Monthly Archives: July 2014

Converting McNair High School to a Start-Up Charter

[From Stan Jester’s Fact Checker blog] This evening at 5pm, the DeKalb Schools board will vote to approve converting Ronald McNair High School into a Start-Up Charter School over the next 6 years. As a start-up charter, DeKalb College & … Continue reading

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Georgia’s back-to-school sales tax holiday is back under new law

By Greg Bluestein The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia’s back-to-school sales tax holiday is back for another two years. So is another tax-free holiday weekend for energy efficient appliances. …school sales tax holiday will stretch from Aug. 1-2. Shoppers won’t have to … Continue reading

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DeKalb Student Growth Percentile (SGP) vs the rest of the state

Stan Jester has posted yet another couple of fact-filled blog posts full of interesting information. First, New Data – Student Growth Percentile (SGP) The Georgia Department of Education released Student Growth Percentile (SGP) data yesterday. SGPs describe the amount of … Continue reading

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Update on the International Teachers contract

IN JUNE, we posted our concerns about two, one year contracts totaling over three million dollars for international teachers unanimously approved at the June board meeting. Not only did it stick in our craw that we are paying high fees … Continue reading

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Early Election Results

It looks like we have winners … in most categories – state school super primaries look pretty close as of this writing. And the primary runoffs for state school superintendent look like this >>

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