Category Archives: Michael Thurmond

DeKalb County Commission happenings

Lots to tell on the county side of DeKalb government. After much arguing and debate, Lee May is finally stepping down from his 5th district commission seat. He had been holding two county positions (we are unsure if he was … Continue reading

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DeKalb schools names superintendent finalist

According to the AJC, our school board plans to announce one finalist for superintendent >> R. Stephen Green, the superintendent of Kansas City Public Schools, is expected to take over the top job for the DeKalb County School District, according … Continue reading

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There is hope that the DeKalb school board may just find that right new leader

We will go out on a limb here and say that we are hopeful. We are hearing that the Board really is interviewing what may be several outstanding candidates for superintendent. We are at a watershed moment, in that this … 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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