Category Archives: Friends-and-Family

In the soup with “Supes”

We have been receiving quite a lot of mail about this company called “Supes” that, similar to the Broad Academy that brought us Dr. Atkinson, ‘trains’ superintendents and other ‘leaders’ for school districts. Below is a link to a nearly … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Charter School, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Education in the South, Friends-and-Family, Georgia Education, Georgia State Board of Education, Michael Thurmond, Superintendent Search | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

The Bridge: Has it filled a gap? No way to tell–nobody tracked it.

We here at DSW2 were wondering what ever happened to the Bridge Initiative and the Balanced Scorecard. Both of these things were brought back from the leadership’s big trip to Harvard in July of 2013 and are still linked on … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Crawford Lewis, DeKalb County, Friends-and-Family, Jim McMahan, Michael Thurmond, Ramona Howell Tyson, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

School Choice Technology FAIL!

In case you are not familiar with the School Choice operations for DeKalb County Schools, there is an enrollment period every year in February, followed by a lottery in March or April.   Parents who wish to apply for a spot … Continue reading

Posted in Charter School, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Fraud & Corruption, Friends-and-Family, Georgia Education, Technology | Tagged , , , | 23 Comments

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

Again, the subject of international supply teachers

So! The AJC has posted an in-depth look at these multi-million dollar contracts DeKalb and other school districts hand over to these companies that supply international teachers to school districts. Interesting article. Read it here if you have the secret … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Education in the South, Friends-and-Family, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia Independent Schools, Uncategorized | Tagged | 4 Comments