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Students, nonprofits help build garden at Arabia Mountain
Students and staff from Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, along with volunteers from the Nature Conservancy and the Captain Planet Foundation constructed a school garden last week as part of...
April 08, 2014 10:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb schools, students showcase positive initiatives to public
During the inaugural Seeing is Believing school tour, hosted by the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce and the DeKalb County School District, schools were able to showcase different programs and ini...
April 01, 2014 11:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb Chamber, school district host school tour for business leaders
Two busloads full of city leaders, business professionals, school board members and media toured schools last week as part of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce and DeKalb County School District...
April 01, 2014 09:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Common Core fight appears settled for now
Republican lawmakers appear to have settled a roiling fight over national education standards called Common Core. Some Republican lawmakers in Georgia and other states have pushed bills to block th...
March 20, 2014 08:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district to host CRCT and EOCT parent workshops
The DeKalb County School District will host district-wide CRCT and EOCT parents/caregivers workshops. The workshops are designed to help parents and caregivers assist their children in becoming bet...
March 19, 2014 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators discuss future of education in DeKalb
In a meeting last week with District 40 State Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, and District 80 State Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Brookhaven, DeKalb residents heard the future plans and goals for the DeKalb Co...
March 18, 2014 08:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school board reduced to seven seats
Coming up in the May 20 election, DeKalb County voters will only vote for seven school board members, instead of the nine who are serving now. Sponsored by District 80 State Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Bro...
March 05, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special needs, education career fair Saturday
For the first time, students with special needs — along with parents and teachers — can attend an education, resource and college fair to learn not only how to navigate through primary and secondar...
February 25, 2014 12:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district to demolish school
Last week, Dunwoody residents gathered at a public meeting hosted by the DeKalb County Board of Education to discuss plans for the demolition of the former Shallowford/Chamblee Middle School. The b...
February 25, 2014 09:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia seniors make strides on AP exams
More Georgia seniors are scoring a 3 or higher – a passing score – on Advanced Placement (AP) exams compared to last year, according to the College Board’s AP Report to the Nation released Monday. ...
February 17, 2014 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven resident collects books for nonprofit
A Brookhaven resident is on a mission to help children be more prepared to learn to read before they start kindergarten. Marlene Zeiler, founder of Children Read — a nonprofit designed to collect n...
February 11, 2014 11:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heritage Prep announces new head of school
(UPDATED TUESDAY AT 1:46 P.M WITH SOO CHANG'S PHOTO, MORE INFO ON WHO HE REPLACED AND HIS BACKGROUND) Heritage Preparatory School in Midtown Monday announced the appointment of the Rev. Soo Chang a...
February 10, 2014 06:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weber names new head of school
In an email Wednesday, the Doris and Alex Weber Jewish Community High School’s board and head of school search committee announced the appointment of Rabbi Ed Harwitz as the Sandy Springs private s...
February 05, 2014 11:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: DeKalb school accreditation - the right thing, the wrong way
Does the end justify the means? When the living is easy, the answer is always yes. When things are going south, however, we ponder how we didn’t see the warning signs. This is not one of those time...
February 04, 2014 03:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westminster lower school head to retire; replacement named
In an email Monday to alumni and school supporters, Westminster Schools President Bill Clarkson announced the head of its lower school, Kristi Kerins, will retire at the end of the 2013-14 academic...
February 03, 2014 05:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stellar Student: Ben Franklin's Harrison Citron
Ben Franklin Academy sophomore Harrison Citron is making quite a name for himself on campus and beyond. The sophomore maintains a 4.0 GPA while keeping up a demanding extracurricular schedule. It a...
January 30, 2014 01:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Updated: Buckhead’s Heiskell School to close in May
(UPDATED AT 9:07 A.M. MONDAY WITH NEW QUOTES, INFO FROM CYNDIE HEISKELL) After 65 years of educating children, the Heiskell School in Buckhead is closing. Heiskell, a nondenominational independent ...
January 27, 2014 09:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district off probation
DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond and school officials celebrated a big victory last week, but the system still has work to do, according to officials. Mark Elgart, CEO of Advan...
January 24, 2014 02:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district launches new app
The DeKalb County School District just made smart phones smarter with a new app that arms parents with powerful, up-to-date information about their child’s school and the district as a whole. “We’r...
January 22, 2014 09:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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MUSTANGS ON A MISSION: Montgomery Elementary School to raise $150,000
An elementary school in Brookhaven is raising money to supply students with more science and technology-related learning tools. Brookhaven’s Montgomery Elementary School has set a goal of $150,000 ...
January 21, 2014 02:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district no longer on probation
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's third-largest school district has been moved off probation for its accreditation, after a tumultuous few years that included the rare step of the governor remov...
January 21, 2014 11:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal to propose increase in education spending
Gov. Nathan Deal is set to propose a nearly $547 million increase in state education funding when he submits his budget proposal to state lawmakers. That's according to Deal's spokesman Brian Robin...
January 15, 2014 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody school ‘reaches out’ to encourage reading
A Dunwoody preschool recently came together to provide books for local children in need. The Primrose School of Dunwoody collected about $7,400 participating in an annual fundraiser for the Atlanta...
January 14, 2014 01:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newsmaker of the Year: Thurmond transforms school district in less than a year
Michael Thurmond came into DeKalb County amid a cloud of controversy surrounding the school district, tasked with the expectation of turning things around. At the time, the former superintendent le...
December 30, 2013 11:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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YEAR IN REVIEW: County, school system top 2013 headlines
DeKalb County had quite the news making year in 2013 — some controversial and some groundbreaking. From a presidential visit, a new municipality milestone to indictments of corruption, 2013 had its...
December 30, 2013 10:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb graduation rates mixed
The Georgia Department of Education recently released the 2013-14 year cohort graduation rate. Georgia’s 2013 public high school graduation rate increased almost 2 percentage points from the previe...
December 23, 2013 12:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb schools to host SPLOST committee meeting tonight
The SPLOST IV Citizen's Oversight Comimttee for the DeKalb County School District will host a meeting tonight, from 6 to 8 p.m. It will be at the Sam Moss Service Center, 1780 Montreal Road in Tucker.
December 19, 2013 10:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody school system gains traction
The momentum behind a local school district in Dunwoody is just beginning. Residents Allegra Johnson and Erika Harris founded Georgians for Local Area School Systems, or GLASS, to bring about aware...
December 17, 2013 11:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lewis sentenced to one year, Reid gets 15
DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker sentenced Crawford Lewis, Patricia Reid and Tony Pope during a special hearing Monday. Reid was sentenced to serve 15 years behind bars for her rol...
December 10, 2013 09:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pat Reid, Tony Pope found guilty of racketeering
After nearly three days of deliberation, a DeKalb County jury found former Chief Operating Officer Pat Reid and her ex-husband Tony Pope guilty of racketeering charges. Reid was also found guilty o...
November 20, 2013 04:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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