Monthly Archives: June 2015

Something for educators to think about

We live in a fast-moving, hyper-connected, ultra-informed world. Technology is not something young people ‘learn’, it is part of their fiber and being. Educators need to be aware and come to the table with learning tools that speak to our … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Charter School, Common Core Curriculum, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Education in the South, Fernbank Science Center, Georgia Independent Schools, Library Media Center, Student Information, Technology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

A re-post of our own 2020 Vision: For Dr. Green’s consideration

The following was originally posted February 7, 2011. It was a collaborative effort written by a professional writer/DeKalb parent who culled the opinions of a few dozen highly involved parents and community members. It exemplifies the wishes and dreams of … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Charter School, Common Core Curriculum, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Georgia Independent Schools, Superintendent R. Stephen Green | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Impressive, DeKalb County Commission District 5!

After not having a representative for two years, DeKalb County Commission District 5 could muster up only 6% (4,557) of some 95,000 registered voters in a costly special election held yesterday, June 16, 2015. The votes, with all 36 precincts … Continue reading

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Better late than never?

Here he comes to save the day! It looks like Mr. Thurmond is recommending spending $10 million on a campaign contribution retirement “option” [tax-sheltered annuity?] contributions for teachers! JUST RELEASED by Thurmond’s campaign manager turned communications officer for DeKalb County … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Stan Jester, Superintendent R. Stephen Green, Uncategorized | 46 Comments

Strategic Management and Accountability … and Other Myths

In FY ’14, the budget for the division of Strategic Management & Accountability was $205,053. During this year there was one full time employee and the travel budget was $10,000. In the FY ’15 budget, the division of Strategic Management … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Michael Thurmond, Open Records Requests, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments