Posts tagged with "Coan Middle School"

Annexation, cityhood is the top story of 2014

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 30, 2014

Readers voted with their eyes in 2014 and we published the list of most-read stories on Dec. 26. Their list isn’t all that different from ours. In addition to page views, we also considered each story’s overall impact on the community, both in the short and long term. The biggest stories of 2014 are …. […]

Transition – Plan outlines middle school merger

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 20, 2014

Atlanta Public Schools recently published a plan that provides a path forward for a merged Coan and King Middle School. The Board of Education on April 22 voted to close Coan Middle and merge it with King. ¬†Under the plan, Coan and King would combine in the 2014-2015 school year. During the first two years […]

Transferred – Bockman going back to Inman

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 6, 2014

Two weeks after the Atlanta Board of Education voted to close Coan Middle, it announced the transfer of Coan’s principal. Coan Middle Principal Betsy Bockman will be transferred to Inman Middle, where she previously served as principal for eight years. It was one of several principal transfers approved by the Atlanta Board of Education during […]

Again – Middle school merger on APS agenda

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 21, 2014

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis, emboldened by an online survey, said he still wants to move forward with a plan to combine Coan and King Middle schools. Davis said the Atlanta Board of Education will have his recommendation on its April 22 agenda. On online survey about the proposal showed that a majority – […]

Merger – Super recommends combining Coan, King

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 13, 2014

UPDATED on April 14: A spokeswoman for Atlanta Public Schools just sent word that this had been pulled from the meeting agenda. Decaturish will update this story when more information is available. One of outgoing Superintendent Erroll Davis’ final actions will be to recommend combining Coan and King Middle School. The Board of Education will […]

Kiss a frog – No smooches for middle school merger

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 3, 2014

Learning to like middle school is a little like learning to kiss a frog, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School Principal Paul Brown said. Brown made his remarks at the beginning of a community meeting about merging his school with Coan Middle. The merger idea, proposed by outgoing Superintendent Erroll Davis, didn’t inspire parents to […]

Recommendation – Combine Coan and King Middle

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 2, 2014

Superintendent Erroll Davis is recommending that the Jackson High School cluster combine Coan and King Middle at the end of this school year. Davis’ preliminary proposal was made available this week. Davis is on his final stretch as superintendent and will soon be replaced by the Board of Education. ¬†The Jackson Cluster includes Kirkwood. Under […]

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