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August 2016

If You Don’t Like Redistricting, Build Bigger Schools

The conversation about what to do about overcrowding in Regions 1 and 2 of DeKalb County continues. As people begin to consider the different options, I believe a few key aspects must be considered before we move forward, and those... Continue Reading →

Secondary Schools Planning: Thinking Through the Options for Fall 2016

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 thoughtful people is “Which option is best for DeKalb?” I wish I could... Continue Reading →

Why Does DeKalb County Schools STILL Have More Than 210 Teacher Vacancies?

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.

How Do I Check to See If I’m “On Track” to Graduate?

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 the Metro Atlanta schools graduation requirements. While the counselors and administrative staff at... Continue Reading →

COO Joshua Williams Says Statement about Moving the Magnet Program is “completely inaccurate and inappropriate”

Apparently an earlier statement from a consultant with Educational Planners has been disqualified as "completely inaccurate and inappropriate."

The Chamblee Magnet Is NOT Moving?

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.

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