Category Archives: Fernbank Science Center

Something for educators to think about

We live in a fast-moving, hyper-connected, ultra-informed world. Technology is not something young people ‘learn’, it is part of their fiber and being. Educators need to be aware and come to the table with learning tools that speak to our … Continue reading

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The Dekalb War between the cities and the county has officially begun

THE CHALLENGE >> After years of unrest, corruption and disappointment, and with momentum gaining for cityhood efforts across the county, it was DeKalb schools superintendent Michael Thurmond who first threw down the official gauntlet – in the form of a … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Charter School, Charter School Amendment, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Education in the South, Fernbank Science Center, Friends-and-Family, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia Independent Schools, Michael Thurmond | Tagged , , , , , , | 90 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!Β  Read on >>> The Druid Hills Charter Cluster saga continues. After tumultuous board meetings and debates followed by a thumbs … Continue reading

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Celebrating Carl Sagan

Watch this video of one of the most beautiful and true things ever written… The Pale Blue Dot, by Carl Sagan Aren’t our problems petty when you think about it? Why is it that greed and incompetence have undermined our … Continue reading

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Prepare for Open Enrollment

A bullet point at the home page of the school system’s website reveals that the Open Enrollment period for special programs in DeKalb will begin soon after the holiday break. This is all we know so far: Open Enrollment: January … Continue reading

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