Dunwoody City Council considers school system

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Each year the Dunwoody City Council identifies items that are legislative priorities in a list given to the city’s local representatives in the General Assembly. Councilman Terry Nall said although there has been no specific talk about the city of Dunwoody creating its own school system, the idea was added to the list. “I raised […]

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Audit uncovers school district problems

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An audit released Nov. 13 shows the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has had a series of accounting difficulties and central office errors in recent years. The 31-page audit, performed by firm KPMG, is addressed to Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson and states the data included in the report was obtained “on or before November, 8, 2012.” […]

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Henderson Elementary first STEM certified school in DCSD

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Henderson Mill Elementary school recently became the first STEM-certified school in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) by the Georgia Department of Education. However, gifted students’ teacher Diane Maslia said the school has been moving in that direction for years. “We believe we’re the first elementary school, too,” Maslia said. In recent years, many schools […]

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Decatur schools facing tough issues if city annexes

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City Schools of Decatur (CSD) Superintendent Phyllis Edwards said if Decatur moves forward with a proposed annexation, the school system may have to run at a deficit for the first two years to deal with the influx of new students. Over the past five years, Edwards said, enrollment has increased approximately 33 percent. According to […]

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IHM students surprise staff with random act of kindness

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Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School Students Annalise O’Connell, Sofia Arboleda, and Bailey Apgar all share a birthday in October. This year, instead of having a birthday party and getting presents from their friends, they were inspired to do something different. The three girls, who are in the same second grade class, were inspired to […]

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Residents, teachers, advocates discuss proposed charter amendment

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With the November elections several weeks away, one of the major issues residents will be voting on is Amendment 1, which involves the creation of state-funded charter schools. A large group of parents, community members and others gathered at the International Community School in Decatur Oct. 17 for an information session hosted by the Emory […]

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Fourth-grader inspired by visit with civil rights icon

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Haley Pate, a fourth-grader at 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue in Decatur, said when civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis spoke to her third grade class last year it changed her life. “His words were so intriguing,” Pate said. “He had been through so much and you could imagine how sad it was when Martin […]

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Audit: Inaccurate budget data provided to former GPC president

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This article is the second of a series looking into the rise and fall of former Georgia Perimeter College president Anthony Tricoli.   Former Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) President Anthony Tricoli was not given “timely and reliable financial information” during the years that led to an “unprecedented fiscal shortfall” at the institution. That’s part of […]

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