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DOWNTOWN: APS seeks teachers in 'online job fair'

DOWNTOWN: APS seeks teachers in 'online job fair'

ATLANTA - Teachers looking for work may have an opportunity waiting for them with the Atlanta Public School System. The system announced an "online job fair" Monday. Applications are due by Friday, September 30, 2011.

"The candidate must be able to create and maintain a climate that promotes respect, tolerance and peaceful problem solving for all students," a blog post from the school system said.

The school system is seeking teachers for the following areas:

Early Childhood Education

Middle School Language Arts

Middle School Mathematics

Middle School Reading

Middle School Science

Middle School Social Science

"The district is seeking to hire teachers who are innovative, enthusiastic, and looking for the opportunity to prepare students for a successful future," the post continued.

11Alive introduces iPhone application

ATLANTA - 11Alive proudly introduced its official iPhone application to the Apple iTunes store Friday, bringing quality local news to people on-the-go.

Here are some of the features of the 11Alive iPhone application:

>> Local news for metro Atlanta area

>> Current weather conditions, short term and extended forecasts, radar map, health indices, school closings and weather alerts

>> Robust full screen video

>> Sports, Consumer and Business news

>> The latest sports scores

>> News alerts sent to your iPhone with option to set a quiet time period

>> Share news and video via Facebook, Twitter or email

SACS eyes accreditation during APS visit

ATLANTA --  A team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools arrived Monday for a two-day visit to determine whether Atlanta Public Schools can keep accreditation of their high schools.

APS is near the end of a tough review that started nine months ago, when SACS told school board members to get their act together.

"What they really need to do is focus on the future," said Dr. Mark Elgart, CEO of SACS.

Elgart said the APS cheating scandal, which broke over the summer with the release of a scathing report by state investigators, is a real test for the board.

"This is an opportunity for the board to demonstrate they can govern effectively and provide the leadership that's necessary," Dr. Elgart said during an interview with 11Alive News in July.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Mr. Burns

ADOPT A PET: Meet Mr. Burns

ATLANTA - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Mr. Burns is a six-month-old Labrador Retriever mix who is in search of a forever home. He would thrive with a family who’s willing to care and love her. He’s still a young puppy and needs a family who will understand that he will continue to grow and that he probably needs obedience training. Mr.

Chicks In The City Tour of Coops

Atlanta, GA -- Backyard chickens are popping up in more and more intown Atlanta neighborhoods with families, community gardens and neighborhood co-ops getting in on the action. The dual benefits of farm fresh eggs as well as the experience of reclaiming ownership of the food chain have inspired hundreds of people to get involved. You can't get any more local than walking outside your door and gathering eggs....and the chickens are pretty cute, too.

The Oakhurst Community Garden Project and Georgia Organics are teaming up to present the 4th annual tour of 24 urban coops in Decatur, Virginia-Highlands/Morningside/Inman Park and Grant Park/Ormewood Park.

Each neighborhood will feature 8 coops on the self-guided tour.

The Horizon Theatre helps launch "Atlanta Art Lives Here" branding campaign

The Horizon Theatre helps launch "Atlanta Art Lives Here" branding campaign

September 22, 2011 (Atlanta, GA) –  More than 20 metro Atlanta arts organizations, which includes Horizon Theatre, have launched a unique collaborative campaign to increase interest in and give a face to the region’s robust arts and culture offerings.

Funded completely by arts organizations, the campaign uses local arts trivia and branding images to educate metro Atlantans about the diverse opportunities for enjoying arts in the region.

Organizations of varying sizes and disciplines contributed a total of more than $20,000 to cover the costs of creative execution and media buys, which would otherwise be unaffordable for many of the participating groups.