Category Archives: DeKalb County, Georgia

October 8, 2014 Board Meeting

The DeKalb Board of Education will hold the following public hearings and meetings on Wednesday, October 8, 2014: (These were originally scheduled for Monday, October 6, 2014.) 1:30pm 2nd Charter District Public Hearing J. David Williamson Board Room, Robert R. … Continue reading

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What’s happening these days at the DeKalb County School District?

We admit – we have been lying down on the job! As stated before, we all also work at ‘regular’ jobs and have all been very busy this fall. Forgive us. But our wonderful readers continue to send us news … Continue reading

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Shockingly, the DeKalb School District left over 300 state-funded teaching jobs on the plate

It’s true. DeKalb County Schools administrators left the opportunity — and the monies — to hire more than 300 additional state-funded teachers on the table. Here’s the scoop:  The state funds teaching positions earned by school districts according to a complicated … Continue reading

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House Committee Gives Instructions to DeKalb Cityhood Proponents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Betsy Lynch, betsy.lynch@house.ga.gov Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (404) 656-0311 +++ ATLANTA—Today State Representatives Mike Jacobs (R-Brookhaven) and Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) met with Briarcliff, Lakeside and Tucker cityhood proponents to discuss directions issued by House Governmental Affairs … Continue reading

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Charter Schools and Clusters Offer Promise and Hope for Teachers, Taxpayers and Students

We have heard a few concerns from teachers and parents about the updated requirements from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) for conversion charter schools. These new requirements apply equally to conversion charter schools renewing their charters and to new conversion charter … Continue reading

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