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DeKalb schools lacking principals, teachers

DeKalb schools lacking principals, teachers

Almost 300 vacancies weeks before school begins    DeKalb County School District (DCSD) may be a little light in terms of human capital by the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.  DCSD reported having almost 300 open positions on July 10 at its monthly board of education meeting. This includes 271 teachers, 17 principals and […]

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Developer says ‘It’s going to be OK’

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The contracted owners and developers of an unused east Atlanta property—located at 770 Shadowridge Drive—have responded to a recent petition insisting the space remain undeveloped forestry. Save Ormewood Forest, a group hoping to preserve six acres of greenspace near Ormewood Avenue, Shadowridge Drive and Flat Shoals Avenue, started a Change.org petition in mid-June calling for […]

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Men sought in robbery and exploitation of elderly man

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Two men are being sought in connection to robbery and exploitation of the elderly, according to Dunwoody Police Department. Dunwoody public information officer Mark Stevens issued a release on outlining crimes believed to have been committed by Herbert Lewis and Clinton Stone throughout metro Atlanta.   According to Stevens, the two men have active warrants […]

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A test of taste buds

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DeKalb County youth chefs compete in salsa competition   Tomatoes? Check. Onions? Check. Cilantro? Check. Chiles? Check. Lime juice? Check. Dancing shoes? Check.  These are just a few items required to attend the 2017 Salsa, Salsa competition hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta at Piedmont Park on July 11. For five […]

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Letter questions DCSD special ed spending

DCSD Coordinator for Special Education and Diverse Learners Melinda Maddox recommended the $700,000 conrtact renewal with Southern Behavior Group on June 13. Photo submitted.

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) renewed a $700,000 contract with Southern Behavior Group (SBG) on June 12 following approval from the board of education, raising questions about the district’s spending on special education students. According to DCSD Coordinator for Special Education and Diverse Learners Melinda Maddox, SBG provides the district with Board Certified Behavioral Analyst […]

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Beginning of the end

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Shallowford Gardens hosts ‘Moving Fair’    Immigration lawyers, real estate agents and nonprofits came together at the Shallowford Gardens apartment complex on June 29 to celebrate a Moving Fair event for residents.  Renters will be required to vacate Shallowford Gardens—located at 3630 Shallowford Road in Doraville—by Aug. 31 following a $8.2 million purchase agreement between […]

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Doraville officials divided on new school

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Different accounts for Shallowford Gardens purchase from council, mayor  Two city officials are telling different stories about the decision to purchase Shallowford Gardens Apartments, located at 3630 Shallowford Road, for the purpose of building a new elementary school.  Doraville councilwoman Dawn O’Connor, who represents the district in which Shallowford Gardens is located and has lived […]

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Druid Hills teacher receives national honor

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Joins National Cohort of Global Learning Fellows According to Druid Hills High School teacher Emily Robinson, each day in the classroom is an opportunity to broaden horizons and gain perspective. “My students come from all over—different backgrounds, different languages, different reading levels,” Robinson said. “They all bring something different. Students are more aware today than […]

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