DCSD being sued for violating Open Records Act

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) and Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson are being sued by a former teacher for allegedly withholding information related to an Open Records request. The suit was filed Dec. 3 by attorney Julie Oinonen, who is representing former Dunwoody High School graduation coach Cynthia Gipson. Gipson was laid off earlier this year […]

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“Conflict and chaos”: DeKalb school district on probation

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has been placed on probation for the next year by an accrediting agency. AdvancED President Mark Elgart said if DCSD doesn’t comply with its requests over the next year, the loss of the district’s accreditation is “imminent.” AdvancED is the parent company for the Southern Association of Colleges and […]

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Author packs DeKalb History Center for lecture on book about Rich’s

  Jeff Clemmons became an accidental author, according to the story he told Dec. 4 at the DeKalb County History Center, where he gave a lecture on his new book, Rich’s: A Southern Institution. Clemmons explained that he was giving tours of Atlanta that included talks on its history and institutions when History Press called to […]

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DeKalb starts new school construction projects

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) broke ground on construction projects at Miller Grove, Southwest DeKalb and Martin Luther King Jr. high schools recently. The construction at Miller Grove includes a classroom addition and renovations to several existing classrooms. The project will cost approximately $6 million and is slated to be complete in September. 2014. […]

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DeKalb Schools graduation rate less than 60 percent

The Georgia Department of Education (GDOE) has released statewide graduation rates for the 2010-11 school year and Georgia has one of the lowest in the country—the DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) is even lower. According to the most recent data, only 67 percent of Georgia’s students graduate from high school in four years, making it […]

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Stone Mountain High School to host Community Spirit Night

                Stone Mountain High School (SMHS) will hold a Community Spirit Night Dec. 11 featuring basketball games between the Stone Mountain Pirates and Lady Pirates and Atlanta’s Booker T. Washington Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs. The varsity boys’ competition will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Pirates will take […]

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