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Tapestry Charter finds permanent home in Doraville
Tapestry Public Charter School in DeKalb County will be welcoming back students for the 2015-16 in a new building and new location. The school, which just wrapped up its first year, is in the proce...
June 30, 2015 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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District faculty, community and business leaders honor Thurmond
After only two years of service, Michael Thurmond has made quite an impression on DeKalb County. Thurmond was honored last week at a fitting reception that included proclamations, plaques and sever...
June 29, 2015 11:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb schools' nutrition department offers summer feeding program
The DeKalb County School Nutrition Department will offer the seamless summer feeding program to all DeKalb County children age 18 and younger, regardless of eligibility during the regular school ye...
May 26, 2015 09:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stone Mountain student selected to attend STEM conference
A fifth-grade student at Rockbridge Elementary School in Stone Mountain who has set her sights on achieving in science and mathematics is looking for community support to help her attend a conferen...
May 26, 2015 09:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb, Decatur superintendents wrap up school year and careers
For DeKalb County School District Superintendent Michael Thurmond and City Schools of Decatur Superintendent Phyllis Edwards, the end of the month not only marks the end of another successful schoo...
May 26, 2015 09:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb’s new superintendent aims to target struggling schools
DeKalb County School District’s new Superintendent R. Stephen Green said he plans to immerse himself in the community, encourage more communication amongst school board members, parents and leaders...
May 21, 2015 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Co-valedictorians achieve together at Stone Mountain High
For Stone Mountain High School seniors Ngoc Thong and Myhanh Nguyen, earning the honor of becoming Stone Mountain High School’s co-valedictorians has been an achievement years in the making. “We’ve...
May 19, 2015 08:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school board selects new superintendent
The DeKalb County Board of Education has announced its selection of R. Stephen Green, Ed.D., as the new superintendent of the DeKalb County School District. Green, 61, will start the new role July ...
May 14, 2015 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb schools follow state law, county’s board of health for immunizations
After a third grader at Sharon Elementary School in Forsyth County tested positive and then negative for measles, some parents around the metro area have wondered what the protocol and procedures w...
May 13, 2015 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district announces salary increases, no property tax rollback
Teachers, food nutrition assistants, bus monitors and pre-K professionals will all see a pay increase beginning July 1, if the DeKalb County School District’s fiscal 2016 budget is approved. The di...
May 11, 2015 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lakeside High School teacher killed in wreck with prom-going teens
An Atlanta high school teacher has died after a car crash with two students on their way to her school's prom. According to reports, 33-year-old Leah O'Brien of Decatur collided with two teenagers ...
April 27, 2015 07:27 AM | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emory University employee charged with taking student fees
A former Emory University employee is facing federal fraud charges after stealing about $317,000 in student fees and tuition over a 2-year period. According to reports Brenda Michael set up a PayPa...
April 22, 2015 07:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior students serve community at Chamblee Charter High
Senior students at Chamblee Charter High School will participate in a day of giving back to the community during the third annual Senior Service Day event Thursday. Students will be volunteering at...
March 31, 2015 09:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers in Ga. Tech speech
Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring som...
March 10, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 93 93 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 | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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