Closer Look: Atlanta Public Schools Taps Finalist To Be Superintendent; Mayor Bottoms Creates Council To Decide When To End The City’s Stay-At-Home Order; Council President Moore Responds To Gov.’s Decision To Open Economy

Lisa Herring, of the Birmingham Public School District, is the sole finalist to become the new school chief. Herring joins “Closer Look” today to talk more about herself and her vision.
Lisa Herring, of the Birmingham Public School District, is the sole finalist to become the new school chief. Herring joins “Closer Look” today to talk more about herself and her vision.
Credit Atlanta Board of Education

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

00:00: Rose Scott reports on the latest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health as of noon today.

Meanwhile, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced plans yesterday to begin re-opening the state’s economy

01:47: Also, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is convening her own advisory council to address when the city’s stay-at-home order should end. Mayor Bottoms joins “Closer Look” to tell us more.

18:06: We hear more local reaction to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s plan to re-open the state’s economy from Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore.

23:36: Atlanta Public Schools has tapped a new superintendent to replace outgoing leader Dr. Meria Carstarphen. Dr. Lisa Herring, of the Birmingham Public School District, is the sole finalist to become the new school chief. Dr. Herring joins “Closer Look” today to tell us more about herself and her vision.

“Closer Look” is produced by Grace Walker and LaShawn Hudson.

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