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Students, nonprofits help build garden at Arabia Mountain
Students and staff from Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, along with volunteers from the Nature Conservancy and the Captain Planet Foundation constructed a school garden last week as part of...
April 08, 2014 10:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stone Mountain teacher receives LifeChanger award
A Stone Mountain teacher who has made a positive impact on her students recently received the national LifeChanger of the Year award. Sureka Taylor, a seventh-grade life sciences teacher at The Cha...
April 08, 2014 10:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shaq to teach teens about traffic safety at Arabia Mountain High
DeKalb County District Attorney's officials said retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is slated to help teach teens about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving. District Attorney's spokesman Eri...
April 03, 2014 10:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb schools, students showcase positive initiatives to public
During the inaugural Seeing is Believing school tour, hosted by the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce and the DeKalb County School District, schools were able to showcase different programs and ini...
April 01, 2014 11:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb Chamber, school district host school tour for business leaders
Two busloads full of city leaders, business professionals, school board members and media toured schools last week as part of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce and DeKalb County School District...
April 01, 2014 09:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Common Core fight appears settled for now
Republican lawmakers appear to have settled a roiling fight over national education standards called Common Core. Some Republican lawmakers in Georgia and other states have pushed bills to block th...
March 20, 2014 08:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district to host CRCT and EOCT parent workshops
The DeKalb County School District will host district-wide CRCT and EOCT parents/caregivers workshops. The workshops are designed to help parents and caregivers assist their children in becoming bet...
March 19, 2014 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators discuss future of education in DeKalb
In a meeting last week with District 40 State Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, and District 80 State Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Brookhaven, DeKalb residents heard the future plans and goals for the DeKalb Co...
March 18, 2014 08:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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GREAT SCOTT!: 125-year-old college still a leader in women’s education
Agnes Scott College is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and President Elizabeth Kiss said readers should know that although the college has a rich history in the downtown Decatur communi...
March 11, 2014 12:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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LITTLE HELPERS: School starts family service nights for elementary students
A Decatur school is starting a new, family-friendly program to get elementary school-age students involved and interested in volunteerism. Members of the Parent-Teacher Association at Briarlake Ele...
March 05, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school board reduced to seven seats
Coming up in the May 20 election, DeKalb County voters will only vote for seven school board members, instead of the nine who are serving now. Sponsored by District 80 State Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Bro...
March 05, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special needs, education career fair Saturday
For the first time, students with special needs — along with parents and teachers — can attend an education, resource and college fair to learn not only how to navigate through primary and secondar...
February 25, 2014 12:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district to demolish school
Last week, Dunwoody residents gathered at a public meeting hosted by the DeKalb County Board of Education to discuss plans for the demolition of the former Shallowford/Chamblee Middle School. The b...
February 25, 2014 09:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven resident collects books for nonprofit
A Brookhaven resident is on a mission to help children be more prepared to learn to read before they start kindergarten. Marlene Zeiler, founder of Children Read — a nonprofit designed to collect n...
February 11, 2014 11:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: DeKalb school accreditation - the right thing, the wrong way
Does the end justify the means? When the living is easy, the answer is always yes. When things are going south, however, we ponder how we didn’t see the warning signs. This is not one of those time...
February 04, 2014 03:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district off probation
DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond and school officials celebrated a big victory last week, but the system still has work to do, according to officials. Mark Elgart, CEO of Advan...
January 24, 2014 02:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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