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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 | 0 0 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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb Sheriff’s Office: think twice before passing stopped school buses
School districts and law enforcement agencies in DeKalb County have been cracking down on drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the ...
October 28, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barge endorses Democrat for superintendent
Republican state superintendent John Barge is endorsing the Democratic candidate seeking to take his place as the state's top education official. Barge said Thursday that Valarie Wilson will contin...
October 23, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 7 7 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 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our Lady of the Assumption students give back with service projects
Students at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School participated in its fourth annual Day of Service last week. More than 500 students at the Brookhaven school spent the entire day supporting th...
September 30, 2014 10:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oglethorpe awarded funds to support core curriculum
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has selected Oglethorpe University to receive a sizable three-year grant to support its Explorations in the Core program, which evaluates and implements innovations ...
September 23, 2014 11:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district boosts budget surplus to $30.9M
The DeKalb County School District recently announced a 35 percent increase in its surplus for fiscal 2014, reporting an additional $10.9 million in reserves over the $20 million surplus previously ...
September 16, 2014 12:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kittredge Magnet School hosts fall family event
On Friday, Kittredge Magnet School will invite its students and families to the second fall family picnic, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will be on the back field at the school, 1663 E. Nancy Cr...
September 16, 2014 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Many colleges re-thinking sexual assault awareness
As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” — a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault. This year is different, tho...
September 11, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Perimeter College celebrates 50 years
This year marks a milestone for Georgia Perimeter College as the school celebrates its 50th anniversary. Starting out as DeKalb College in 1964, the school was the first and only two-year college i...
September 09, 2014 12:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Infinite Campus provides new portal for DeKalb parents and students
The DeKalb County School District announced its new and updated campus portal, a confidential and secure website that allows parents and guardians to log in and view their children’s progress in sc...
September 02, 2014 10:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community questions DeKalb charter system petition
The DeKalb County School District is actively seeking to petition the state board of education to become a full charter system and has held several meetings around the county to engage in citizen i...
September 02, 2014 09:43 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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