Monthly Archives: January 2014

The legislative session is in full gear

Stan Jester has posted a new Fact Checker, ‘DeKalb County School District – Legislative Priorities’ Hold on to your wallets because the 2014 Georgia Legislative Session started last week. The DeKalb Board of Education discussed the following legislative agenda items … Continue reading

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How do you measure the worth of a teacher?

In response to the recent memo sent out by Morcease Beasley regarding the soon to be implemented Race To The Top ‘merit pay’, we wondered, “How do you measure the worth of a teacher?” How will the powers that be … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, Friends-and-Family, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Michael Thurmond, Teacher Contracts, Testing & AYP | Tagged , , | 115 Comments

Big called meeting tomorrow morning!

NOTICE OF DEKALB BOARD OF EDUCATION CALLED MEETING The DeKalb Board of Education will hold a called meeting at 10:00am, Tuesday, January 21, 2014, in the J. David Williamson Board Room, in the Robert R. Freeman Administrative & Instructional Complex, … Continue reading

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of Dr. King, do something because it is right.

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Should our schools be agents for social change?

Wow. We have had an interesting, extended conversation in the comments of a recent blog post titled, The FY 2013 salary schedule has been posted. Several blog participants got into a detailed sidebar discussion that we thought deserved its own … Continue reading

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