DeKalb police: Suspect dead after standoff
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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 | 0 0 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 | 7 7 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 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur High teacher, coach receives top honor
Bill Roberts, a special education teacher at Decatur High School, has been named the district-wide teacher of the year. For the honor, Roberts will represent City Schools of Decatur for the state’s...
November 25, 2014 12:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 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 | 7 7 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Columbia High alumni return to speak with students
Several Columbia High School alumni gathered to discuss the importance of education to high school students. The event, organized by alumna Viniece Jennings, is part of an outreach educational effo...
November 14, 2014 11:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 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 | 5 5 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 | 17 17 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 | 5 5 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 | 6 6 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 | 10 10 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 | 11 11 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 | 13 13 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 | 8 8 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 | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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