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AileyCamp partnership uses dance to stretch minds, bodies, and spirits of Purpose Built Schools Atlanta students

AileyCamp focuses on developing self-esteem, creative expression, and critical thinking skills while engaging in a variety of dance techniques, including ballet, Horton-based modern, jazz, and West African dance. AileyCamp, the nationally acclaimed summer program that uses dance as a means to stretch the minds, bodies, and spirits of middle-school students, launched in Atlanta June 5 … Continue Reading →

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AileyCamp Launches in Partnership with Purpose Built Schools Atlanta to Inspire and Transform Area Students Among 10 Cities Nationwide

AileyCamp, the nationally acclaimed summer program that uses dance as a means to stretch the minds, bodies, and spirits of middle-school students, is coming to Atlanta this summer from June 5 – July 14 at Luther J. Price Middle School in partnership with Purpose Built Schools Atlanta. The six-week, full scholarship program helps students ages … Continue Reading →

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Outstanding Price Middle School GO Team Receives Recognition

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) selected the Price Middle School GO Team to receive the Outstanding GO Team Award for 2022-2023. The award recognizes a GO Team that has demonstrated a commitment to creating a culture where teachers, parents and community members actively and authentically participate in school level governance, fostering innovative ideas to increase family … Continue Reading →

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Students use project-based learning to spark widespread cafeteria changes and enhanced nutrition across Purpose Built Schools Atlanta

When students at Price Middle School voiced concerns about the school’s food program last year, they employed project-based learning (PBL) to spark system wide change across Purpose Built Schools Atlanta. Last year, middle and high school students met with Purpose Built Schools’ leadership team to share concerns about daily nutritional options. They conducted surveys, wrote … Continue Reading →

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A Look Back At 2021: Our Year In Review

The 2021-22 school year has been full of signs that our model is working. Even despite the setbacks of the pandemic, we are thrilled to celebrate the progress and achievements of our schools. Scholars have made meaningful and significant individual and collective gains. Our schools grow stronger every year, and the families who entrust their … Continue Reading →

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A Year of Silver Linings: What We Learned About Education During the Pandemic

An adage I heard once taught me that there are two types of people. One looks out at a barren, desolate terrain and feels despair and hopelessness. The other looks out at that same landscape and sees endless opportunities and possibilities. The former generally makes excuses about what “could have been,” and how they are cursed by bad luck, while the latter works to create a new reality.

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