Closer Look: APS Supt. Dr Meria Carstarphen Talks School Board’s Decision Not To Extend Her Contract; The Mission of Kids Boost

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen joins "Closer Look" in studio following news that her contract will not be renewed once ends June 30, 2020.
Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen joins "Closer Look" in studio following news that her contract will not be renewed once ends June 30, 2020.
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Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on former democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff’s announcement that he’s challenging Republican Sen. David Perdue in 2020. Ossoff is one of five Democrats vying for the seat.
  • In other news, a truck carrying hazardous materials overturned on a Dawson County Highway this morning, resulting in hours of road closures.
  • 3:35: Monday the Atlanta Board of Education voted not to extend the contract of current APS Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen. Dr. Carstarphen joins “Closer Look” in the studio to discuss the board’s decision and her top priorities for the remainder of the school year.
  • 42:51: A local nonprofit called Kids Boost aims to encourage kids and teenagers from age eight-years-old to eighteen to give back and help others. Founder and executive director of Kids Boost, Kristen Witzel explains the organization’s mission.
Founder and executive director of Kids Boost, Kristen Witzel joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss the organization’s mission. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.