Category Archives: DeKalb County, Georgia

DeKalb Student Growth Percentile (SGP) vs the rest of the state

Stan Jester has posted yet another couple of fact-filled blog posts full of interesting information. First, New Data – Student Growth Percentile (SGP) The Georgia Department of Education released Student Growth Percentile (SGP) data yesterday. SGPs describe the amount of … Continue reading

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Update on the International Teachers contract

IN JUNE, we posted our concerns about two, one year contracts totaling over three million dollars for international teachers unanimously approved at the June board meeting. Not only did it stick in our craw that we are paying high fees … Continue reading

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DA, defense agree Crawford Lewis should get probation

Should Crawford go to jail? … The debate continues… Read more here >> DA, defense agree Crawford Lewis should get probation By Rhonda Cook The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Though on opposite sides of on his guilt and innocence when former DeKalb … Continue reading

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Accreditation agency keeps DeKalb at “warned” level

By Ty Tagami The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Read the original article here. The DeKalb County School District has made “material progress” addressing the concerns of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, but the organization did not restore full accreditation after … Continue reading

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John Evans illustrates why we are so discouraged about the future of DeKalb schools

From Stan Jester’s Fact Checker blog >> John Evans, President of the NAACP DeKalb County Branch, pled before the school board this week to look past qualifications and a “straight forward bid process” and hire a “black firm”. Evans said, … Continue reading

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