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Ga. Tech to honor John Lewis

Ga. Tech to honor John Lewis

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech is set to honor Congressman John Lewis.

A spokeswoman for Lewis says the civil rights icon is to receive the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage Thursday. The ceremony is taking place on the 45th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Lewis plans to speak about King's legacy and to discuss one of the last sermons King delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

Lewis said in a statement that he was in Indianapolis working with Robert Kennedy's campaign for president when Kennedy told them King had died. Lewis recalls a "sad and dark hour" for people around the world.

All 35 indicted APS educators bond out of jail

All 35 indicted APS educators bond out of jail

ATLANTA -- All 35 of the indicted educators accused in the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal have bonded out of the Fulton County Jail after turning themselves in on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

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Here are the people who've turned themselves in so far, their charges and their bond amounts:

Beverly Hall (Former superintendent) -- Racketeering, theft by taking, false statements and false swearing -- $200,000 bond

Armstead Salters (Principal at Gideons Elementary) -- Racketeering, false statements and influencing witnesses -- $100,000 bond

Tabeeka Jordan (Assistant principal at Deerwood Elementary) -- Racketeering, theft by taking and false statements -- $10,000 bond

Desai Curb (Teacher at Dobbs Elementary) -- Racketeering and false statements -- $60,000 bond

Ambassador to Discuss Dynamics of Diplomatic Service April 1 at Spelman

Ambassador to Discuss Dynamics of Diplomatic Service April 1 at Spelman

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, director general of the Foreign Service and director of human resources for the U.S. Department of State, will address the dynamics of diplomatic service during a presentation titled, “Meeting Today's Global Challenges with 21st Century Diplomats,” at Spelman College, Monday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield leads a team of 400 employees who carry out a range of personnel functions for the State Department’s 60,000-strong workforce − from recruitment and hiring, through evaluations and promotions, to retirement. 

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

On the heels of a successful campaign launch for "I Am Not Yours!"- a campaign committed to taking a stand against child sexual exploitation, Jasmine Guy has been making her case in national media with the likes of 

Teacher makes math unforgettable

Teacher makes math unforgettable

ATLANTA -- The true test of a teacher's legacy are the students who credit the educator with changing their lives.

That's the way former students feel about Naimah Oladuwa Frame, a sixth grade math teacher at The Children's School.

Recently, several of her former students, who now attend The Paideia School, returned to Frame's classroom to tell her how much she continues to impact their lives in such a positive way.

"She challenged me to make sure I was always doing my best," said Mira Kaufmann, an 8th grader.

"She always remembered what it was like to be a student so she could connect with all of us," said 8th grade student, Katy Jordan.

"She created another group for some of us so we could excel more and she challenged us even more," said former student, Nathan Karnik.

Frame believes it's important to connect math with tangible items her students can understand, such as comparing algebra with apples and oranges.

Ron Clark Academy makes Atlanta its classroom

Ron Clark Academy makes Atlanta its classroom

ATLANTA -- When students at Ron Clark Academy arrived at school one recent morning, they learned all of their classes would take place at different places throughout the city of Atlanta.

They boarded buses headed to surprise locations for a host of unique learning experiences for the students in fifth through eighth grades.

"Education should be about passion and about real-world experiences," said Ron Clark, co-founder of Ron Clark Academy.

"Anything can be a learning experience if you look at it in terms of how I can learn from it," said Ron Clark Academy co-founder Kim Bearden.

The students spent about an hour at each of several locations.

Clark worked with students on the floor of Philips Arena and assigned them various math problems, such as determining the number of seats for basketball games.

Spanish teacher Joyce Estrada Bailey took the students to Rhythma Studios in East Point to learn how to dance the Salsa.

Atlanta Schools discuss safety

Atlanta Schools discuss safety

ATLANTA -- The issue of school safety has been in the news a lot lately since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

Tuesday and Wednesday Atlanta parents can get information about what's being done to keep their kids safe.

The Atlanta school system is holding forums to talk about safety and security.  Parents are encouraged to attend and give feedback.

Schools routinely update their security procedures.  Just last week Marietta High School in Cobb County held a safety drill to practice what they would do in an emergency.

It was not a reaction to the Connecticut shooting, but it's a good reminder of why these procedures are so important.

Here's information about the first two forums in Atlanta:
- Tuesday at Therrell High School at 6p.m.
- Wednesday at Grady High School at 6p.m.