Monthly Archives: October 2014

DSW supports Nancy Jester in her bid for the District 1 seat on the DeKalb Commission

Nancy Jester‘s recent Email Blast is reprinted below. We support Nancy Jester due to her honesty, integrity, transparency, accessibility and work ethic. We also feel encouraged that Nancy Jester would build a strong partnership between the county and the school district.  … Continue reading

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Druid Hills withdraws charter cluster proposal; and tells it like it is!

Earlier today, the Druid Hills Charter Cluster (DHCC) announced the official withdrawal of their cluster proposal from DeKalb County Schools with the scathing notification to the district reprinted below. They didn’t mince words either. Can you say, “City of Atlanta, … Continue reading

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Sigh. Thurmond promotes scandalous Ralph Simpson of “Bookgate”. We have hit the wall.

Ty Tagami is reporting Principal Ralph Simpson’s promotion to Regional Superintendent this week despite his ‘colorful’ tenure at DeKalb Schools. Promotion leads to shuffle of regional superintendents If this isn’t an ‘in your face’ power play by Thurmond, then what … Continue reading

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Governor’s Leadership Made Difference for DeKalb Schools

By Mike Jacobs (via Mike’s email newsletter) The DeKalb County School District recently announced that it is running a $30.9 million surplus. This represents an impressive improvement of $52.3 million over the $21.4 million deficit that faced the school district … Continue reading

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Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai >> We have written about this amazing young woman before. [Malala — a shining example of complete class, fighting for education for girls]. Two years ago as a middle school aged child in Pakistan, she was shot in … Continue reading

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