Friday, August 5, 2011
The day's top headlines for Friday, August 5, 2011
Welcome Back to School, Kids. DeKalb Police Demonstrate New Law Enforcement Simulator. Atlanta Firefighters Rescue Man From Burning Home in Historic Neighborhood. Hundreds Rally in Support of Atlanta Public Schools.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
The top headlines of the week for July 11-15, 2011
Brown Middle School Principal Promoted to SRT 1 Superintendent. King Middle School's Principal Named To Regional Superintendent Post. Inman Principal Tapped for Admin Job. Commissioners Cut CCT Bus Routes. Tragic Day: Police, Attorney Say Victim Probably Didn't See it Coming. Avondale Estates Police Officer Involved in Shooting. Decatur School Board Raises Millage Rate by One Mill. DeKalb School Board Votes on Cell Phone Towers. Police Arrest Midtown Building Security Guard in Fatal Shooting. Austell-based Cobb Taxpayers Association Wants Residents to Oppose New Tax Increase. Charlie Loudermilk Statue Unveiled in Birthday Surprise.
Friday, July 15, 2011
The day's top headlines for Friday, July 15, 2011.
'We Owe the Students,' Interim Superintendent Tells Gathering. 'Disgruntled Employee' Suspected in Triple Shooting That Killed One Woman. Avondale Estates Officer Involved in Shooting. From the Civil War to Civil Rights. Wiz Kids Flock to Phipps Plaza for Harry Potter's Last Spell. The End of an Era.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
King Middle School's Principal Named to Regional Superintendent Post. Brown Middle School Principal Promoted to SRT1 Superintendent. Inman Principal Tapped for Admin Job. Inman Park Developer Snagged With $1,000 Penalty. Board Votes Down Cell Tower at Medlock. Charlie Loudermilk Status Unveiled on His 84th Birthday.
Monday, July 11, 2011
This week, Patch focuses on local parents, asking for their take on the CRCT cheating scandal that has shaken the Atlanta public school system.
The Atlanta public school Criterion-Referenced Competency Test cheating scandal is inspiring intense debate and criticism of the education system among Atlanta residents and families. Many parents are questioning the sense of a system that puts so much pressure on teachers to produce high scores in order to keep their jobs and be promoted. Locals are calling for better ways to keep cheating practices like changing test scores in check. Despite the pressure, the consensus appears to be that the teachers, principals, and superintendents involved are each directly responsible for their participation in the scandal. Check out the Brookhaven parents who gave their take on CRCT cheating on this week's Patch Asks.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
The week's top headlines for July 4-8, 2011
Buckhead Projects in Reduced Transportation List. Several East Atlanta Projects Make ARC List. Three Schools Accused of 'Most Severe Cheating' in SW Atlanta. How Did Your School Fare in the Cheating Investigation? Funeral for Druid Hills Alum Set for Saturday. Music Midtown Returns to Atlanta. Budget Cuts Don't Affect Cobb Animal Control. Billy Bob Thornton, Kevin Bacon Shoot Film in Decatur. Cobb Chamber's Summer JAM is a Success. Peachtree Road Races Brings Colorful Costumes, Family Sharings.
Friday, July 8, 2011
The day's top headlines for Friday, July 8, 2011
Buckhead Projects Included in Transportation List. Several East Atlanta Proposals Make Second Round of Transportation Project Cuts. A Letter from APS Superintendent Davis. View from a Cop: The Casey Anthony Verdict. Eddie's Attic Makes National List. Why is the Birth of Sumatran Tiger Cubs at Zoo Atlanta So Important?
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The day's top headlines for Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Three Schools Accused of Most 'Severe' Cheating are in SW Atlanta. How Did Your School Fare in the Cheating Investigation? Music Midtown Returns. Decatur Officials React to Georgia Supreme Court Ruling.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The day's top stories for Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Buckhead Lawmaker: APS Has 'Lost its Way.' Take the Atlanta Board of Education SACS Progress Survey. Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School Gets Federal Grant. Billy Bob Thornton, Kevin Bacon Shoot Film in Decatur. Stone Mountain Gets New Sidewalks. Grady Stadium Earns Award of Excellence. The 'Fur Bus' Fourth of July Tailgate.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The week's top headlines for June 27-July 1, 2011
Meet APS Candidates for Superintendent. Young Undocumented Immigrants Arrested at State Capitol. Smyrna State Rep Weighs in on Immigration Controversy. DeKalb Commission Hopes for Better Price on LaVista Property. Preschool Shooting Evidence: Fake Beard, Travel Receipts and Neighbor. Elena Parent: We Can Take Our Time With Cityhood Proposal. Druid Hills Golf Club Plays Host to 4th Dogwood Invitational. DAR Leader: Why the 4th of July is Important. Veteran, Pilot Shares His Thoughts on the 4th of July.