DeKalb unveils tentative ESPLOST V outline

Meeting attendees were placed in classrooms to engage with MTG of America for a more intimate discussion regarding ESPLOST V.

Three general options presented and discussed at Tucker, Miller Grove high schools   DeKalb County School District (DCSD) revealed tentative plans for more than $500 million in tax revenue on Oct. 4. DCSD hosted the first of five public input meetings regarding the use of education-specific special purpose local option sales tax (ESPLOST) at Tucker […]

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Stone Mountain Middle gets in motion

Stone Mountain Middle School hosted FMA Live! on Oct. 5, an award-winning, hip-hop based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) interactive concert.

DeKalb school hosts award-winning STEM-based “FMA Live!” hip-hop concert   For one hour on Oct. 5, Stone Mountain Middle School combined learning with hip-hop, dance, comedy videos and sumo wrestling. As part of its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program, Stone Mountain Middle hosted Forces in Motion (FMA) Live!, an interactive, science-based hip-hop concert […]

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Harriet Tubman School founders hoping to reopen soon


In 2014, Jhavaun Green and Muhammed Cannon spent months engaging with the residents of Lithonia to find out what the community needs to help residents and bring about growth in the city. After receiving feedback, the two put together a plan to develop a school that would benefit all residents, but specifically the youth. Green […]

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Reuse high school, no split feeders recommended to DeKalb schools

On Sept. 26, a crowd of about 50 gathered at DeKalb County School District’s central office to hear the results of the Secondary Schools Facility and Feasibility Study focused on alleviating overcrowding.

Following 21 public input meetings and an 18-month investigation by consultants, a final recommendation for addressing overcrowding in northern DeKalb County high school clusters was presented to the public on Sept. 26. The recommendation, which will be presented to the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Board of Education for approval on Dec. 5 and cost […]

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Georgia Piedmont celebrates Fall Convocation


President of college lauds success, honors retiree and alumnus Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) celebrated its 2016 Fall Convocation on Sept. 27, using the event to extol its successes, honor an alumnus and award emeritus status to a retired instructor. “This is a time for students, faculty, staff and community members to come together and […]

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‘No quick fixes, no shortcuts’


DeKalb superintendent pens op-ed opposing Opportunity School District   “Who do you want teaching and looking out for our children?” asks Stephen Green, superintendent of DeKalb County School District (DCSD), in an op-ed released Sept. 26.The piece comes one week after the DCSD board of education voted to formally oppose a proposed Opportunity School District […]

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Ivy Prep academy hosts ‘Bring Your Parent to School Day’ to engage community

Ivy Prep academy hosts ‘Bring Your Parent to School Day’ to engage community

Approximately 200 metro-Atlanta parents and guardians were at Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood School for Girls on Sept. 22 to engage, observe and learn from their child’s instructors. As part of Ivy Prep’s “Bring Your Parent to School Day,” parents and guardians from DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties attended a two-hour instructional, observational and work session […]

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County schools explore options to address overcrowding


Firm hears public input on Cross Keys Cluster overcrowding, E-SPLOST projects   More than 500 students, parents, teachers and community leaders gathered at Cross Keys High School Aug. 25 to voice opinions on how to address overcrowded middle and high schools in DeKalb County School District (DCSD). Officially titled the Secondary Schools Facility Planning & […]

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