Follow AJC’s live coverage of Atlanta Public School board meeting tonight via Twitter, on

AJC reporter Jaime Sarrio will be reporting in real time tonight via Twitter from the Atlanta Public School board meeting. The board will consider a proposal to close 10 schools and move the boundaries at dozens of others. The goal is to balance enrollment in the 50,000-student district and make better use of district dollars. (Here is a primer on the issues at hand.)

Jaime will be live tweeting from 6 until 8 p.m. from the meeting. You can follow her at!/ajcschoolsK12

(Don’t be afraid of Twitter — You don’t have to be a member of Twitter or Tweet to follow along. All you have to do is follow the link like a regular website. She will be updating in blurbs as the meeting unfolds. It’s basically like reading her notes from the meeting in real time. )

The AJC also will be updating the story on as it unfolds, and there will be extensive coverage in print editions tomorrow. Maureen Downey will be covering the vote from her Get Schooled blog as well.

9 comments Add your comment


April 10th, 2012
1:24 pm

No need. but thank you anyway…..


April 10th, 2012
1:36 pm

Not “afraid” I just refuse to do anything called a “tweet”. Social media has no allure or needed convenience for me.

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

April 10th, 2012
2:00 pm

A story with the final district proposal in it —

shaggy they will be updating on the site too — so could check there if interested

Voice of Reason

April 10th, 2012
2:46 pm

Has 1000 followers on Twitter. Let’s just say I know my way around. ;)

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

April 10th, 2012
3:34 pm

I’m just trying to make it accessible to more people — You know only about 8 percent of the US population is on Twitter (I believe that is the right stat.). It definitely seems less accessible than Facebook to folks. Even my university students had a hard time getting it. I’ll be teaching that section differently in the fall.

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

April 10th, 2012
3:43 pm

just double checked the stat – it was 8 percent in 2010 — now Pew reporting 13 percent as of June 2011 — so still not very much

Voice of Reason

April 10th, 2012
3:44 pm

Twitter takes a while to get used to. It’s not something that casual people can do really because you have to be on it all the time in order to keep up.

For anyone who blogs regularly Twitter is awesome because it was designed to be a very short form of blogging.

Jimmy CrapCorn

April 10th, 2012
4:05 pm

Close em all.


April 11th, 2012
6:30 am

Twitter is good for what it is – mass txting. I prefer to have my information packaged for my convenience, and not have to check tweets.

OTOH Girl Genius did a hilarious fictional twitter story – but then again, it was carefully plotted and written in advance – so hardly a typical twitter. In that context, it comes across as something like poetry.

a sample:
“It was time to head out. To explore vast, new distances, to dare the unimaginable. Then I find I’m also banned from the village next door.”