Category Archives: Testing & AYP

Graduation improvement: One school’s sucess story for us to follow

Sent to us by Diane Benjamin T.C. Williams High School may be best known outside the Washington, D.C. area as the setting for the Denzel Washington movie Remember the Titans (ironically filmed here at the former Shamrock Middle School), but … Continue reading

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DeKalb students’ test scores lowest in metro

A new article at the AJC informs us that yet again, DeKalb posted the lowest test scores on the 2013 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) of all area metro systems. Mark Elgart just restored accreditation, emphatically claiming that … Continue reading

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Welcome “Infinite Campus” to DCSS!

This is a very good thing >> DeKalb County School District, Georgia, Selects Infinite Campus for its Proven Stability, State Reporting and Superior Functionality Blaine, Minn. (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 DeKalb County School District (DCSD), the third largest school district … Continue reading

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Of Constitutional Conventions And The Common Core

From Georgia Public Broadcasting >> In part: Here’s a short list of the issues addressed Tuesday at the Capitol, through legislation on the floor or in committee or through a rally or press conference: *Convening a new Constitutional convention to … Continue reading

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How do you measure the worth of a teacher?

In response to the recent memo sent out by Morcease Beasley regarding the soon to be implemented Race To The Top ‘merit pay’, we wondered, “How do you measure the worth of a teacher?” How will the powers that be … Continue reading

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