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Slater Elementary School and Price Middle School were removed from the list this year; Carver STEAM exited the list in December 2022 and remains off. Improved academic performance was among the criteria that led to this achievement.
In 1998, I began my journey as an elementary teacher under the tutelage of my aunt and revered educator, Marva N. Collins. My mother was also a teacher, so I saw firsthand what it meant to be a passionate educator who is deeply committed to students. Their commitment and passion for teaching were the reasons … Continue Reading →
One of the greatest challenges schools and districts face is low parent engagement. Often, the assumption is that parents don’t make time to engage with their child’s learning community or do not care about their student’s academic progress — even if that student is performing poorly or below academic expectations. It is the school’s responsibility … Continue Reading →
Condoleezza Rice said, “If I can look at your zip code and I can tell whether you’re going to get a good education, we’ve got a real problem.” This sentiment is central to everything we believe at COR. Since 2019, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta (PBSA) has partnered with COR, a community-based non-profit providing wraparound care … Continue Reading →
AT&T recently donated 250 refurbished laptops to Atlanta students and families as part of the company’s nationwide commitment to help bridge the digital divide. The laptops, funded by an AT&T donation to Compudopt, will be given to Atlanta residents in need. AT&T is working with Compudopt to provide students and families with COR Inc. with … Continue Reading →
A unique project based learning experience recently took approximately a dozen 10th graders from the halls of Carver STEAM Academy to the salt marshes of Jekyll Island. The scholars enjoyed an overnight trip in late October where they experienced an introduction to marine ecology, as well as formed deeper connections with teachers and peers. The … Continue Reading →
“Bad food is cheap and cheap food is bad.” That is the mantra of Carolyn Pusey-Wade, Director of Nutrition, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta, more affectionately known as Chef Nana. Since she started in SY 2022-23, the number of students who participate in school breakfast and lunch has increased significantly, particularly among high schoolers, where the … Continue Reading →
“I am a bold future leader, a confident reader, and a limitless believer.” Everyone at Slater Elementary begins their day saying these powerful words. The Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) recently recognized Slater among 155 Georgia schools who have exceptional achievement or growth in third-grade reading as 2022-2023 Literacy Leaders. Slater is among 84 schools … Continue Reading →
Imagine not only waking up to a pandemic, forced into an isolated space without the physical and emotional support you need for learning, but also discovering that the place you call home has been deemed unlivable. This was the reality for many of the students and their families at Luther J. Price Middle School (Price) … Continue Reading →