Category Archives: Georgia

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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Take the survey – and leave comments here!

DeKalb County Council of PTAs is conducting a survey to record your views on our school district and its progress. The survey is open now through October 31, 2014. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts. To take … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Common Core Curriculum, Crawford Lewis, DeKalb County, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia, Georgia Education | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Crawford Lewis’ sentence is overturned on appeal

So he’s free at last! Crawford Lewis will not be going to prison and in fact, as far as we know, he is not only free to move about the cabin, but taxpayers will continue to pay his very large … Continue reading

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The request for proposals from superintendent search firms has been released

Here is the RFQ (Request for Qualifications) created by DeKalb School System administrators seeking proposals from search firms interested in helping them hire a new superintendent. rfq_15-26r_superintendent_search_firm Some of the description of DeKalb County schools is worth noting >> Approximately … Continue reading

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House Committee Gives Instructions to DeKalb Cityhood Proponents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Betsy Lynch, betsy.lynch@house.ga.gov Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (404) 656-0311 +++ ATLANTA—Today State Representatives Mike Jacobs (R-Brookhaven) and Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) met with Briarcliff, Lakeside and Tucker cityhood proponents to discuss directions issued by House Governmental Affairs … Continue reading

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