Monthly Archives: May 2013

DeKalb’s new CCRPI scores: 66.4, 73.5, 71.2

State School Superintendent John Barge on Tuesday released first-year results of the Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index, the state’s new accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind Adequate Yearly Progress measurement. The CCRPI measures schools and … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia State Board of Education, Testing & AYP, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 8 Comments

This is what Ana said to the Board (en Espanol)

Good afternoon Mr. Superintended and Board Members. My name is Ana Salas and I am a Pleasantdale Elementary parent. The reason why I am addressing you today is to make you aware of the needs of the Hispanic community in … Continue reading

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Monthly Board Meetings Tonight: May 6, 2013

The newly reformatted monthly Board meetings will be held today. In the past, the work sessions were held the week before the actual Board meeting where the voting takes place. Occasionally, they were combined. Now, the work sessions are held … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Michael Thurmond, SACS/Accreditation, Uncategorized | Tagged | 74 Comments

DeKalb legal spending out of control

AJC writers Nancy Badertscher and Ty Tagami are reporting today that DeKalb is outspending all other area districts on legal fees. In fact, DeKalb spends more on legal fees than Gwinnett, Cobb and Fulton combined. Check out this chart compiled … Continue reading

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DeKalb school system sued over spending on lawyers

Ty Tagami has posted a very important article at the AJC online about the Heery Mitchell case.  It appears that Heery and a private citizen have teemed up to sue DeKalb schools for illegally spending itself into the ground and … Continue reading

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