Category Archives: Good News!

Superintendent Search – Public Engagement Schedule

Reposted from the Fact Checker >> Superintendent Search – Public Engagement Schedule PROACT has scheduled the following public engagement meetings to collect input used to help develop a profile to drive recruiting for the next superintendent of DeKalb County Schools. … Continue reading

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HR 4 – Independent School Systems: Explained by Stan Jester, District 1 DCSS School Board Representative

Originally posted by Stan Jester at the Fact Checker (Mildly edited by DSW2) Our most recently ratified state constitution, ratified in 1983, is Georgia’s 10th constitution and our nation’s youngest. [Although Georgia, formed in 1733 was the 4th state admitted … Continue reading

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Time to see if you can win a seat at DSA!

Good News! It’s once again time to spin the roulette wheel in DeKalb! The DeKalb School of the Arts is taking applications! May Lady Luck be on your side – If you win, you may want to follow up with … Continue reading

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Attend the swearing in of the DeKalb School Board on Jan. 5, 2015

You are cordially invited to attend the Oath-of-Office Ceremony installing Mr. Stan Jester, District 1 Mr. Marshall Orson, District 2 Dr. Michael Erwin, District 3 Mr. James McMahan, District 4 Ms. Vickie Turner, District 5 Dr. Melvin Johnson, District 6 … 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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