About 1,000 miles and $12k away

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To ensure a memorable trip to one of the nation’s most prestigious technology colleges for Drew Charter School’s InvenTeam, it’s going to take more than brains, collaboration and innovation–it’s also going to take about 1,000 miles in travel and more than $12,000 in expenses.  For more than a year, Drew Charter’s engineering students have worked […]

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Focus on individualized learning

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  DeKalb County School District unveils new curriculum plan DeKalb County School District (DCSD) expects to commit to a teacher-developed curriculum focusing on rigor and individual learning following several months of “intense” collaboration. According to DCSD superintendent Stephen Green, whose team unveiled the curriculum on March 20, the curriculum has been vetted by teachers, administrators […]

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‘Fairy godfather Steve’

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Chamblee cop goes on The Steve Harvey Show to find a worthy man   For Chamblee police officer Lacanmaren Shinholster, a night out on patrol—potentially filled with chasing and arresting criminals—is much easier to deal with than the world of modern dating. “My friends think I’m so hard on guys, that my expectations are too […]

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DeKalb’s got talent

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Chamblee, Dunwoody, Decatur and Lakeside high schools have a lot to be proud of in the realm of music and theater following a March 29 announcement from Cobb County’s ArtsBridge Foundation. Four DeKalb County high school students have been nominated for Georgia High School Music Awards, which honors high school music and theater performances across […]

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‘Word on the street’

Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood School for Girls experienced a 400 percent increase in enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year, crediting changes in the overall atmosphere and teacher retention as sources of improvement. Photo submitted.

Word-of-mouth leads to historic enrollment numbers at Ivy Prep    With a 400 percent increase in potential enrollment, a superintendent with an Atlanta education legislative background and a fresh principal—it’s easy to see why members of Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood School for Girls say the school is leading the way in innovation. “We’re doing some […]

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Doraville police get training, new canines

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The Doraville Police Department will be joined by two new canine (K9) units within the next few months following a city council-approved contract worth $27,500 on March 20. In addition to the K9 units, the contract—made with Shallow Creek Kennels based out of Sharpsville, Penn.—will also include six week training sessions for two Doraville police […]

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DeKalb County schools focusing on rerouting, pickup times

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  I-85 collapse places priority on new routes In the wake of the collapse of a section of I-85 in Atlanta, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is addressing transportation issues facing students and teachers in the district. DeKalb County schools were one of the first school districts to announce that all schools would be closed […]

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Carnegie Hall trip demands practice… and funds

Miller Grove High School’s Wind Symphony Orchestra was invited to play at Carnegie Hall following a performance last year and hopes to raise funds to make the April 7 trip memorable. Photo submitted.

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice … and a hefty sum of money for travel expenses, one DeKalb County High School music program has learned.  The 54-member Miller Grove High School Wind Symphony Orchestra has been invited to perform at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall on April 10. However the band, headed by director […]

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