Tag Archives: Druid Hills Charter Cluster

Are Conversion Charter Schools Doomed in DeKalb County?

Reposted from ‘Dunwoody School Daze‘ blog >> Chamblee Charter High School has now joined other Conversion Charter schools (Peachtree MS, Kingsley ES, Chesnut ES) in requesting a Charter Term Extension due to the new rules the State BOE has put … Continue reading

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Druid Hills withdraws charter cluster proposal; and tells it like it is!

Earlier today, the Druid Hills Charter Cluster (DHCC) announced the official withdrawal of their cluster proposal from DeKalb County Schools with the scathing notification to the district reprinted below. They didn’t mince words either. Can you say, “City of Atlanta, … Continue reading

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AJC Reports: DeKalb superintendent says charter school cluster should be denied (again)

The AJC is reporting that in all likelihood, the Druid Hills Charter will again be denied by the DeKalb school board. A renewed proposal to convert a cluster of public schools to private management is garnering the same negative assessment … Continue reading

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Board Election Runoffs – Charters Are Wedge Issue

Reposted with permission from Stan Jester’s Fact Checker blog >> [On Thursday, June 26], Leadership DeKalb held a Board of Education candidate runoff forum. As Ty Tagami reported in the AJC, Charter Schools is the issue differentiating the candidates. Voters … Continue reading

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DeKalb County’s unilateral decision against Druid Hills Charter Cluster forces fight to Georgia Legislature for independent school systems.

Reposted from Heneghan’s Dunwoody blog: As per Maureen Downey of the AJC, In a contentious 5-4 vote tonight, the DeKalb County Board of Education rejected the Druid Hills Charter Cluster petition. The “no” vote followed about four hours of tense … Continue reading

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