Tag Archives: dekalb county georgia schools

School Choice application time is here!

Reminder: School Choice takes place from January 8-28 (Pre-school-12th) Get those applications in if you want to nab a seat at a magnet, theme or other specialty school: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/school-choice From the DCSS website: Parents in DeKalb County have the opportunity … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, School Funding, Student Information, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Looks like we may have a trial!

750 jurors summoned for racketeering trial Former DeKalb school chief, 2 others first indicted in 2010. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) – Saturday, October 5, 2013 Author: Rhonda Cook ; Staff Around 750 summonses have been sent in hopes of finding … Continue reading

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New indictment means smaller case against former DeKalb school superintendent and others

Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 BY RHONDA COOK – THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION Former DeKalb County School Superintendent Crawford Lewis, his former chief operating officer and her ex-husband are facing a third version of a racketeering case first brought … Continue reading

Posted in Co-conspirators, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, DeKalb County, Georgia, Fraud & Corruption, Heery Mitchell Civil Case, School Construction, SPLOST III, SPLOST IV | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

What’s up with the trailers?

One of the first actions of the newly constituted, Governor-appointed board (except for three) was to approve the decision to forgo leasing trailers/modulars/learning cottages and use only trailers owned or being purchased by the school system. Although the newest published … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Michael Thurmond, School Construction, School Funding, SPLOST IV, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 96 Comments

The textbook mystery continues… and gets even weirder

One of our regular contributors has shared an interesting video from a curriculum night meeting at Tucker High School. She asked questions regarding the new “Pilot Textbook Program” being implemented by DeKalb County school administrators. Watch the video here: Below … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, Common Core Curriculum, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, Michael Thurmond, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 227 Comments