Monthly Archives: September 2013

Could we be paying big bucks for high school sports and bands while cutting teachers and classroom support staff?

We’ve been having an interesting discussion. While lamenting the horrors of our harsh, deep annual cuts to education in DeKalb, we wondered why we are so focused on teachers and classrooms with nary a second look at sports spending.  We … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, Charter School, Education in the South, School Construction, School Funding | Tagged , , , , , | 35 Comments

The Bridge Initiative…

Click here to watch the video of Mr. Thurmond talking about Bridging Gaps in DeKalb. A recap: How do we build bridges that young people can cross? Recites a poem about an old man who crossed the chasm deep and … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Common Core Curriculum, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Education in the South, Michael Thurmond, Uncategorized | 71 Comments

September 9, 2013 public comments

Click here to watch the video of the public comments portion of the September 9 board meeting. A recap: David Schutten is against the Druid Hills Charter system petition. Lyndsey (?) is also against the Druid Hills Charter system petition. … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Charter School, Charter School Amendment, Jay Cunningham, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Tune in to the very important September 9, 2013 Board meeting

Tune in to another day of marathon meetings at DeKalb county schools headquarters. This is essentially the first meeting of FY14 (the 2013-14 school year). This will be our first look at the budget in detail as well as HR … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 134 Comments

New indictment means smaller case against former DeKalb school superintendent and others

Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 BY RHONDA COOK – THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION Former DeKalb County School Superintendent Crawford Lewis, his former chief operating officer and her ex-husband are facing a third version of a racketeering case first brought … Continue reading

Posted in Co-conspirators, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, DeKalb County, Georgia, Fraud & Corruption, Heery Mitchell Civil Case, School Construction, SPLOST III, SPLOST IV | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments