THE ISSUES

"Knowing where we've been and where we are now is critical for effectively leading us into a better future." - Cynthia Briscoe Brown on the key issues facing Atlanta Public Schools in 2021
EQUITY
  • Drafting and approving the historic Equity Policy is just the first step
  • Full implementation includes dollars, decisions, curriculum, and everything we do

  • New Chief Equity Officer and Center for Equity and Social Justice keep us focused

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STRATEGIC PLAN
  • Our roadmap for student and system success
  • Ensures continuity and focus for the next five years

  • Requires strong, consistent leadership to bring to fruition

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COVID-19
  • Leadership during pandemic requires balancing the needs of children, employees, families, and the community

  • Mitigation strategies like testing, PPE, and deep cleaning keep schools safer for in-person learning

  • Professional development for teachers and 1-1 technology make effective virtual learning possible

  • Our kids' emotional, social, and physical health are as important as their academic success

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