APS Superintendent addresses graduation rates, reopening MLK’s former school at State of the District

  |  Topic: Education, I heart ATL, School

  Towering in the skies, decrepit and abandoned, lies the David T. Howard School in the historic Old Fourth Ward. Atlanta’s first black mayor, Maynard Jackson, and civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr., once walked the school’s halls more than 50 years ago. The David T. Howard School is expected to reopen in five years […]

A Civil Rights Pilgrimage Into The Deep South

  |  Topic: Culture, Education, Identity, Race/Ethnicity, VOX Teen Archive

Brandeis Bridges Fellows Take a Trip To Self-Discovery While Learning About The Past ¨I feel like I’ve seen a part of your souls,¨ our classmate Dahlia says to us. In our worn hotel room in Memphis, the words rest heavy with truth. I look around at everyone’s faces, trying to visually cement this moment in […]

My 4.0 Fell Off the Face of the Earth

  |  Topic: Education, General, Grad Countdown, Personal, School, VOX Teen Archive

As my sophomore year comes to a close, I reflect on the past few months with a slightly sour taste. Sophomore year was a particularly difficult year for me, and the fact that I’m not exactly sure why bamboozles me. Historically, my strategy of heavy procrastination, intense cramming, strong determination and strong friendships has allowed […]