Category Archives: DeKalb County, Georgia

Does Class Size Matter?

Reposted from the Fact Checker. DSW Note: We are at least happy to see that Atlanta Public Schools is in discussion with their new (highly qualified) superintendent about issues like improving student achievement. They have come a long way. We … Continue reading

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Settlement with Dekalb Schools to Address Bullying Based on Religion and National Origin

Amid all of the bickering over the Druid Hills charter petition and subsequent desire to annex with the City of Atlanta, there was a very important case happening in the U.S. Department of Justice involving DeKalb schools. You have never … Continue reading

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The December 8, 2014 Board Meeting

As per usual, the DeKalb schools board meetings have become a mundane session of rubber-stamping whatever the superintendent brings to the fore. We have questions, but our questions go unanswered or tabled or discussed outside of the public’s view. The … Continue reading

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Underfunded underdogs win cross country championship

CLARKSTON, Ga — The Clarkston High School cross country team isn’t wearing letter jackets. They aren’t sporting the newest technology in running shoes. They’re not showing off their new championship rings. This team looks different. They don’t have enough warm-up … Continue reading

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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office: DCSD Reaches Settlement Agreement with Federal Authorities for Harassment Based on Religion and National Origin

The DeKalb County School District Reaches Settlement Agreement with Federal Authorities for Harassment Based on Religion and National Origin Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—November 18, 2014. The Department of Justice and United States Attorney’s Office reached a settlement agreement today with the DeKalb … Continue reading

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