Herring to step down as Atlanta schools superintendent

Dr. Lisa Herring

Lisa Herring. Photo: Atlanta Public Schools

The Atlanta Board of Education says it will part ways with superintendent Lisa Herring.

Driving the news: The school board will not extend Herring's contract beyond June 30, 2024, according to a statement that chair Eshé Collins released Friday.

Emma Hurt
May 23, 2023 - Education

Forsyth Schools book bans may have violated Civil Rights Act

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The Department of Education found that Forsyth County Schools' 2022 book banning "may have created a hostile environment for students."

Driving the news: The assessment comes after the department investigated whether Forsyth violated the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination for programs receiving federal education funding.

DeKalb BOE member accused of violating policy by divulging superintendent search details

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Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

DeKalb County Board of Education members are poised to schedule a hearing to determine if one of their colleagues violated its executive session policy.

The backdrop: At issue is whether board member Dr. Joyce Morley violated policy when she told the AJC about the search for the district's next superintendent.


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