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New Director of Athletics for Atlanta Public Schools

Jeff Beggs was recently named the new Director of Athletics for the APS school district. He will be responsible for leadership of the interscholastic sports program, sports training and aiding in healthy competition throughout all grade levels.

Beggs has an extensive 31-year background as a system-level athletic director, a high school athletic director, head coach, assistant principal and teacher for a number of schools and school districts in the state.  Also, he currently serves as president of the Georgia Athletic Directors Association (GADA), where he is also a member of the GADA Board of Directors.

APS Lunches to go Local and Grass-Fed

ATLANTA, GA -- White Oak Pastures Owner and Georgia Organics President Will Harris is proud to announce that on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, he will be providing 158 cases of his grass-fed beef to feed students at all 90 Atlanta Public Schools.   On this day, all Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will be serving whole wheat penne pasta with meat sauce featuring Harris’ grass-fed beef that is grown and raised on White Oak Pastures farm in Bluffton, Georgia.  This is an initiative on behalf of School Food Focus to raise awareness about how easy it would be for large school districts to source grass-fed and locally grown meats for more healthful meals.

Free Standardized Test Prep

According to a report released Monday, the average score for the state’s public, private and home school students fell for the fourth straight year.

To try and intercept this issue, the Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell and Kaplan are offering a free college entrance exam preparation series. This year is the programs 9th year.

This year Georgia saw its largest and most diverse group ever of graduating seniors take the SAT, the most widely used entrance exam for in-state colleges and universities. The SAT participation rate for the Georgia class of 2010 was 74 percent, ranking Georgia among the top 10 in the nation, state officials said.