Leap Forward

The Great Atlanta Media Leap Forward

We’ve got a lot of, er, *transitioning* ahead of us in Atlanta. We can read between the lines, here in this greatest of Southern cities, and understand what the underlying code is there. And yeah, if we weren’t so darn cowardly about those matters we could have an open conversation about the City of Atlanta *transitioning*, but I don’t think we’re quite ready for that yet.

Anyways… that’s off-topic, as what I’d like to point-out today is the great effort by 11AliveNews, or what we used to just call WXIA, to live-stream the critical Atlanta Public Schools (APS) board meeting for the community yesterday, January 24, 2011.

Community Meeting at Grady High School, January 25th

Community Meeting at Grady High School, January 25th

During the Atlanta School Board Meeting, held on yesterday, the board voted to accept the SACS report and promised that they would work together to address the six points outlined in the report. And today, January 25th, parents of APS students will host a community meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Grady High School Theater.

Cecily Harsch-Kinnane (District 3), along with Reuben McDaniel (At Large Board Member, District 8), will provide information and answer questions about the accreditation status of APS Schools. Brenda Muhammad, District 2 Board Member, has also been invited to attend. "The SACS Report focuses solely on APS Board of Education governance issues."

Grady High School is located at 929 Charles Allen Drive in Atlanta.

APS Schools, Offices closed Thursday for the 4th Consecutive Day due to Weather

APS Schools, Offices closed Thursday for the 4th Consecutive Day due to Weather

Atlanta, GA-- (Submitted by APS)

APS schools and offices will be closed Thursday (Jan. 13) for the fourth consecutive day due to hazardous road and travel conditions that continue to exist throughout the metropolitan area.

APS makes schools and facilities closing and opening decisions based on a continuous assessment of current and predicted weather and travel conditions, with the safety and security of students and employees constituting the primary factor.

The district will proactively announce the status of schools and offices on a daily basis, including when the district reopens.