Monthly Archives: April 2014

Charter Schools and State Superintendent Candidates …

The Georgia Charter Schools Association asked each of the 15 candidates for State Schools Superintendent to complete a questionnaire specific to chartering in Georgia. Of the 15 candidates on the ballot for the May 20th primaries, 9 candidates completed the survey, 1 candidate turned … Continue reading

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Who Will Tell Your Story?

Give us the information and DeKalb School Watch (DSW) will tell your story. No, not you personally and identifiably. DSW will compile facts and figures, very carefully and intentionally protecting your identity and the identity of others who provide us … Continue reading

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We simply must push beyond the race issue in Georgia and DeKalb, or truly be ‘Left Behind’.

Have you all seen and read the latest story from National Geographic? It seems that we are becoming a true melting pot far faster than was predicted. National Geographic says, “The U.S. Census Bureau has collected detailed data on multiracial … Continue reading

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DeKalb students’ test scores lowest in metro

A new article at the AJC informs us that yet again, DeKalb posted the lowest test scores on the 2013 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) of all area metro systems. Mark Elgart just restored accreditation, emphatically claiming that … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Michael Thurmond, Ramona Howell Tyson, SACS/Accreditation, Testing & AYP | Tagged , | 86 Comments

Nancy Jester’s t-shirt response

From our Emails >> There’s an interesting discussion going on in the Get Schooled blog at the AJC. What a great exercise of The First Amendment! I am always refreshed to see a robust dialogue even though we may disagree. … Continue reading

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