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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

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Read the Governor’s Executive Order – for Miller County

Read this Executive Order the Governor sent out to Miller County when he removed their school board. We darn well better see the same level of concern for DeKalb! THE STATE OF GEORGIA EXECUTIVE ORDER BY THE GOVERNOR: WHEREAS: The … Continue reading

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Is the board seeking to fire Atkinson ‘for cause’?

What exactly is going on here? Someone is lying. The story goes that Dr. Atkinson asked Ron Ramsey to present a ‘deal’ to former (RIFFED) employees who are suing the district. The deal basically said that if the plaintiffs dropped … Continue reading

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The district’s response to the AdvancED SACS letter

Mark A. Elgart, Ed.D. President/CEO AdvancED 2520 Northwinds Parkway, Suite 600 Alpharetta, GA 30009 Re: Response to AdvancED SACS letter dated August 28, 2012 Dear Dr. Elgart: In accordance with AdvancED Accreditation Policies, the DeKalb County School District acknowledges receipt … Continue reading

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Could DeKalb Save Millions by Using Open Source Software?

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How One Teacher Built a Computer Lab for Free A regular blog participant sent this 6-minute video. It’s a story about a teacher, Robert Litt in Oakland, California, who taught in a poor school with no computers and no money. … Continue reading

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