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5K to benefit Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School

5K to benefit Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School

ATLANTA -- The second annual Run with the Wolves 5K, 1-Mile and Health Fair will be held later this month.

This annual event raises money for Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School. Its goal is to promote healthy choices and active lifestyles.

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Run with the Wolves will be held Saturday, Apr. 20. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., with the 5K scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. start. The health fair will run until 11 a.m.

Pre-registration is $20 until Apr. 15 and $25 after. The 1-mile run is $15 until Apr. 15 and $20 after. Visit atlncs.org for more information and to sign up.

All 35 indicted APS educators bond out of jail

All 35 indicted APS educators bond out of jail

ATLANTA -- All 35 of the indicted educators accused in the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal have bonded out of the Fulton County Jail after turning themselves in on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

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Here are the people who've turned themselves in so far, their charges and their bond amounts:

Beverly Hall (Former superintendent) -- Racketeering, theft by taking, false statements and false swearing -- $200,000 bond

Armstead Salters (Principal at Gideons Elementary) -- Racketeering, false statements and influencing witnesses -- $100,000 bond

Tabeeka Jordan (Assistant principal at Deerwood Elementary) -- Racketeering, theft by taking and false statements -- $10,000 bond

Desai Curb (Teacher at Dobbs Elementary) -- Racketeering and false statements -- $60,000 bond

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

On the heels of a successful campaign launch for "I Am Not Yours!"- a campaign committed to taking a stand against child sexual exploitation, Jasmine Guy has been making her case in national media with the likes of 

Teacher makes math unforgettable

Teacher makes math unforgettable

ATLANTA -- The true test of a teacher's legacy are the students who credit the educator with changing their lives.

That's the way former students feel about Naimah Oladuwa Frame, a sixth grade math teacher at The Children's School.

Recently, several of her former students, who now attend The Paideia School, returned to Frame's classroom to tell her how much she continues to impact their lives in such a positive way.

"She challenged me to make sure I was always doing my best," said Mira Kaufmann, an 8th grader.

"She always remembered what it was like to be a student so she could connect with all of us," said 8th grade student, Katy Jordan.

"She created another group for some of us so we could excel more and she challenged us even more," said former student, Nathan Karnik.

Frame believes it's important to connect math with tangible items her students can understand, such as comparing algebra with apples and oranges.

Zoo Atlanta offering free field trips

Zoo Atlanta offering free field trips

ATLANTA -- Zoo Atlanta has partnered with the Georgia Department of Education to offer free field trips to students.

GDOE officials say the partnership is part of the zoo's mission to make educational resources available to a larger number of students in the state. Officials say the zoo regularly uses part of its education funding to supplement science, biology and ecology studies with field trips to the zoo.

School in the GDOE priority, alert or focus categories may apply for free, self-guided field trips through the zoo's sponsored admissions program through Mar. 15. After that date, free field trips will be offered to schools in low-income areas.

Officials say self-guided trips include admission for students, one teacher and a chaperone for every 10 students.

4 Atlanta schools among 2012 AP Challenge Schools

4 Atlanta schools among 2012 AP Challenge Schools

ATLANTA -- Four Atlanta high schools are among the 2012 AP Challenge Schools.

The honor is given annually to U.S. high schools where students take Advanced Placement exams in the four core areas: English, math, science and social studies. To become an AP Challenge School, a school must have fewer than 900 students.

Atlanta's AP Challenge Schools are Carver School of the Arts, Maynard Holbrook Jackson High, the School of Technology at Therrell and TECH High.

The College Board, which gives AP exams every year, reported Wednesday that Georgia is the 12th state in the nation for the percentage of seniors earning passing scores on AP tests. More than 41 percent of Georgia's seniors took at least one AP exam in 2012, compared to the U.S. average of 32.4 percent.

Ron Clark Academy makes Atlanta its classroom

Ron Clark Academy makes Atlanta its classroom

ATLANTA -- When students at Ron Clark Academy arrived at school one recent morning, they learned all of their classes would take place at different places throughout the city of Atlanta.

They boarded buses headed to surprise locations for a host of unique learning experiences for the students in fifth through eighth grades.

"Education should be about passion and about real-world experiences," said Ron Clark, co-founder of Ron Clark Academy.

"Anything can be a learning experience if you look at it in terms of how I can learn from it," said Ron Clark Academy co-founder Kim Bearden.

The students spent about an hour at each of several locations.

Clark worked with students on the floor of Philips Arena and assigned them various math problems, such as determining the number of seats for basketball games.

Spanish teacher Joyce Estrada Bailey took the students to Rhythma Studios in East Point to learn how to dance the Salsa.