Monthly Archives: December 2013

Thoughts for the new year

The following is taken from comments left by a regular DSW contributor. We think these are honest and hopeful and should be the kind of thoughts pondered by all of DeKalb’s residents going forward in 2014. Is there any way … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Michael Thurmond, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

What has happened to this country?

A wonderful young American was shot down in cold blood last Thursday. Chamblee High School graduate, talented artist and army reservist, Xavier Arnold was walking the new bike trail built around Atlanta by the mayor, taking photos of graffiti art … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia State Board of Education, Title 1, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 34 Comments

Rules from radicals: Win by causing chaos.

Or, if you can’t beat them, beat them by joining them and muddy the waters. Or, cynical politics at its finest. If you follow the state legislature closely, you may recall that before the last session, a bill, (HB22) — sponsored … Continue reading

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2013 graduation rates have been released

The Georgia Department of Education has released the graduation rates for 2013: Georgia’s High School Graduation Rate Continues to Increase MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Cardoza, GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 651-7358, mcardoza@gadoe.org December 11, 2013 – Georgia’s 2013 public high school graduation … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays 2013 … and a Look Ahead to 2014!

We, at DeKalb School Watch, wish everyone Peaceful and Happy Holidays — and the very Best New Year ever! While we use this much-needed break to catch up with our families and friends, as well as with our jobs and … Continue reading

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