The options for the DeKalb County Secondary Schools Planning and Feasibility Study are out for public review and comment. The big question in the minds of many… Read more “Secondary Schools Planning: Thinking Through the Options for Fall 2016”
This past month’s DeKalb Board of Education work session was quite enlightening with regard to our department of Human Capital. Our district, a week before school, reported 291 unfilled teacher positions – and that’s not including teaching positions to be funded through Title I federal funds. Last year at this time, we had 149 teacher vacancies.
Graduating high school is tough, especially if you have moved multiple times between schools or school districts. That’s why I wanted to provide links to some of… Read more “How Do I Check to See If I’m “On Track” to Graduate?”
Apparently an earlier statement from a consultant with Educational Planners has been disqualified as “completely inaccurate and inappropriate.”
I have created a survey for our community to take (a Spanish version will be released shortly), and I encourage you to disseminate this information to your different networks.
Guests will be able to provide feedback and gain insights so that the next iteration of the Cross Keys Freshman Academy will be even better than the first. This will also serve as an opportunity for prospective families to Cross Keys to understand more about “The CK Way” and the benefits that our school may bring to their student. More information will be available once the school year begins.
Teachers and students need to be able to have access to an expanded amount of data in order to more thoroughly reflect on student learning and efficacy of teaching practices. The Georgia Milestones scores did not even arrive in time for some students to receive their scores before the summer holiday — and the scores definitely did not allow teachers and students access to the kind of information that would make them better learners and teachers.
I wanted to share a blog post from Stan Jester, DeKalb County Schools District 1 Board Member, which provides a detailed explanation of the different aspects of… Read more “Pros & Cons – Options From The Secondary School Planning Study | DeKalb Schools Fact Checker”
A Curriculum Audit™ of the DeKalb County School District (Summary of Key Findings) Full document available here: CIA2 – Curriculum Audit – FINAL_R (532 pages) STANDARD 1: The… Read more “Audit Finds DeKalb Schools to be “Inadequate” in Many Curriculum Areas”
A member of the Oakcliff Neighborhood (located in Doraville), who serves on the steering committee in Region 1 for the Secondary Schools Facility Planning and Feasibility Study… Read more “A Sneak Peak at the Different Options for Secondary Schools in DeKalb”