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SACS upgrades DeKalb school district's accreditation
The DeKalb County School District’s accreditation status has been upgraded from “accredited warned” to “accredited on advisement,” one notch from unconditional accreditation, from the Southern Asso...
March 03, 2015 09:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charity helps teens in abusive relationships
One local man has started a charity to honor his daughter, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend. In 2006 Brookhaven resident Andrew Crecente started The Jennifer Ann Crecente Memorial Group Inc. to h...
February 25, 2015 12:55 PM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb schools to host male empowerment conference
The DeKalb County School District will again host the Male Empowerment Conference and forum designed to teach and empower young men throughout the county. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 21 at Columbia ...
February 10, 2015 09:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Search for new DeKalb superintendent begins
District 40 State Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, said he felt the low attendance at last week’s superintendent search forum reflected a lack of hope and parental involvement, something he wants to s...
February 10, 2015 09:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pace wins three major debate tournaments
The debate team at Pace Academy in Buckhead continues to rack up championships during the 2014-15 academic year. In January Pace’s upper school policy debate squad won Montgomery Bell Academy’s Sou...
February 04, 2015 11:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westminster debate team fares well in Michigan
The debate team at the Westminster Schools in Buckhead excelled at the University of Michigan debate program’s 19th annual tournament in November in Ann Arbor, Mich. High school debate students fro...
February 04, 2015 11:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fairington Elementary students will return to normal class schedule Monday
Today, Fairington Elementary School Principal Jeffrey Jenkins, wrote a letter to parents/guardians of students with an update on returning to school Monday. "Fairington Elementary School will be re...
January 23, 2015 02:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Groups come together to provide aid and support to Fairington Elementary
The Parent Teacher Organization of Dunwoody Elementary School and faculty of the Centennial Arts Academy in Gainesville along with the DeKalb County Office of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Jus...
January 22, 2015 01:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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May urges DeKalb school board to involve community in superintendent search
Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May urged the DeKalb County Board of Education to seek broad public input during its search for a new superintendent at a recent community input meeting. “This decisio...
January 20, 2015 10:20 AM | 2 2 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fairington Elementary students will be housed at Miller Grove High
On Jan. 17, around 5 p.m. a suspicious fire engulfed a kindergarten classroom at Fairington Elementary School. Although the fire was contained to one classroom, the main school building experienced...
January 19, 2015 12:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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State school board OKs revisions to Common Core standards
The State Board of Education Thursday announced it has approved revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in English language arts and math. Those standards were posted for a 60-da...
January 15, 2015 04:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Georgia Perimeter president speaks out about Georgia State merger
Last week, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved a merger between Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia State University. According to GPC’s website, the consolidation will hel...
January 13, 2015 12:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district issues cold weather health precautions
Responding to the threat of inclement winter weather and health related issues such as influenza, the DeKalb County School District consulted with the National Weather Service and Dr. Elizabeth For...
January 07, 2015 01:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Numbers on CCRPI vary between DeKalb, Decatur school districts
Scores for the College & Career Ready Performance Index have been released and the City Schools of Decatur again surpassed the state average with a cumulative score of 87.3; the state average is 72...
January 06, 2015 11:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jester talks budget, down-sizing for DeKalb school system
Dunwoody resident Stan Jester was set to be sworn in to the DeKalb County Board of Education as the representative for District 1 Jan. 5. Jester, who ran unopposed in the May primary, said putting ...
January 06, 2015 09:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official: Georgia State, Georgia Perimeter College merger to be proposed
A proposal to merge Georgia State University with Georgia Perimeter College will be presented at the next state Board of Regents meeting, the leader of Georgia Perimeter told employees. Georgia Per...
January 06, 2015 07:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Year In Review: Snow, Ebola top headlines in DeKalb
From an international health scare to several election shakeups and corruption trials, DeKalb County had a banner year for 2014. Below are a few highlights. SNOWMAGEDDON When Winter Storm Leon stru...
December 29, 2014 10:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schenck School co-founder dies at 93
The Schenck School in Sandy Springs Wednesday announced the death of co-founder and former Director David Schenck, 93. Schenck, who until recently lived at St. Anne’s Terrace retirement community i...
December 25, 2014 09:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb legislators talk transit, cityhood
Transportation, the special purpose local option sales tax, annexation and education were just some of the topics during the DeKalb chamber’s 2015 legislative preview forum last week. Panelists inc...
December 22, 2014 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cross Keys Foundation sparks year-round community giving
$27,093. That is how much the Cross Keys Foundation said it has helped bring directly to area public school classrooms in recent years. The foundation has helped find funding for more than 73 class...
December 04, 2014 10:27 AM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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May announces scholarship ball for DeKalb students
DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May and the We Need 2 Read Foundation will host its black tie holiday scholarship ball. This event is a fundraiser to provide scholarships to deserving DeKalb County h...
December 04, 2014 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead party to raise funds for Atlanta Youth Academy
For a school with a budget of only $1.8 million, Atlanta Youth Academy’s 11th annual benefit auction is paramount to the southeast Atlanta private school’s operation. The event, set for Dec. 7 at t...
November 26, 2014 02:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia students’ writing test scores rise
The percentage of 11th-grade, first-time test takers meeting or exceeding the standard on the Georgia High School Writing Test increased in 2014, rising from 94 percent last year to 96 percent this...
November 25, 2014 02:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb graduation rate up by 2 percent
The Georgia Department of Education recently released statewide high school graduation rate data that showed continued improvement by DeKalb County School District students. Overall, the graduation...
November 18, 2014 09:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Murals encourage student expression at Chamblee Middle
Students at Chamblee Middle School, 3601 Sexton Woods Drive, are leaving a lasting impression. That is because visual arts teacher Molly Newton not only instructs her students to create art on pape...
November 18, 2014 09:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. Board of Education seeks public input on Common Core
The Georgia Board of Education has posted, for a 60-day public comment period, revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in English language arts and math. The standards were revis...
November 13, 2014 09:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district establishes new enrollment protocol due to Ebola
The DeKalb County School District notified all principals and administrators that no new students from Ebola-affected West African countries, including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and other affec...
October 16, 2014 03:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur leads state in SAT, DeKalb sees drop
The 2014 Scholastic Aptitude Test scores were released last week and City Schools of Decatur leads the state with the highest composite score of 1583. Decatur High School — the system’s only public...
October 14, 2014 09:31 AM | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school board tables charter vote
Members of the DeKalb County Board of Education decided to delay the vote on the adoption of approving the school district’s charter system petition Wednesday after residents voiced concerns during...
October 10, 2014 12:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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IN THE ZONE: Art studio aims to increase creative learning
A former DeKalb County teacher has brought her passion for keeping art and creativity in learning for adults and children alike with her art center, Zone of Light Studio at 1174 Zonolite Place in A...
October 07, 2014 09:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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