Monthly Archives: December 2014

Settlement with Dekalb Schools to Address Bullying Based on Religion and National Origin

Amid all of the bickering over the Druid Hills charter petition and subsequent desire to annex with the City of Atlanta, there was a very important case happening in the U.S. Department of Justice involving DeKalb schools. You have never … Continue reading

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The Dekalb War between the cities and the county has officially begun

THE CHALLENGE >> After years of unrest, corruption and disappointment, and with momentum gaining for cityhood efforts across the county, it was DeKalb schools superintendent Michael Thurmond who first threw down the official gauntlet – in the form of a … Continue reading

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The December 8, 2014 Board Meeting

As per usual, the DeKalb schools board meetings have become a mundane session of rubber-stamping whatever the superintendent brings to the fore. We have questions, but our questions go unanswered or tabled or discussed outside of the public’s view. The … Continue reading

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Gov Deal appoints Michael Thurmond to State Education Board

(Press Release) Governor Deal Selects Michael Thurmond to join other leaders on Education Advisory Board Today, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Michael Thurmond to join 13 other school superintendents and education leaders including principals, teachers, and school board members from … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Nancy Jester!

As expected, Nancy Jester won the run-off for the DeKalb County Commission, District 1. Only 7% of the registered voters voted. But, we take that to mean a vote of confidence in Nancy Jester — that she would win and … Continue reading

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