Monday, July 9, 2012
A letter from APS Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. updating where the district stands one year after 178 employees were accused of participating in various testing improprieties.
Monday, July 9, 2012
The following letter was sent on July 5, 2012 to residents of Buckhead and elsewhere in Atlanta by Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Dear APS students, parents, employees, and supporters, Much progress has been made in addressing district educators accused of wrongdoing by state investigators in the spring 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) case. A year ago, state investigators released their report that named 178 APS employees for participating in various testing improprieties associated with the conduct of the 2009 CRCT. After taking a few days to read the 400-page report, I either removed or placed every employee named in the document on administrative leave. I also replaced 43 principals and the …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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SACS said the board of education has made much progress in resolving its problems.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has removed the Atlanta Public Schools from probation, giving some much-needed positive news to a district battered by two scandals this year. SACS left the district on "Advisement," meaning there are a couple of issues the accrediting agency wants to continue to monitor in the next 12 months to ensure APS' board doesn't backslide into problems. SACS, which in January placed the district on probation, threatened to remove APS' accreditation — essentially making high school diplomas worthless — if board members failed to make significant improvements on six action items: In its 12-page report, SACS found the board completed four of those six action items. On the two that still needed …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Assistant Sabrina Hayes to replace David White at Buckhead school
APS Superintendent Erroll B. Davis appointed Sabrina Hayes as interim principal at E. Rivers Elementary in Buckhead, according to an APS news release. Hayes, who had been the assistant prinicipal at E. Rivers, replaces David White, named executive director for the northside's District 4, known as School Reform Team 4. White is to replace Tamara Cotman, one of the APS employees implicated in the CRCT cheating scandal. Davis on Friday appointed 21 school district employes as elementary and middle school principals to replace those named in the state report on the cheating scandal. The new APS school year begins Aug. 8.