First bilingual charter school in DeKalb County opening

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Brand Kenner, co-founder of GLOBE Academy, said she first got the idea to open the school while her child was attending Little Linguists International Preschool in Atlanta. Kenner was working with Jackie Ubiles to open Little Linguists; she said they both had young children at the time. “We were amazed at the way our kids […]

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It’s official–DeKalb’s school superintendent is leaving

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  The DeKalb County Board of Education will hold a meeting Feb. 8 to approve a separation agreement with Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson and hire an interim superintendent. The meeting, scheduled for 4 p.m. at the district’s Administrative and Industrial Complex in Stone Mountain, confirmed the rumors of Atkinson’s departure. Atkinson wasn’t present during a Feb. […]

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DeKalb school board elects chairman, vice chairman; Atkinson not present

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The DeKalb County school board met Feb. 6 to vote on its chairman and vice chairman for 2013. Board member Eugene Walker will continue to serve as board chairman; Jim McMahon was elected as vice chairman. Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson was not present for the meeting. Although Walker remains the current chairman, he did not receive […]

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Aimee Copeland encourages DeKalb elementary students to be active


Aimee Copeland, the 24 year old who lost her hands, left leg, and right foot to a flesh eating bacteria last May, spent the afternoon on Jan. 25 with Laurel Ridge Elementary School students speaking about the importance of being active. The school held a rally to get students ready for the its annual “Romp […]

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Hundreds attend annual reading bowl

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Despite major construction in the parking lot of Miller Grove High School, hundreds of parents, students and teachers attended the 14th Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Jan. 26. Gwen Green, a media specialist at Stephenson Middle School, has been volunteering for the reading bowl every year since it began. Green said although it’s not a physical […]

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School board hires lawyers to address accreditation


The DeKalb County Board of Education has hired a law firm to represent it when it meets with the state board of education about its accreditation problems. Without comment during the special called Feb. 1 meeting, the county school board voted 6-1 to hire the law firm of Wilson, Morton & Downs to represent it. […]

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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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