Dunwoody donation causes debate

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An approved $1.2 million donation from a Dunwoody booster club stirred controversy April 17 during a DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board of education meeting. The donation—which will go toward artificial turf, seating, outdoor lighting, track replacement, restrooms and a concession stand—will be used in conjunction with $790,000 in E-SPLOST V funds already allocated to […]

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‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

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Code enforcement on portable classrooms in question DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester has raised questions about code enforcement on school property following the installation of portable classrooms at Dunwoody High School.  Jester posted concerns on her blog on April 12, approximately one week after DeKalb County School District (DCSD) placed modular classrooms on school property. […]

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All In A Year

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Cross Keys High’s Unify BuHi celebrates inaugural accomplishments Approximately one year ago, on March 30, 2016, a group of students from Cross Keys High School went to Plaza Fiesta—located at 4166 Buford Highway NE—to engage with local citizens about infrastructure improvements, government engagement and affordable housing. “We are trying to find and show people better […]

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Spanish language program under threat of reduction

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City Schools of Decatur considers fewer instruction hours Despite serving as a reference for education professionals, opposition from parents and concern from board members, City Schools of Decatur (CSD) may proceed with reducing its Foreign Language in Elementary Schools (FLES) program in grades K-3. “You have such a spotlight in your Spanish program,” said Georgia […]

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Decatur graveyard site speaks to GSU student

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For Decatur resident Laurel Wilson, Decatur Cemetery—located at 229 Bell Street—is not just a place to honor and bury the dead; it’s also a fountainhead of city history, a snapshot of the past as well as what she calls a place of study. Wilson is scheduled to receive her master’s degree in heritage preservation in […]

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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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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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