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Last month, Mercedes-Benz USA officially launched Greatness Lives Here in Atlanta —– a campaign that highlights unsung heroes within the Atlanta community. The Greatness Lives Here heroes are truly inspiring — their unique stories of perseverance, innovation and dedication within the community reinforce Mercedes-Benz’s desire to call Atlanta home. C.J. and Kelli Stewart were featured for…

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Atlanta’s Eta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. was honored as the 111-year-old organization’s most “outstanding chapter.” Eta Lambda is recognized for its partnership with Atlanta Public Schools. The chapter’s signature mentoring program, “Project ExC2el” awarded almost $30,000 in scholarships to high school and college students in the Atlanta metro area. Alpha Phi…

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ATLANTA – Sixty-six graduates walked across the stage at Crim High School this spring, having completed their final year at Wesley International Academy. More than a third of these graduates began at WIA in kindergarten, comprising the founding class of the school. This diverse and exceptional class excelled in their years at the school. Students participated…

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Three former Atlanta Public Schools educators received reduced sentences today. On April Fools Day, April 1, they were among 10 educators convicted of conspiracy. The trio was accused of violating the Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) in a cheating scandal that rocked the education system. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter…

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“” It has been called the longest criminal trial in the history of the state of Georgia, and today it ended with the sentencing of 10 Atlanta educators. Despite calls for justice tempered with mercy and compassion, Judge Jerry Baxter sentenced teachers under RICO provisions as if they were mobsters. For some the judge gave…

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Former Dobbs Elementary teacher Dessa Curb was found not guilty of Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act False Statements and Writings. She left the Fulton County Courthouse today all smiles standing alongside her attorney Sanford Wallack and her sister Aleesa Williams. Eleven co-defendants were found guilty. In the original indictment, 35 educators were…

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Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall has died. Hall, 67, was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer last June. Hall has worked as the superintendent of schools in Queens, New York; Newark, New Jersey and was appointed superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools in 1999. In 2009, the American Association of School Administrators named Hall as National Superintendent…

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Student leaders from various public and charter schools around the city have come together to meet the legislators and other key players who have the power to vote in favor of House Resolution 1162.  The bill, which is about raising student achievement, gives students and parents options that would give families a more hands-on approach…

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As painful as it has been to watch the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal unfold, I have been keeping up with it. Politicians and community leaders are slamming blame back and forth like the object of a frenetic tennis or volleyball match, all the while reminding the public that the children are the victims. However,…

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In light of the recent cheating scandal within the Atlanta Public Schools System, Aurora Day School, “an accredited school that accelerates learning for all students – regardless of ability or learning type,” is stepping up to address the crisis and parent’s concerns about their children’s education. Here, Kellie Huff, the CEO Aurora Strategies, Inc. and…

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