Monthly Archives: August 2014

House Committee Gives Instructions to DeKalb Cityhood Proponents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Betsy Lynch, betsy.lynch@house.ga.gov Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (404) 656-0311 +++ ATLANTA—Today State Representatives Mike Jacobs (R-Brookhaven) and Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) met with Briarcliff, Lakeside and Tucker cityhood proponents to discuss directions issued by House Governmental Affairs … Continue reading

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Charter Schools and Clusters Offer Promise and Hope for Teachers, Taxpayers and Students

We have heard a few concerns from teachers and parents about the updated requirements from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) for conversion charter schools. These new requirements apply equally to conversion charter schools renewing their charters and to new conversion charter … Continue reading

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“Weird Al” Yankovic – Word Crimes

A Fun Friday Video from Weird Al — (remember him?) Grammarians, rejoice! Weird Al’s latest video, “Word Crimes,” offers viewers a humorous schooling in the correct usage of often misused words, and it’s set to the unmistakable tune of Robin … Continue reading

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Performance and Problems of Public Education – a public hearing

State Board of Education Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Dunwoody High School State Board of Education member Barbara Hampton will hold a public hearing for citizens in the Sixth Congressional District on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. … Continue reading

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Public Meetings Set to Discuss Charter Schools in DeKalb

Parents, teachers, and school district residents are welcome at upcoming meetings to review a proposed move to charter schools. From the DeKalb County Schools website: The DeKalb County School District is seeking public input as it seeks to become the … Continue reading

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