Category Archives: DeKalb County

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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Your Thoughts on Proposed SBOE Rule Changes Due by Noon, Monday, January 12, 2015

Have you noticed?  Whenever there is communication from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) or from DeKalb County Schools (DCS) they rarely, if ever, talk in specifics about how their latest million-dollar “solution” to the “education problem” will benefit students … Continue reading

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Poverty rates climbing in Georgia schools

Ty Tagami The Atlanta Journal-Constitution English teacher Alyssa Montooth said many are from single-parent households, with no one to push them to study. Some have jobs. They don’t eat well. They don’t get enough sleep. And they’re not doing homework … Continue reading

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Underfunded underdogs win cross country championship

CLARKSTON, Ga — The Clarkston High School cross country team isn’t wearing letter jackets. They aren’t sporting the newest technology in running shoes. They’re not showing off their new championship rings. This team looks different. They don’t have enough warm-up … Continue reading

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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office: DCSD Reaches Settlement Agreement with Federal Authorities for Harassment Based on Religion and National Origin

The DeKalb County School District Reaches Settlement Agreement with Federal Authorities for Harassment Based on Religion and National Origin Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—November 18, 2014. The Department of Justice and United States Attorney’s Office reached a settlement agreement today with the DeKalb … Continue reading

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