Category Archives: Georgia State Board of Education

Georgia School Systems To Decide On Operating Models

While we are all sidetracked with the superintendent search, a very important decision is being made by district leaders and Michael Thurmond.. Which operating model will DeKalb choose by the approaching state deadline? Will it be IE2, Charter, or Status … Continue reading

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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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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

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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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Good News about some Dekalb Schools!

Last week, the Georgia Department of Education announced that thirty-eight of the 235 schools on the DOE’s watchlist of struggling schools had improved enough to get off the list (http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/some-metro-atlanta-schools-make-it-off-struggling-/njXCn/). Three Dekalb County schools –Indian Creek Elementary, Martin Luther King … Continue reading

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