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College tuition, fee hike reignites HOPE debate

College tuition, fee hike reignites HOPE debate

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Board of Regents has announced a hike in both tuition and fees for Georgia's state colleges and universities during a meeting Tuesday.

"It's highly likely that tuition will have to increase to meet the needs of the students and to meet the student growth we have experienced," said Regents executive John Millsaps before the meeting.

The tuition hike comes close on the heels of a major overhual of the popular HOPE scholarship program which means students will be left to pay the rising costs of college in the state.

State representative Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, who played a major role in revamping the HOPE scholarship, says tough choices had to be made to keep the program afloat financially.

"Students are still getting one of the best values in the country," State Rep. Collins said. "We feel like we've done what we needed to do to keep a program solvent for future generations.

BPA seeks volunteers to setup annual Book Day

BPA seeks volunteers to setup annual Book Day

ATLANTA -- (submitted by the EACA) Target on Edgewood is donating $3,000 to Burgess Peterson Academy for the purchase of new books.  The books will need to be sorted and "plated" prior to their April 15 Reading Day event. 

They have set up a volunteer day on Tuesday, April 12, from 7:30 a.m.

APS schools, offices to close for spring break

APS schools, offices to close for spring break

ATLANTA – (submitted by Atlanta Public Schools) All Atlanta Public Schools facilities, including schools and offices, will be closed for the annual spring break period from Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8. 

Classes resume for all APS students Monday, April 11.  APS administrative and support facilities also reopen April 11.

 

Volunteers needed for Atlanta Falcons Gatorade Jr. Training Camp at Burgess-Peterson

Volunteers needed for Atlanta Falcons Gatorade Jr. Training Camp at Burgess-Peterson

ATLANTA – Fourth and fifth grade students at Burgess-Peterson Academy can look forward to a prolonged recess, tomorrow. The Atlanta Falcons Gatorade Jr. Training Camp will be at the school from 9:00 a.m. until noon, on March 29, teaching football skills.

According to the Atlanta Falcons webpage, the camp is a “free program geared towards third through fifth graders that stresses the importance of proper football technique, promotes physical activity and proper hydration." All equipment and supplies will be provided by the Atlanta Falcons and Gatorade.

This event will be held in the school’s gymnasium. Burgess-Peterson is searching for volunteers to assist with this event. For more information contact Coach Betty Jackson at (404) 802-3416 or at bmjackson@atlanta.k12.ga.us.

Burgess-Peterson is located at 480 Clifton Street in Southeast Atlanta.

Preschool Curriculum developed by Renowned Author and Early Learning Expert helps Atlanta Childcare

Preschool Curriculum developed by Renowned Author and Early Learning Expert helps Atlanta Childcare

WINGS Curriculum congratulates Atlanta Job Corps Child Development Center for earning national accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The center received its congratulatory letter for national accreditation on Friday, March 11, 2011. Creator of WINGS, Momprenuer, Dr. Bisa, as she’s affectionately called, says, “Director DeNita Gail Murdock-Haley and her staff worked diligently to upgrade the quality of their program and succeeded in earning the national ‘mark for quality’ for their center. We at WINGS celebrate with the Atlanta Job Corps staff for earning this world-renowned recognition.”

WINGS is an acronym for Wonder, Interests, Needs, Goals and Skills, “The essential components of a developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum”, shares Dr.

Pre-K roundup: Burgess-Peterson Academy

Pre-K roundup: Burgess-Peterson Academy

ATLANTA -- (East Atlanta Coalition) East Atlanta's neighborhood elementary school invites parents of 2010-2011 Pre-K children on March 4th, 9-11am, to discover why Burgess-Peterson Academy will become the top choice for your child's education!

Your child is welcomed and encouraged to attend with you - to meet their future&

APS 4th Grade Students Score On Par With Students In Other Urban Districts On National Science Exam

APS 4th Grade Students Score On Par With Students In Other Urban Districts On National Science Exam

ATLANTA – APS 4th grade students scored on a par with their counterparts in other large urban school districts across the nation in the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) science exam administered in the spring of 2009.

The average science score for fourth grade students in Atlanta was 134.  The average NAEP science score for fourth grade students in large urban districts around the country was 135 in 2009.