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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 | 0 0 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 | 19 19 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 | 25 25 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 | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Groups come together to provide aid and support to Fairington Elementary
The Parent Teacher Organization of Dunwoody Elementary School and faculty of the Centennial Arts Academy in Gainesville along with the DeKalb County Office of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Jus...
January 22, 2015 01:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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May urges DeKalb school board to involve community in superintendent search
Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May urged the DeKalb County Board of Education to seek broad public input during its search for a new superintendent at a recent community input meeting. “This decisio...
January 20, 2015 10:20 AM | 2 2 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fairington Elementary students will be housed at Miller Grove High
On Jan. 17, around 5 p.m. a suspicious fire engulfed a kindergarten classroom at Fairington Elementary School. Although the fire was contained to one classroom, the main school building experienced...
January 19, 2015 12:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Georgia Perimeter president speaks out about Georgia State merger
Last week, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved a merger between Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia State University. According to GPC’s website, the consolidation will hel...
January 13, 2015 12:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district issues cold weather health precautions
Responding to the threat of inclement winter weather and health related issues such as influenza, the DeKalb County School District consulted with the National Weather Service and Dr. Elizabeth For...
January 07, 2015 01:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board of Regents approves proposal to merge Georgia State and Georgia Perimeter
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved a proposal Tuesday to merge Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College into what would become the largest school in the state....
January 06, 2015 06:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Numbers on CCRPI vary between DeKalb, Decatur school districts
Scores for the College & Career Ready Performance Index have been released and the City Schools of Decatur again surpassed the state average with a cumulative score of 87.3; the state average is 72...
January 06, 2015 11:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jester talks budget, down-sizing for DeKalb school system
Dunwoody resident Stan Jester was set to be sworn in to the DeKalb County Board of Education as the representative for District 1 Jan. 5. Jester, who ran unopposed in the May primary, said putting ...
January 06, 2015 09:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official: Georgia State, Georgia Perimeter College merger to be proposed
A proposal to merge Georgia State University with Georgia Perimeter College will be presented at the next state Board of Regents meeting, the leader of Georgia Perimeter told employees. Georgia Per...
January 06, 2015 07:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Year In Review: Snow, Ebola top headlines in DeKalb
From an international health scare to several election shakeups and corruption trials, DeKalb County had a banner year for 2014. Below are a few highlights. SNOWMAGEDDON When Winter Storm Leon stru...
December 29, 2014 10:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 32 32 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 | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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