Inside Perfect fit Spanx HQs ‘squeezes’ into Buckhead Atlanta project community 5
Support system AdvancED CEO spells out school board’s role
july 12— july 25, 2013 • vol. 7 — NO. 14
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Finding fungi Discover delectable treats on your trees around town 7
Play days Summer is more than just the beach out & about 10
Ring tone Heritage Sandy Springs to offer 15-minute weddings community 14
With Lily Buccleugh, 1, left, looking on, Gopal Kamath, 14 months, gladly accepts a tambourine from Jennifer Fargar, a local music instructor, during the “Music Time for Babies” program at the Buckhead Branch Library on July 3. More photos on page 3.
Hot seat: McDaniel draws opposition
Buckhead charter gets extension on application
By Dan Whisenhunt
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By Dan Whisenhunt
Atlanta Board of Education Chairman Reuben McDaniel said the list of people lining up to run against him is the result of his alleged role in leadership changes at North Atlanta High. Two candidates from Buckhead have announced their intent to run for the at-large seat. In emails McDaniel sent to fellow school board member Nancy Meister last year, he listed his concerns about “institutional racism” at the school, meaning a culture that catered to white students. In October, Atlanta Public Schools officials removed the leadership
Advocates for a proposed Buckhead charter school have more time to resolve concerns about their school plan raised by Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis. The petition for Atlanta Classical Academy was up for a July 1 vote, but was removed from the agenda at the last minute. ACA Chairman Matthew Kirby sent an optimistic letter to supporters saying there’s still a chance the BOE may approve the petition. “Let’s focus on the positives…thank the administration for
see candidates, page 5
see charter, page 5
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