The AJC is reporting that a specially convened panel of educators from around the country reviewed the performance of the DeKalb County School District. On Wednesday the panel announced that it found some improvement, but not enough to get the system out of accreditation limbo.
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Ty Tagami reports that basically:
The panel was assembled by AdvanceED, the parent company of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accreditation agency. The panel’s recommendation is not binding until AdvanceEd ratifies it, which is expected in coming weeks.
The panelists interviewed 1,132 students, parents, teachers and others at 26 schools. They assembled and reviewed data and then debated until nearly midnight Tuesday before deciding DeKalb should maintain its “accredited on advisement” status, lead evaluator Judy Forbes said Wednesday.
“This means that they are accredited,” Forbes said.
But not fully.