Statement from Atlanta Public Schools:
“Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is focused on creating high-quality, equitable teaching and learning environments in our classrooms that foster collaboration among all our students. APS has made historic investments in this area, adopting a comprehensive Equity policy and creating the Center for Equity & Social Justice. As an organization, we are committed to identifying and removing barriers to success for all our students, including our students of color.
APS does not condone assigning students to classrooms based solely on race. When we learned of allegations of this conduct occurring during virtual instruction at Mary Lin Elementary School in August 2020, the district conducted a review and took immediate and appropriate action at that time to resolve the issue. We remain committed to preparing every student for college, career, and life.”