Category Archives: DeKalb County, Georgia

GAC Accreditation Update

From Stan Jester’s post at the Fact Checker >> Pursuant to state law (O.C.G.A. § 20-3-519) in order to qualify for the HOPE Scholarship, a student must attend a school accredited by SACS (AdvancEd) or The Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC). … Continue reading

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Even PTA Council 11th district is seeking to downsize

In what we see as an admission that DeKalb County School District is much to large to remain equitable, District 11 of the Georgia PTA Council sent out the following survey letter to their representatives, stating the reasons for desiring to … Continue reading

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Superintendent Search – Public Engagement Schedule

Reposted from the Fact Checker >> Superintendent Search – Public Engagement Schedule PROACT has scheduled the following public engagement meetings to collect input used to help develop a profile to drive recruiting for the next superintendent of DeKalb County Schools. … Continue reading

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HR 4 – Independent School Systems: Explained by Stan Jester, District 1 DCSS School Board Representative

Originally posted by Stan Jester at the Fact Checker (Mildly edited by DSW2) Our most recently ratified state constitution, ratified in 1983, is Georgia’s 10th constitution and our nation’s youngest. [Although Georgia, formed in 1733 was the 4th state admitted … Continue reading

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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