A platform for parents

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DeKalb resident helms parent education center, community Most of Chamblee resident Phyllis Austin’s time is spent serving, supporting, educating and helping parents create a quality education. “Many parents don’t know what a quality education looks like,” Austin said. “Education is about the school and the home working together.” Austin, a Chicago native and former DeKalb […]

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Three years marching

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Lakeside High School marching band continues Dragon Con tradition    For the third consecutive year, members of Lakeside High School’s marching band donned their uniforms, polished their instruments and marched alongside stormtroopers from Star Wars, Spartans from 300, celebrities and other icons from pop culture.  Approximately 70 students from Lakeside’s marching band participated in Atlanta’s […]

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Students shown ‘inappropriate’ film in school

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  Parents of students who attend DeKalb School of the Arts say their children were shown an “inappropriate” film that displayed elements of racism and sexism during class.  According to parents, the students of Jim Dickson were shown an excerpt from the film The Triplets of Belleville to a third level French class.  The animated […]

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Outgoing Dunwoody principal honored

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Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal and city council honored outgoing Dunwoody High School (DHS) principal Tom McFerrin on Aug. 14 with an official city-wide proclamation. “I, Denis L. Shortal, Mayor of Dunwoody, do hereby proclaim August 14, 2017, as Principal Tom McFerrin Day in the city of Dunwoody in honor of his service, dedication, and commitment […]

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Cross Keys High trailers spark debate

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   The decision to place a number of portable classrooms on an athletic field at Cross Keys High School——located at 1626 N Druid Hills Rd NE in Brookhaven—has sparked discussion and interest in DeKalb County School District (DCSD).  On Aug. 19, former Cross Keys teacher Rebekah Cohen Morris posted an image of 8 to 10 […]

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DeKalb responds favorably to $100k convocation

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DeKalb County School District (DCSD) held a convocation at the Infinite Energy Arena in Gwinnett County on Aug. 4, bringing together more than 13,000 employees for a day of performances, inspirational speeches and fellowship. On Aug. 4, official DCSD Twitter accounts and accounts from district employees were flooded with images and videos of the event. […]

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Student health survey results improve

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The most recent results of a student survey indicate a decline in alcohol and drug use at Decatur High School (DHS) and DeKalb County high schools.  The Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 is an anonymous self-reported survey conducted by the Georgia Department of Education each year to gauge student habits in and out of the […]

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School day extended for eclipse

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DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced its intent to extend the school day by one hour on Aug. 21 to observe an upcoming solar eclipse. The eclipse—the first to cross the United States in approximately 100 years, scientists say—is expected to take place Aug. 21 from approximately 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in various stages. […]

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