Category Archives: DeKalb County, Georgia

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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Converting McNair High School to a Start-Up Charter

[From Stan Jester's Fact Checker blog] This evening at 5pm, the DeKalb Schools board will vote to approve converting Ronald McNair High School into a Start-Up Charter School over the next 6 years. As a start-up charter, DeKalb College & … Continue reading

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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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