Monthly Archives: December 2014

Enjoy the holidays. Hug your children. Pledge to work hard for our schools in the new year.

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Good News about some Dekalb Schools!

Last week, the Georgia Department of Education announced that thirty-eight of the 235 schools on the DOE’s watchlist of struggling schools had improved enough to get off the list (http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/some-metro-atlanta-schools-make-it-off-struggling-/njXCn/). Three Dekalb County schools –Indian Creek Elementary, Martin Luther King … Continue reading

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Oh my how we need an education-focused superintendent

Michael Thurmond’s work here is done. It is well past time to replace him with someone who understands education and will focus on students and their teachers. DeKalb, Georgia School Scores Drop in 2014 The district’s average College and Career … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Education in the South, Georgia Education, Michael Thurmond, SACS/Accreditation, Testing & AYP | Tagged , , , | 37 Comments

Substitute teacher shortage shortchanging students

BY SUSAN ON DECEMBER 13, 2014 (Reblogged from the WordPress blog, Science in the Middle) We found this teacher’s idea on how to close the gap in the substitute teacher shortage nothing less than brilliant! Read on >> In one … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County [GA] School System Retirees, Education in the South, Michael Thurmond | Tagged , , | 23 Comments

Does Class Size Matter?

Reposted from the Fact Checker. DSW Note: We are at least happy to see that Atlanta Public Schools is in discussion with their new (highly qualified) superintendent about issues like improving student achievement. They have come a long way. We … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Charter School, Charter School Amendment, Common Core Curriculum, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, DeKalb School Board Elections, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia Education, Georgia Independent Schools, Michael Thurmond | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments