Category Archives: DeKalb County

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

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DeKalb County School District wins 2014-2015 digital survey award for cutting-edge technology

PRESS RELEASE >> DEKALB COUNTY, GA (April 2, 2015)— DeKalb County School District was amongst the top ten-ranking winners of the 2014-2015 Digital School Districts Survey Award. The District received 9th place in the Center for Digital Education’s and National … Continue reading

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Independent School District Update By State Rep. Tom Taylor

If passed, this would allow cities such as Dunwoody to form their own school systems, allowing much more focused local control of our education dollars and management of personnel and curriculum. Continue reading

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Pay Differential between DCSD and APS

We were forwarded some information from an annexation supporter regarding the pay differential between DeKalb and Atlanta public schools for teachers. There are a lot of rumors and misinformation swirling around regarding the cost to teachers and taxpayers if the … Continue reading

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School district ordered to return federal grants

By Ty Tagami at the AJC >> The DeKalb County School District has been ordered to return $2.1 million to a federal anti-poverty program because it failed to show that it allocated the money as required. The Georgia Department of … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, DeKalb County, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Education in the South, Fraud & Corruption, Friends-and-Family, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Michael Thurmond, Superintendent Search | Tagged , | 16 Comments