Monthly Archives: November 2013

Guilty!

The jury handed down a verdict today about 4 PM rendering Pat Reid (FKA Pat Pope) and her ex-husband Anthony (Tony) Pope guilty of racketeering. By Rhonda Cook The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A DeKalb County jury convicted former school district chief … Continue reading

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The numbers tell the story

We downloaded the 2013 enrollment numbers for DeKalb from the state DOE’s website. This document lists enrollment and demographic data for each public school in DeKalb county. We simplified the chart to make it more readable and began to see … Continue reading

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Lisa Lee, former DeKalb MS teacher is featured on TED Talks!

For those of us who are lucky enough to know Lisa Lee – and for students lucky enough to have had her as their teacher, have a look at this wonderful talk she gave on TED: We miss you Lisa! … Continue reading

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Educational leadership conference to be held by EdWeek

Recognizing Bold, Innovative District Leadership LEADERS TO LEARN FROM 2014 is the can’t-miss education leadership event of the year, where you’ll sit peer-to-peer with innovative education professionals as they’re recognized for bringing positive change to their districts. Join superintendents, policymakers, … Continue reading

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Malala — a shining example of complete class, fighting for education for girls

Hopefully by now, you have all heard of Malala and heard her speak. The 16 year old young woman was shot by the Taliban in her home country of Pakistan on her way to school, for speaking out promoting education … Continue reading

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