Brookhaven to participate in mediation with suspended city manager
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DeKalb school district voices concerns over Doraville-backed project
The DeKalb County School District has expressed reservations regarding a tax allocation district supported by the city of Doraville. “We are expected to be good stewards of our resources and I thin...
December 23, 2015 01:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb Superintendent releases statement on Doraville Tax Allocation District
DeKalb County School District Superintendent Stephen Green has released a statement revealing his “serious reservations about committing school resources” to Doraville’s proposed Tax Allocation Dis...
December 16, 2015 03:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Atlanta schools differ in approach to drug tests
Drug use among students is serious business, said representatives from local schools. Many of those schools have taken various approaches to addressing the issue, including zero-tolerance policies ...
December 02, 2015 12:05 PM | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emory student among two from Georgia chosen as Rhodes Scholars
Two college students from Georgia are among 32 in the United States who have been named Rhodes Scholars. The Rhodes Trust announced in a statement that Emory University Senior Leah Michalove and Ob...
November 22, 2015 02:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools’ Georgia Milestones scores mixed
Editor’s note: The Neighbor is only reporting on local high schools’ scores in the Georgia Milestones end-of-course tests. For more information on the high school scores or to view the elementary a...
November 18, 2015 02:20 PM | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor meets with residents about Galloway complex plan
As one Buckhead school’s plan for building a sports complex on land on the south end of Sandy Springs continues to proceed through the city’s zoning process, its top official met with residents Wed...
November 12, 2015 07:26 PM | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Google funds projects for dozens of metro special ed classes
Over 7,000 special education students in the metro area will have new educational supplies thanks to a $145,000 donation from Google. Coming up with funds for new supplies is a challenge for many s...
November 12, 2015 09:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Center for Civil and Human Rights to host symposium
The National Society of High School Scholars, an international honor society dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and ...
November 10, 2015 10:52 PM | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local high schools’ graduation rates improve
The Georgia Department of Education Monday released the state’s high schools’ 2015 graduation rates, and local schools had good results. Only two had a rate below the Georgia average and all saw th...
November 09, 2015 04:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local foundation honors master educators
At the 10th annual Atlan-ta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education Thursday, 11 teachers were honored for going beyond the call of duty for their students. The event held at The Carter Center...
November 06, 2015 04:16 PM | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Galloway’s plan to build sports complex upsets neighbors
A Buckhead school’s plan to build a sports complex in a residential area on the south end of Sandy Springs has upset neighbors near the property. The Galloway School is under contract to purchase 8...
October 30, 2015 02:54 AM | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Schenck School names new head of school
The Schenck School in Sandy Springs Monday announced it has named Joshua J. Clark as its new head of school beginning July 1. He will replace interim Head of School Ferrell Singleton, who started i...
October 19, 2015 10:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Holy Innocents’ headmaster dies at 86
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Sandy Springs Monday announced former Headmaster Alice Law Malcolm, 86, died Saturday after a long illness. The longtime Sandy Springs resident began working at ...
October 12, 2015 03:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools to celebrate National School Lunch Week
Following recent federal regulations, local schools have been changing school lunch menus to meet nutrition requirements. This week, starting Monday, school cafeterias across the state, including l...
October 11, 2015 04:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district offers digital resources to Title I families
DeKalb County School District recently announced the launch of Family Engagement on Demand, or FAM-FLIX, in partnership with Successful Innovations, Inc. The Title I family engagement initiative pr...
September 29, 2015 11:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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State approves APS’, Brookhaven school’s applications
One local school district and one local school earlier this week announced the State Board of Education voted unanimously to approve their charter applications during its meeting Friday. Atlanta Pu...
September 27, 2015 10:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district hosts meetings on charter petition
Throughout the past 18 months, the DeKalb County School District has continued to move forward with its intention to obtain charter system status from the Georgia Department of Education. Becoming ...
September 23, 2015 09:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carolyn Young Mentor Walk to introduce children to college
The Sandy Springs-based Campus Community Partnership Foundation will host its fifth annual Carolyn Young Mentor Walk Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolita...
September 22, 2015 02:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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ArtsBridge Foundation Gala to benefit education programs
The ArtsBridge Foundation will host its annual gala Sept. 18 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in southeast Cobb County to raise money to support arts education programs for Georgia student...
September 08, 2015 01:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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State preparing to roll out inaugural Georgia Milestones results
School systems, parents and students should get ready for sticker shock when results of the state’s newest test for grades three through 12 are released, Georgia Department of Education officials s...
September 02, 2015 10:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb schools address potential conflicts with religious holidays
DeKalb County School District Superintendent R. Stephen Green recently announced important changes to the school testing calendar for the Cognitive Abilities Test and the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills...
September 02, 2015 06:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lovett completes $94 million capital campaign
The Lovett School in Buckhead Monday announced it has completed its $94 million capital campaign. Our Defining Decade: A Campaign for Lovett, 2005-2015, will help pay for major improvements to camp...
September 01, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local high schools’ ACT scores mixed
Local high schools had mixed results in the American College Testing (ACT) exam, according to scores released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education. The ACT is an alternative to the Scho...
August 28, 2015 04:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weinstein Preschool accredited, begins wellness curriculum
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta in Dunwoody is entering the new school year with two important announcements. The center’s nationally accredited preschool, The Weinstein School, has r...
August 26, 2015 11:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools welcome new leaders
Four leaders have taken the reigns at local schools — yet all said they were honored to step in the in their new roles. David Abusch-Magder, Ph.D., who previously served as head of the middle schoo...
August 06, 2015 09:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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School year brings new programs, projects
Schools in and serving the Brookhaven, Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings areas will welcome returning students with new programs and projects to enhance and accommodate learning for the upcoming ...
August 06, 2015 09:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Back-to-school start dates
Here are the 2015-16 school year start dates for each local high school, according to each school’s or school district’s website or staff: Atlanta Country Day: Aug. 25 Atlanta Girls’: Aug. 12 Atlan...
August 05, 2015 12:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb chamber welcomes new DeKalb superintendent
Members of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce said they appreciated being a part of the selection process of the new superintendent of the DeKalb County School District and said they look forwar...
August 05, 2015 11:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb and Decatur school districts prep for new school year
New staff greeted students in City Schools of Decatur when they started Aug. 3 while students in the DeKalb County School District will see new facilities and teachers when their classes begin Mond...
August 05, 2015 11:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ben Franklin announces leadership change, co-founder’s death
Ben Franklin Academy in DeKalb County Tuesday announced leadership changes and the death of its headmaster and co-founder, Wood Smethurst, Ed.D. Smethurst announced his retirement in June, effectiv...
July 21, 2015 05:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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