DeKalb schools to continue 20-minute extension

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Additional 20 minutes to last until Nov. 30, fourth makeup day waived   DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced its intention to continue adding 20 minutes to each school day on Oct. 20 to make up days lost to inclement weather caused by Hurricane Irma. According to a recent release, the extension will last until […]

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A $50 million investment

Oglethorpe alumnus Q. William Hammack, Jr, speaks to the community on Sept. 27, 2017. Photo by Henry Bradley

  Oglethorpe University will offer a new, business-oriented curriculum by Fall 2019 thanks to a donation from a generous alumnus. Oglethorpe University—located at 4484 Peachtree Road NE in Brookhaven—announced the receipt of a $50 million gift on Sept. 29, marking the largest gift in school history. School officials state alumnus Q. William “Bill” Hammack Jr., […]

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Transgender conversations begin at Decatur schools

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City Schools of Decatur hosts first discussion on equal education policy  More than 40 parents, teachers, students and community stakeholders spoke for more than four hours at an Oct. 10 City Schools of Decatur (CSD) board of education meeting regarding transgender students.  Under its current equal education policy—also known as Policy JAA—CSD instructs teachers to […]

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Indian Creek design revealed

Indian Creek Elementary will be demolished and rebuilt into a three-story facility beginning July 2018 with an estimated completion date of Nov. 2019. Illustration courtesy of DeKalb County School District

Replacement elementary school site plan approved by DeKalb County school board DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) board of education unanimously approved site plans for the replacement of Indian Creek Elementary School on Oct. 2. The school—located at 724 N. Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston—will be demolished and rebuilt into a three-story, 1,200-seat, 151,000-square-foot facility complete […]

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Getting a taste of Chamblee

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For more than four hours on Oct. 7, downtown Chamblee transformed into a crossroads of taste, culture and community as the city hosted the 10th annual Taste of Chamblee event. More than 20 food vendors, community organizations and government agencies lined Broad Street, offering samples, information and swag to intrigued passers-by. At two locations, giant […]

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Bully me? No way!

Miracle baby passes along anti-bullying message to Freedom Middle School at 13

Miracle baby passes along anti-bullying message to Freedom Middle School at 13 When pregnant 18 year-old Georgia Perimeter College freshman Tara Hawkins-Bottoms fell into a four-month coma after being attacked in November 2003, doctors had little hope for the baby she carried. Now, 14 years later, Emmanuel Hawkins—a baby delivered 11 weeks early while Hawkins-Bottoms […]

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Riding the wings of history

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Peachtree-DeKalb Airport offers historic flight on WW2-era bomber Some might say flying aboard and touring an EAA B-17G-VE bomber plane built in 1945 is a rare, if not impossible experience.  For the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA)—a Wisconsin-based company dedicated to promoting the spirit of aviation through plane rides, events and activities—delivering such a flight to […]

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DeKalb schools adjust makeup schedule

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DeKalb County School District (DCSD) adjusted its plans to makeup time lost to Hurricane Irma on Sept. 27.  DCSD revised the original plan to extend the school day by 20 minutes until winter break in December, the extension will now last from Oct. 2 until Oct. 31. The district kept its plans to hold school […]

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