Category Archives: SACS/Accreditation

All DeKalb high schools now accredited twice

As the Dunwoody Crier reports, in addition to our precarious SACS accreditation, all DeKalb high schools have now been fully accredited by the Georgia Accreditation Commission >> Interestingly, it wasn’t an educator who pointed a way forward. Dunwoody Councilman Terry … Continue reading

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Just Say NO to Waivers

Originally posted at The Fact Checker on February 28, 2015 by Stan Jester “Classrooms First for Georgia” – Requires, at a minimum, 65% of a system’s total operating funds to be spent in the classroom. The statute was enacted in … 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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Oh my how we need an education-focused superintendent

Michael Thurmond’s work here is done. It is well past time to replace him with someone who understands education and will focus on students and their teachers. DeKalb, Georgia School Scores Drop in 2014 The district’s average College and Career … Continue reading

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Settlement with Dekalb Schools to Address Bullying Based on Religion and National Origin

Amid all of the bickering over the Druid Hills charter petition and subsequent desire to annex with the City of Atlanta, there was a very important case happening in the U.S. Department of Justice involving DeKalb schools. You have never … Continue reading

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