01.17 Weekly News Tip Sheet (Week of January 16, 2023)

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Seth Coleman, Director of Media

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Jasmine Mosley, Interim Media Relations Manager

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                
January 17, 2023

Atlanta Public Schools Weekly News Tip Sheet
(January 16-21, 2023)

Editors/Producers/Reporters: The following is a list of events, programs, accomplishments, and/or initiatives occurring in Atlanta Public Schools (APS) this week. Please use it as a guide as you develop your coverage plans.

Members of the media are invited to attend all events on the Weekly APS News Tip Sheet. If you have an interest in these stories, please contact Seth Coleman, Director, Media, or Jasmine Mosley, Interim Media Relations Manager.

Thank you for your interest in Atlanta Public Schools! 

(Wednesday, 10 AM - Noon) John Lewis Invictus Academy to Host Brotherhood Summit to Inspire Male Students

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John Lewis Invictus Academy (1890 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, NW) is calling on the men in Atlanta to help lead the school’s male students down the right path using a quote from Frederick Douglass: “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

The JLIA Brotherhood Summit is being held to inspire, encourage, and empower men in the community to be fully engaged in the lives of the young men at JLIA and to help them model the tenets of P.R.I.D.E. – Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, and Excellence.

The event will feature words of encouragement from Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens (video message), and a keynote address from national political commentator Dr. Rashad Rickey, host of the Rashad Richey Morning Show on WAOK-AM and Indisputable on the TYT Network.

WHAT:      JLIA will host the “Brotherhood Summit: Rooted in P.R.I.D.E.,” designed to encourage the school’s young males to make positive choices and remain on the right path.

WHEN:      Wednesday, January 18 | 10 AM to Noon

WHERE:    1890 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, NW

Interview Opportunities
Dr. Lisa Herring, Superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools
Ramon Garner, Principal, JLIA
Dr. Rashad Richey, National political commentator
Other speakers, attendees, and students


(Thursday, 11 AM – 1 PM) APS to Host Annual State of the District Event to Share District Progress, Key Updates on Student Performance

Atlanta Public Schools and Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring will host the annual State of The District event, live from The Illuminarium (550 Somerset Terrace, NE).


The public may watch “State of the District – Mission Possible: APS2036” by visiting: www.facebook.com/atlantapublicschools.


This flagship district event provides a unique opportunity for APS stakeholders to hear key updates on student performance and our strategies for accelerating academic achievement through innovation, targeted intervention, and partnerships from the superintendent.


Through this year’s interactive “Mission Possible” experience, audience members will be immersed in an exciting and engaging format to envision an exciting path forward for APS scholars. The event will showcase talented APS scholars and bring together business and civic leaders, parents, APS alumni, and staff, as we co-create an exciting future for our district, our city, and our state.


The call to action for the event is to align/partner every school with a corporate partner.


A media roundtable for reporters featuring Dr. Herring will be held at 1:30 PM, following the event.


WHAT:      APS and Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring will host the annual State of the District event to share district progress and provide updates on student performance.

WHEN:      Thursday, January 19 | 11 AM – 1 PM

WHERE:    Illuminarium | 550 Somerset Terrace, NE

                  The public may watch on APS Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/atlantapublicschools


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About Atlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 50,000 students across 87 schools and five programs. The District is organized into nine K-12 clusters with 64 traditional schools, 19 charter schools, six partner schools, two alternative schools and five alternative programs. To learn more about Atlanta Public Schools, follow us on social media – Twitter (@apsupdate), Facebook (Atlanta Public Schools), and Instagram (apsupdate) – or visit us online at www.atlantapublicschools.us.