Monthly Archives: April 2012

Emory LaVista Parent Council April 18, 2012

“State of the System, Revisited” by Dr. Atkinson and others from Central Office (Notes from the meeting) DCSS is funding schools differently next school year – not based on points but based on “needs” – they have asked the schools … Continue reading

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In response to newly calculated graduation rates

We recently published a post titled, “DeKalb’s graduation rate under the new state formula: 58.65%” which listed graduation rates school by school in DeKalb. The new calculations showed that Cross Keys graduation rate plummeted from 85.1% to 48.34% using the … Continue reading

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DeKalb’s graduation rate under the new state formula: 58.65%

In the past, DeKalb’s published graduation rate was usually in the 80th percentile.  But that number was simply calculated using the number of graduates vs the number of seniors who began that school year.  It was hardly an indicator of … Continue reading

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NEW 2012-2013 Calendar? Early Release Wednesdays?

Walter Woods strikes again! DeKalb School Watch and the DSW editors are signed up for K-12 Alerts, but did not receive an “alert” about this.  Why pay for and advertise something like K-12 Alerts if it is not going to … Continue reading

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Recapping the March 12 board meeting: Time to pay the piper

Welcome back from Spring Break!  We hope you enjoyed your time off and are refreshed, revitalized and re-dedicated to making a critically-needed difference in educating DeKalbCounty’s children. TONIGHT: Board of Education Meeting and Work Session, Monday, April 9 at 6 PM. … Continue reading

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