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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 | 5 5 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 | 2 2 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 | 15 15 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 | 13 13 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 | 13 13 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 | 14 14 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 | 14 14 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 | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb Chamber to host reception for Superintendent Green
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce will host the official welcome reception for more than 150 distinguished guests in attendance to meet and support R. Stephen Green, the county’s new school superintendent...
July 20, 2015 01:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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 | 50 50 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 | 53 53 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 | 62 62 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 | 60 60 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 | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Davis students honored in C-SPAN StudentCam contest
Four students at the Davis Academy in Sandy Springs last week received honorable mention awards for their videos submitted to the 2015 C-SPAN StudentCam competition. A C-SPAN representative visited...
May 04, 2015 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westminster debate team wins Tournament of Champions
The Westminster Schools in Buckhead last week announced its debate team won the Tournament of Champions — the premier national championship for high school policy debate — April 25 through 27 at th...
May 04, 2015 09:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 63 63 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 | 71 71 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 | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools, organizations offer abudance of summer camps
Schools will be out for the summer starting in May, but there will be plenty of activities at local summer camps to keep children busy. Camp registration is now open for organizations, schools and ...
March 18, 2015 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 106 106 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 | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Epstein School names new leader
The Epstein School in Sandy Springs Wednesday announced David Abusch-Magder, Ph.D., will be the new head of school effective July 1. He is currently the head of middle school and assistant head of ...
March 10, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foster Care Support Foundation to host gala
The Foster Care Support Foundation is hosting a game-themed event for its 11th annual All Kids Count Gala Saturday night at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Buckhead. The foundation, based in Roswell, is e...
March 04, 2015 02:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 121 121 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 | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charity helps teens in abusive relationships
One local man has started a charity to honor his daughter, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend. In 2006 Brookhaven resident Andrew Crecente started The Jennifer Ann Crecente Memorial Group Inc. to h...
February 25, 2015 12:55 PM | 1 1 comments | 126 126 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 | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
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Search for new DeKalb superintendent begins
District 40 State Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, said he felt the low attendance at last week’s superintendent search forum reflected a lack of hope and parental involvement, something he wants to s...
February 10, 2015 09:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pace wins three major debate tournaments
The debate team at Pace Academy in Buckhead continues to rack up championships during the 2014-15 academic year. In January Pace’s upper school policy debate squad won Montgomery Bell Academy’s Sou...
February 04, 2015 11:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westminster debate team fares well in Michigan
The debate team at the Westminster Schools in Buckhead excelled at the University of Michigan debate program’s 19th annual tournament in November in Ann Arbor, Mich. High school debate students fro...
February 04, 2015 11:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fairington Elementary students will return to normal class schedule Monday
Today, Fairington Elementary School Principal Jeffrey Jenkins, wrote a letter to parents/guardians of students with an update on returning to school Monday. "Fairington Elementary School will be re...
January 23, 2015 02:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
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