The Atlanta Board of Education has approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the City of Atlanta paving the way for The Gulch, the massive mixed-use development in Downtown. Atlanta Public Schools (APS) had gone to court to block the city’s move to use school taxes for the $5 billion project, which will be developed by CIM Group. According to a statement released by the board of education, the agreement reduces APS’ exposure in the Gulch from $1.56 billion to $1.38 billion, distributes the impact of the APS increment more evenly over the lives of the Tax Allocation Districts (TADS), limits exposure of the APS tax digest to be no more than 10 percent of collectable digest in any given year (based on current assumptions) and relieves immediate pressure on the APS budget. The agreement also provides a net gain of between $130 million and $180 million to APS over the life of the TADs. The Atlanta City Council approved the IGA on Monday afternoon during its … [Read more...] about Atlanta Board of Education approves agreement with city on Gulch project
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For some students, holiday breaks arrive much sooner than Thanksgiving and Christmas. The two Jewish High Holy days, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, often fall on September. In areas with small Jewish populations, closing public schools on these days might seem unnecessary, but in areas with high Jewish populations, school calendars act as a direct reflection of equity with other religious groups. We observe major Christian holidays, it's only fair to extend that to Jews too. What do you think? PERSPECTIVES According to the American Jewish Population Project, 7.2 million adults and children identify as Jewish in the United States. And according to the Jewish Virtual Library, New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago are home to the largest Jewish populations in the country. Brilliant Maps delineates the counties where at least one district closes schools in observance of a Jewish holiday. The map reflects many of the metropolitan areas with the highest Jewish … [Read more...] about Should public schools close for Jewish holidays?
The year was 1968, and America was winding down a tumultuous decade, one replete with domestic strife – Civil Rights marches and anti-war protests, riots that brought many cities to their knees and assassinations of beloved leaders. The nation’s citizenry hoped for better days. That year, students, teachers and administrators at all-black L.J. Rowan High School in Hattiesburg made do with what was allotted it in the state’s racially segregated and unequal public education system – tattered, hand-me-down textbooks, under-resourced facilities paling in comparison to those attended by their white counterparts; and teachers, administrators and staff members paid less to perform the same duties. But in the face of a segregated society and legalized discrimination, those in the Rowan High Class of 1968 were undeterred in their quest to succeed despite the obstacles, to make better their own days ahead with a combination of grit and sheer will to succeed, buoyed … [Read more...] about Perseverance, success to be celebrated by Rowan High School Class of ’68
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By Margaret Hicks Staff Writer Phil Armstrong, 45, is a candidate for the Tulsa Board of Education, District 2. If elected, Armstrong said his goal is “…to let the District know it is time to pass the baton.” For the past 15 years Armstrong has been living, working, and volunteering in the heart of District 2. He resides with his wife Monique, and what he calls “their blended blessing of four children,” Raven, Raielle, Philip II, and Charlton. Armstrong, who demonstrates a love for his community, is s polygonal person, a consultant, speaker, vocalist, and businessman. Following is a list of his multifaceted career: The Candidate Armstrong is the son of Rev. Gene and Elaine Armstrong, of Bidwell, Ohio. As a high school sophomore, he was awarded two full-time Presidential Scholarships to attend Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music in Winchester, Va. and Central State University … [Read more...] about Local Businessman Running For Tulsa School Board