Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Blog Profile / ATL Intel: News

Filed Under:United States / Atlanta
Posts on Regator:653
Posts / Week:1.8
Archived Since:February 23, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Outwrite's plight: "We can't just close the doors. We've got to give the community a chance to help."

The tattered, weathered sign flapping limply on the corner speaks volumes about what's currently going on inside Outwrite Books. Last spring, owner Philip Rafshoon issued an "open letter to our community." The missive was meant as aShow More Summary

Charter schools

One of the most important questions parents ask in deciding what schools their children should attend is: Will my child be safe? My daughter attended a public middle school in Atlanta and had a wonderful experience—except for the fact that she was hurt twice by boys. Show More Summary

Manuel's Tavern seeks Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport expansion

One of the city's busiest watering holes is looking to expand to the world's busiest airport. In a press release this week, Manuel's Tavern owner Brian Maloof announced that the 55-year-old Poncey-Highland institution is participating...Show More Summary

School Business

Let's say you're an administrator in the disgraced Atlanta Public Schools a few years from now. Let's say a salesman approaches you with a computerized math program he claims will help the kids improve their test scores through technology,...Show More Summary

Teaching teachers

I started teaching in a Brooklyn middle school near Coney Island in September 2007, after six weeks of training. On my first day as a real teacher, a paraprofessional with a Panamanian accent stood in the door of my classroom, crossed himself, and called out, "The power of Christ compels you!" I recognized the line from The Exorcist. Show More Summary

Our Place in the Universe: 9th Toxic State

BY CRISSINDA PONDERA report released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) stamped Georgia with a number nine on its “Toxic Twenty” states list.The report states that...Show More Summary

The War on Teachers

One of the most disturbing aspects of the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal is the culture of fear created under former Superintendent Beverly Hall in her quest to produce higher test scores from poor children. According to the...Show More Summary

Spotted! Governor Nathan Deal selects a, um, unlikely lunch spot

It's been said that politics makes strange bedfellows. On Tuesday, during an impromptu visit to Candler Park eatery Radial Cafe, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal proved that politics also makes for some downright dotty luncheon companions...Show More Summary

Our Place in the Universe: 2nd in Childhood Obesity

BY CRISSINDA PONDERA chubby child may be cute, but a state-wide childhood obesity problem is anything but. According to last week's report from Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Georgia is ranked second in the nation for childhood obesity, with more than 20 percent of our kids considered obese. Show More Summary

How do you spell ‘gorgeous’? My experience with teaching poor kids

My introduction to the effects of poverty in an inner city school in Brooklyn came on the day I gave lunch detention to a misbehaving boy in my eighth grade special education class. He had to sit in the special education supervisor’s...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Monica Pearson responds to "race card" criticism of her Beverly Hall interview in Maui: "It's the biggest public schools cheating scandal in history. We had to try."

A jet-lagged but fired up Monica Pearson called Intel Wednesday afternoon to respond to an In Box full of criticism from viewers in the wake of her four-day trip to Maui to try and get some answers on camera from former Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Dr. Show More Summary

The day the scores came in

Ann is the most talented child I've taught since I moved to Brooklyn four years ago to become a middle-school teacher. She's fourteen, Chinese, tall and thin, with black-framed glasses that match her hair. She's a wildly imaginativeShow More Summary

Ten Questions for... Clint Mueller

Name: Clint MuellerAge: 38Occupation: Legislative Director for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia1. How long have you lived in Atlanta? I have worked in Atlanta for 15 years but I live in unincorporated Cherokee County.2. Show More Summary

National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. unveils an artful honor for Andrew Young

Thanks to National Portrait Gallery Commission chair Jack Watson, Jr., former Atlanta mayor and United Nations ambassador Andrew Young has a new honor: A permanent portrait hanging in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. On...Show More Summary

Our Place in the Universe: 3rd biggest gas-guzzling city

We're a city of car-drivers. This is an undisputed fact. We have the congestion and bottlenecks to prove it. According to a recent article in Forbes that used data from Texas Transportation Institute's 2010 Urban Mobility Report, as a result of all of that, we're the third biggest gas-guzzling city in the states. Show More Summary

Andrew Young's footprints in St. Augustine to become permanent monument in dedication Saturday

Forty seven years ago, civil rights icon Andrew Young was beaten at the intersection of King and St. George Streets in St. Augustine, Florida while leading a non-violent protest. On Saturday, the former Atlanta mayor and United Nations...Show More Summary

G-CAPP announces new CEO, Atlanta fall film premiere benefit with Jane Fonda

In a summer filled with blockbusters, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention's board of directors announced a pair of its own this month. Beginning in July, Vikki Millender-Morrow, the current president and CEO of Girls Incorporated of Greater Atlanta will succeed Michele Ozumba as president and CEO of G-CAPP. Show More Summary

WSJ's Jet Tracker and Atlanta businesses

WSJ has a Jet Tracker tool that allows readers to find out how many jet rides a company has taken in a given year. Here's how many trips some Atlanta-based businesses racked up in the 2010 year: Coca-Cola Co.: 296 Home Depot: 1172 Newell...Show More Summary

Latest DeKalb County Recorders Court scandal goes viral, thanks to an Emmy-winning journalist

Shakespeare himself would have been envious of the latest highly entertaining comedy of errors starring the DeKalb County Recorders Court being scripted over the long holiday weekend. Well, highly entertaining unless you're a DeKalbShow More Summary

Promoter Peter Conlon on Music Midtown's return: "This is not Year 13. This is Year 1"

At a noon press conference at the downtown W hotel Wednesday, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed couldn't resist "stealing a little thunder" away from the city's veteran concert promoter Peter Conlon as the Live Nation president waited to be introduced. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC