Monthly Archives: April 2015

A history lesson: The ‘high-achievers’ magnets explained

DeKalb has a few what they call, ‘high-achiever’ magnet schools that parents beat a path to in order to apply for a seat for their ‘high-achieving’ child. In reality, these magnets are on-par with many ‘regular’ schools in other, more … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County [GA] School System Retirees, DeKalb County, Georgia, DeKalb School Board Elections, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia, Georgia, Georgia Education, Georgia State Board of Education, Michael Thurmond, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 36 Comments

In the soup with “Supes”

We have been receiving quite a lot of mail about this company called “Supes” that, similar to the Broad Academy that brought us Dr. Atkinson, ‘trains’ superintendents and other ‘leaders’ for school districts. Below is a link to a nearly … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Charter School, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Education in the South, Friends-and-Family, Georgia Education, Georgia State Board of Education, Michael Thurmond, Superintendent Search | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

Deal signs sweeping education reform into law

Gov. Nathan Deal today signed legislation to take over “chronically failing” schools in Georgia in order to turn them around. The sweeping reform, known as the “Opportunity School District” legislation, still requires voter approval of a constitutional amendment in order … Continue reading

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The Bridge: Has it filled a gap? No way to tell–nobody tracked it.

We here at DSW2 were wondering what ever happened to the Bridge Initiative and the Balanced Scorecard. Both of these things were brought back from the leadership’s big trip to Harvard in July of 2013 and are still linked on … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Crawford Lewis, DeKalb County, Friends-and-Family, Jim McMahan, Michael Thurmond, Ramona Howell Tyson, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Sunday morning food for thought

We have long skirted the issue of true equity in DeKalb County, GA.  School system (and county) leadership ignore the fact that their decisions, which often enrich themselves personally, can cause irreparable harm to young black students and their parents. Decades after … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, DeKalb County, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Education in the South, Michael Thurmond | Tagged | 19 Comments