Category Archives: DeKalb County [GA] School System Retirees

New Superintendent Contract

Reprinted from Stan Jester’s post on the Fact Checker blog >> On Thursday May 28, the DeKalb County Board of Education approved an employment contract with Dr. R. Stephen Green as Superintendent of DeKalb County Schools, effective July 1, 2015. … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County [GA] School System Retirees, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia Independent Schools, Superintendent R. Stephen Green, Superintendent Search | Tagged , , , , | 47 Comments

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

Another call for a full forensic audit

Continuing on our recent theme >> The numbers just don’t add up. One of our regular contributors has spent more time delving into the DeKalb School District’s projected budgets vs actual budgets and the resulting strange, incongruent reports provided by … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, DeKalb County [GA] School System Retirees, Michael Thurmond, Ramona Howell Tyson, Superintendent Search | Tagged , , | 18 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

Dear School Board Chair, The Druid Hills Charter Petition

[Coming to us from Stan Jester’s ‘Fact Checker‘ blog. Thanks Stan!] This is a very long post, but highly important!  Read on >>> The Druid Hills Charter Cluster saga continues. After tumultuous board meetings and debates followed by a thumbs … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Charter School, Charter School Amendment, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County [GA] School System Retirees, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, Fernbank Science Center, Fraud & Corruption, Friends-and-Family, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia Independent Schools, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments