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Decatur’s Westchester Elementary re-opens for 2014-15 school year
A former elementary school that has served as housing for City Schools of Decatur’s central office for the past 10 years will once again be an institution for learning starting with the upcoming 20...
July 29, 2014 10:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enrollment up in Decatur schools
City Schools of Decatur, which begins classes Monday, has doubled in size throughout the last 10 years or so, and Superintendent Phyllis Edwards said because they only operate in a four-square-mile...
July 29, 2014 09:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb voters keep Mann as sheriff, decide school board seats
The results are in for the July 22 runoff elections in DeKalb County. In the special election sheriff’s race for the county, incumbent Jeff Mann gained 40,537 of the total 53,090 votes sweeping the...
July 22, 2014 11:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school tax rate to remain the same
The DeKalb Board of Education approved last week a resolution for a tax levy to keep the property tax rate the same at 23.98 mills as it was last year. The meeting was the third and final required ...
July 15, 2014 12:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district hosts surplus auctions
The DeKalb County School District has authorized the sale of county surplus by auction. This surplus consists of furniture, materials, equipment, vehicles and supplies from the various schools and ...
July 10, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. students struggle on algebra, geometry tests
Georgia students continue to struggle with tougher math exams. State education officials released the results on Wednesday. About 65 percent of Georgia students didn't meet state standards for anal...
July 02, 2014 12:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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New training program comes to Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Georgia Piedmont Technical College in DeKalb County is establishing the first transit training program in Georgia and its transit training facility, at the Lithonia campus, will be upgraded and exp...
July 01, 2014 10:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Schools of Decatur sets tentative 2014 property tax rate
At their regular meeting June 10, the City Schools of Decatur Board of Education adopted a tentative property tax rate of 20.50 mills for general operations. This is a decrease from the 2013 rate o...
June 19, 2014 11:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb graduates honored for overcoming adversity, receive scholarships
A group of local teenagers, who have suffered difficult circumstances in their young lives, recently gathered for the Simon Scholars Annual Awards Banquet — celebrating the beginning of a journey t...
June 12, 2014 12:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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$800 million budget top topic at DeKalb school board meeting
Last week during a public forum session, citizens addressed the DeKalb County School Board with a mixture of praise for Superintendent Michael Thurmond and the system for accomplishing many goals s...
June 11, 2014 10:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Resident earns scholarship through Boys & Girls Club
Jackie Jackson said she firmly believes in the work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. She began working at its headquarters in Atlanta nine years ago. Originally, she sought out a job there bec...
June 03, 2014 09:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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THAT'S A WRAP: DeKalb, Decatur schools finish school year
As the 2013-14 school year draws to a close, the DeKalb County School District and City Schools of Decatur are in the midst of planning for the 2014-15 school year, but also reflecting on the accom...
June 03, 2014 09:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marist hosts ribbon cutting for new building
Last week the Marist School in Brookhaven held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new, three-story, 55,000-square-foot addition. The new building, called the Ivy Street Center — a nod to the school’s ...
May 27, 2014 09:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb's 2014 valedictorians and salutatorians
Editor’s note: The City Schools of Decatur valedictorian and salutatorian names were not released by press time. Arabia Mountain – Magnet Valedictorian: Dallas Turner Salutatorian: Amera Dixon Arab...
May 20, 2014 10:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamblee Charter High’s valedictorian graduates on a high note
Chamblee Charter High School’s valedictorian, Lizaremi Luna-Sousa, said planning, working hard and being involved in an array of diverse activities both in and outside of the classroom has helped h...
May 20, 2014 08:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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2+2=What? Parents rail against Common Core math
An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil." What could be so horrible? Grade-school m...
May 15, 2014 12:34 PM | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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