Tag Archives: Dunwoody City Schools

By the Numbers: Dunwoody vs. DeKalb School System

From the Dunwoody Patch: During a presentation of the report at last Monday’s City Council meeting, Robert Wittenstein provided a brief picture of a Dunwoody school system compared to Dekalb. Dunwoody is on the road to forming its own school … Continue reading

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‘Optimal School District Size’

Reposted with permission from Nancy Jester’s blog: “We had some fascinating education headlines last week.  Perhaps none more interesting than the report of comments made by Mark Elgart, CEO of AdvancED, the accreditation conglomerate that owns many regional accreditors including … Continue reading

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Nancy Jester reports on city schools’ performance

Do City School Districts Perform Better? by Nancy Jester The cityhood movement is in full swing in DeKalb. There’s plenty of news, discussion, controversy and conflict surrounding the topic. I live in an already incorporated area. I understand the motivation … Continue reading

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Notes from the May 6, 2013, DeKalb Delegation Meeting on City Formation

Meeting commenced at 6:30 p.m., May 6, 2013 Location: Baptist Church on Clairemont and North Druid Hills Road in Decatur. In attendance: 700-800+ citizens, mostly middle aged or older. Also noted: Mayor Emanuel Randome from Clarkston, Don Brussard (DeKalb zoning-formerly), … Continue reading

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Charter school clusters – a possible alternative to city schools?

Click the link below to read about Druid Hills latest effort to become a charter system. Druid Hills parents may use charter law to gain control over school cluster Parents from Druid Hills High School and the middle and five … Continue reading

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