Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said during her “state of APS” speech that some of the district’s failing schools could be put under the management of carter school groups. The AJC is reporting that APS is formally seeking charter school operators, local nonprofits and companies that run charter schools to improve the performance of the schools that could fall under Gov. Nathan Deal’s Opportunity School District, if voters approve the plan this fall. As many as 26 Atlanta schools could be taken over by the state because of continually low test scores.
The city of Atlanta has closed on the purchase of property across the street from City Hall slated to become the site of a mixed-use project, according to a report from the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The City Plaza complex on Central Avenue will contain about 30,000 square feet of retail space with a planned wellness and fitness center, including a pharmacy that will give city employees convenient access.