Tag Archives: education

Thurmond insists things are better in DeKalb school district since he took over

Michael Thurmond met with the Chamblee Dunwoody Parents Council and according to the Dunwoody Reporter, had the following to say >> Interim DeKalb School Superintendent Michael Thurmond told north DeKalb parents the troubled district is dealing with its problems. “Today … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Michael Thurmond, Ramona Howell Tyson, SACS/Accreditation, School Funding | Tagged , , | 41 Comments

Another new report from Stan Jester: The update on the Tapestry Charter petition

Stan Jester is the blogging man of the week! His newest post on the DeKalb School Board’s meeting regarding the Tapestry Charter School petition is a must read. Interim Superintendent Michael Thurmond captured the Tapestry discussion saying about charters in … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Charter School, Charter School Amendment, Michael Thurmond | Tagged , , , | 21 Comments

What’s up with the NAACP?

So, the Governor has dismissed 6 of the 9 board members and appointed a committee to interview candidates to replace them. But lo! The NAACP suddenly has an “issue” with what is going on in DeKalb Schools! Remarkably, they did not … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, Fraud & Corruption, Friends-and-Family, Gene Walker, Georgia Education, Georgia State Board of Education, SACS/Accreditation, School Funding, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 19 Comments

Important upcoming meetings

Restore DeKalb: Putting Children First, Maintain Accreditation & Local Control Learn the information in the SACS report and Grand Jury Investigation to include: · Why was DeKalb County Board of Education placed on probation? · What are the top five … Continue reading

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Nancy is exactly right.

Below is Nancy Jester’s statement welcoming Michael Thurmond as superintendent to the DeKalb School System. [Reprinted in full from Nancy Jester’s blog, What’s Up With That?.] Click here to go to Nancy’s blog and leave your thoughts in her comments. … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Michael Thurmond, Nancy Jester | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments