State gives DeKalb school board 30 days to improve

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The DeKalb County school board has 30 days to make significant improvement on the district’s issues or face suspension by Gov. Nathan Deal. Board members attended a Jan. 14 hearing in front of the state Board of Education (BOE) to explain why the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) was placed on accreditation probation Dec. 17, […]

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First lady Deal announces program for expecting parents

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  Georgia’s first lady, Sandra Deal, announced the launch of Great Start Georgia Jan. 7, a program developed to help meet the needs of expectant parents and those with young children. “We want every mother to find out how to help her child grow up and develop properly. We want them to notice the milestones […]

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Civil rights leader Joseph Lowery to speak at Agnes Scott

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The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner and civil rights leader, is this year’s speaker at Agnes Scott College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation. A retired minister in the United Methodist Church and the third president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Lowery participated in many major activities of the […]

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State board gives DeKalb school board 30 days to improve

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The DeKalb County school board has 30 days to make significant improvement on the district’s issues or face suspension by Gov. Nathan Deal. Board members attended a Jan. 14 hearing in front of the state Board of Education (BOE) to explain why the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) was placed on accreditation probation Dec. 17, […]

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DCSD board to appear before state to answer AdvancED allegations

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    The DeKalb County school board has been summoned to appear before the Georgia Board of Education to explain why it faces losing its accreditation due to governance issues. The hearing will take place Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. Members of the DeKalb County school board are expected to explain to the state school […]

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DCSD swears in new board members, discusses school organization plan

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  After a brief ceremony earlier in the day welcoming board members Jim McMahan, Marshall Orson, Melvin Johnson and Pamela Speaks, the DeKalb County school board held its first meeting of 2013. The board postponed a vote on a proposed school organization plan until Jan. 23. Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson said no action from the board […]

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University presidents author letter urging stricter gun laws

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More than 300 presidents of higher learning institutions all over the country have signed a letter that calls for stricter gun laws in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. The Dec. 19 letter is titled “An Open Letter to Our Nation’s Policy Leaders” and was authored by Oglethorpe University President […]

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AdvancED’s report garners strong response from residents

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A group of DeKalb County parents have been circulating a petition asking Gov. Nathan Deal to remove DeKalb County School Board members if the findings of a recent report from accrediting agency AdvancED are accurate. The petition, which has gained nearly 500 supporters since it was posted on www.change.org, asks Deal to review the findings […]

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