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Georgia students’ writing test scores rise
The percentage of 11th-grade, first-time test takers meeting or exceeding the standard on the Georgia High School Writing Test increased in 2014, rising from 94 percent last year to 96 percent this...
November 25, 2014 02:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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 | 0 0 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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. Board of Education seeks public input on Common Core
The Georgia Board of Education has posted, for a 60-day public comment period, revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in English language arts and math. The standards were revis...
November 13, 2014 09:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 7 7 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 | 8 8 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 | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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State seeks feds’ flexibility on ESEA waiver
Georgia will ask the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility from its Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) waiver in order to delay, for one year, the high-stakes consequences related to ...
September 24, 2014 06:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 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 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mentor Walk introduces children to college
(UPDATED WEDNESDAY AT 6:50 P.M. WITH CORRECTED INFO ON GUEST SPEAKERS) The Sandy Springs-based Campus Community Partnership Foundation is now reaching even more children in its mission to encourage...
September 17, 2014 02:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 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 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kittredge Magnet School hosts fall family event
On Friday, Kittredge Magnet School will invite its students and families to the second fall family picnic, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will be on the back field at the school, 1663 E. Nancy Cr...
September 16, 2014 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Martin’s launches new technology program
A Brookhaven school is equipping its students with the latest technology and devices to enhance learning in a 21st-century environment. St. Martin’s Episcopal School, at 3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Roa...
September 16, 2014 09:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schenck head of school to retire next year
The Schenck School in Sandy Springs Tuesday announced the retirement of Head of School Gena Calloway, effective at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. Since taking the leadership helm in 2000, Ca...
September 15, 2014 02:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Many colleges re-thinking sexual assault awareness
As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” — a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault. This year is different, tho...
September 11, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: New school leaders hit ground running this year
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 9:08 A.M. WITH CORRECTED INFO ON ATLANTA GIRLS' SCHOOL'S JOAN KING AND REACCREDITATION) Editor’s note: In its Aug. 6 back-to-school edition, the Neighbor Newspapers did not inter...
September 10, 2014 11:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Perimeter College celebrates 50 years
This year marks a milestone for Georgia Perimeter College as the school celebrates its 50th anniversary. Starting out as DeKalb College in 1964, the school was the first and only two-year college i...
September 09, 2014 12:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Infinite Campus provides new portal for DeKalb parents and students
The DeKalb County School District announced its new and updated campus portal, a confidential and secure website that allows parents and guardians to log in and view their children’s progress in sc...
September 02, 2014 10:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven Innovation Academy petition denied
The State Charter Schools Commission denied the application of the Brookhaven Innovation Academy to open a charter school but encouraged city officials to re-apply next year. “Even though we asked ...
September 02, 2014 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community questions DeKalb charter system petition
The DeKalb County School District is actively seeking to petition the state board of education to become a full charter system and has held several meetings around the county to engage in citizen i...
September 02, 2014 09:43 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb’s student-run TV station to host auditions for second season
PDS-TV24, the television station for the DeKalb County School District, will host auditions for its hit teen program “The Bridge.” DeKalb high school students who have a variety of skills and talen...
August 26, 2014 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Common Core defended at public hearing in Dunwoody
At a public hearing last week held by the state Board of Education at Dunwoody High School, Barbara Hampton, the sixth district representative for the board, listened to parents, teachers and admin...
August 26, 2014 09:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia moves up seven spots in ACT rankings
The 2014 ACT (American College Testing) results show Georgia moved up seven spots from 37th in 2013 to 30th this year. The 2014 ranking puts the state at the top of the pack among its Southeastern ...
August 20, 2014 05:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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First week back goes well for DeKalb students
Aug. 11 marked the first day back to school for DeKalb County students and according to principals at Montgomery Elementary in Brookhaven, Peachtree Charter Middle in Dunwoody and Tucker High in Tu...
August 19, 2014 11:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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State board of education public hearing in Dunwoody Tuesday
The State Board of Education will hold a public hearing for citizens in the sixth congressional district Tuesday, Aug. 19. The meeting will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at Dunwoody High School, 5035 Vermack...
August 15, 2014 12:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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New charter school incorporates learning for autistic, general education students
A new, public charter school in DeKalb County is starting the 2014-15 school year with a mission — to offer an engaging and individualized learning environment for students on the autism spectrum a...
August 12, 2014 01:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school system to buy more school buses for $5M
At a DeKalb County Board of Education business meeting last week, enhancements to transportation and the purchase of additional school buses as well as the school year readiness report, were topics...
August 12, 2014 11:06 AM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plans for Brookhaven charter school gain momentum
The Brookhaven community is hoping for more school choice when it comes to educating children who reside within its borders. As a result, the Brookhaven Innovation Academy has taken root and is awa...
August 12, 2014 10:35 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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