Category Archives: Title 1

Parent Centers done right can be a benefit to students

From the Center for Public Education >> On Wednesday, the Kellogg Foundation announced the 30 organizations it was giving more than $13 million in grants to continue their work in engaging families and empowering parents in advancing student learning, particularly … Continue reading

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Should our schools be agents for social change?

Wow. We have had an interesting, extended conversation in the comments of a recent blog post titled, The FY 2013 salary schedule has been posted. Several blog participants got into a detailed sidebar discussion that we thought deserved its own … Continue reading

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What has happened to this country?

A wonderful young American was shot down in cold blood last Thursday. Chamblee High School graduate, talented artist and army reservist, Xavier Arnold was walking the new bike trail built around Atlanta by the mayor, taking photos of graffiti art … Continue reading

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WaPo reporting: Study: Poor children are now the majority in American public schools in South, West

The Washington Post is reporting on the results of a study showing not only a long-term trend of poverty in the south, but a recent spike in the number of students on the Free & Reduced lunch program; an indication … Continue reading

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The vortex of DeKalb: A long, slow flush

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As Yogi Berra used to say, “It’s déjà vu all over again!” Yes, folks, welcome to the perpetual vortex called DeKalb. We have been living one long, never-ending Groundhog Day for over a decade now. We’ve enjoyed a 10 year … Continue reading

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Success For Whom???

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DeKalb School Watch received this essay from a concerned educator, currently working for DeKalb County Schools.  As always we exercised our right to edit whatever we publish, while taking care to maintain the tone and the point of the essay. … Continue reading

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Two steps forward, three back: DeKalb now has to repay the feds nearly $1 million

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How broke are we? We already borrowed $90 million (costing taxpayers $330,000 in interest) to cover our expenses while we await tax collections but we aren’t seeing a way clear to running a balanced budget for our billion dollar a … Continue reading

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