Atlanta Public Schools interim superintendent is working to improve academic performance after COVID

Dr. Danielle Battle has stepped into the role of interim superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, and her administration has partnered with the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy, a development organization for educators, to pilot ideas that can improve literacy in Atlanta’s schools.

Stephen Owens, education director at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, says in Georgia, these issues didn’t start with COVID, however.

Georgia has one of the highest child poverty rates in the country and yet is one of six states where low-income students are not factored into the state’s annual school funding formula.

Read the full article from WABE.

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