Posts tagged with "Meria Carstarphen"

Contract for Atlanta Public Schools superintendent extended

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 9, 2015

The Atlanta Board of Education has decided to extend the contract of its current superintendent through 2018, a little more than one year after she took the job. According to Atlanta INtown, the BOE unanimously voted on Sept. 8 to extend┬áMeria Carstarphen’s stay at APS. The board announced her hiring in April of last year. […]

(Audio) – New super says K-8 is ‘appealing’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 13, 2014

Meria Carstarphen, the new superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, met the press on Tuesday, May 13. Carstarphen, who APS hired away from the Austin Independent School District, walked into her meeting with local journalists wearing ear-buds. She was wrapping up an interview with Creative Loafing, one of many on her schedule. At APS central office, […]

‘Believe again’ – New super, new day for APS

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 14, 2014

Atlanta Board of Education Chairman Courtney English wants the city to put its faith back in its public school system. That faith was shaken during the last few years after parents learned that top-level Atlanta Public Schools administrators manipulated their children’s test scores. Superintendent Beverly Hall, once lauded for her work with APS, resigned and […]

Pay to know – AJC restricts content on new super

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 27, 2014

UPDATE: A reporter from the AJC sent me a note directing me to the link with the full story. Outstanding. It’s a good read, too. To read it, click here. Here’s my original post … Forgive me a moment of editorializing, but on this point I simply must. The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s pay wall annoys […]

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