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Eugene Walker’s Letter to the Editor: ‘The governor is wrong’

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The governor is wrong in his decision to suspend members of the DeKalb County Board of Education. The DeKalb school district has been placed on probation by a private accrediting institution called SACS, which holds considerable sway in the education community.  SACS has made a multitude of allegations, some of which I agree with, but […]

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Emory faculty, alumni react to president’s remarks

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Emory University faculty members voted Feb. 20 to censure university president Jim Wagner for his remarks in a recent magazine column where he referenced the three-fifths compromise in the U.S. Constitution. Wagner has received criticism for referring to the compromise that counted slaves as three-fifths of a person, as a “constitutional compromise” between northern and […]

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Governor removes six school board members

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In a news conference Feb. 25, Gov. Nathan Deal announced that he had accepted the unanimous recommendation of the Georgia Board of Education (GBOE) to remove six members of the DeKalb school board. “This is certainly a serious matter. It is a matter that is of grave concern to all of us, especially the parents […]

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Editorial: Voters should have the final say so

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It’s a sad, sad time in DeKalb and something has to be done about our current state of affairs regarding the DeKalb County school board and DeKalb County school system. But whatever the decision, it should be a decision made in DeKalb County by DeKalb County voters. Governor Nathan Deal has suggested that six members […]

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No more playing in the parking lot at Ivy Prep

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Before Feb. 25, students at Ivy Prep Academies did not have a playground. Rae Ann Harkness, parent of two children at the school, said, “The kids at the school did not have a safe play area at all. They were having to use the parking lot for P.E., and behind the building. “That’s not a […]

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Governor removes six school board members

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  In a news conference Feb. 25, Gov. Nathan Deal announced that he has accepted the unanimous recommendation of the Georgia Board of Education (GBOE) to remove six members of the DeKalb school board. “This is certainly a serious matter. It is a matter that is of grave concern to all of us, especially the […]

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DeKalb libraries awarded grant to enhance knowledge about Islam

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Muslims have been a part of the American fabric for generations. Yet, it was not until the terrorist attacks on 9/11 that many Americans became aware of their presence. Since then, there has been mistrust and misinformation about the Muslim community and their religion. An effort is under way to increase knowledge about Muslim Americans […]

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A message from DeKalb County’s Interim School Superintendent Mike Thurmond

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  A message from DeKalb County’s Interim School Superintendent Mike Thurmond: Dear DeKalb County Community, Our district is undergoing a tremendous amount of change. From my appointment as interim superintendent to the election of a new Board of Education chairman, Dr. Melvin Johnson, to the legal proceedings involving our Board, 2013 has been full of […]

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