Category Archives: DeKalb School Board Elections

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

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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

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Early Election Results

It looks like we have winners … in most categories – state school super primaries look pretty close as of this writing. And the primary runoffs for state school superintendent look like this >>

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Accreditation agency keeps DeKalb at “warned” level

By Ty Tagami The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Read the original article here. The DeKalb County School District has made “material progress” addressing the concerns of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, but the organization did not restore full accreditation after … Continue reading

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The July 22, 2014 school board runoff election: District 5

These are the candidates in the runoffs for school board seats up for election in a runoff election to be held JULY 22, 2014 >> To recap: Below are the results of the May 20 non-partisan school board election, at … Continue reading

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