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Catch 22: DeKalb County Schools, Cross Keys and Site Selection

The new communities that will be forged and the new friendships and support systems that will arise are worth these growing pains towards a more just and equitable education system for DeKalb County Schools. It will have its challenges.

Please, DeKalb Schools, don’t tear down more affordable apartments in our community.

Please, DeKalb Schools, don’t tear down more affordable apartments in our community. A couple weeks ago, our Cross Keys community was excited to find out that we are moving closer to getting a long overdue new school building. However, my... Continue Reading →

Does DeKalb Schools Have to Displace Apartment Residents to Build New School?

Before deciding to knock down your students’ homes after promising those same students and their families new facilities to address long-term neglect of the Cross Keys Cluster, I think DCSD should have involved the public in the process, exhaustively explored other options and been able to provide clear, written and thorough explanations as to why alternative properties were not feasible. 

3 Groups of Latina Students Begin to Form Coalition to Strengthen their Communities

Exciting things happen when you combine the intellectual power of fifteen teenage girls. Last weekend, students from Pinckneyville Middle School, Summerour Middle School, and Cross Keys High School joined forces at Mi Pilon, a Caribbean restaurant in Norcross, Georgia, to share... Continue Reading →

Latinos se unen en la Buford | Mundo Hispanico

This is what happens when you begin community-engaged teaching -- the kids don't stop once they leave your class! True education encourages learning that impacts not just your classroom, but your entire community. Read more about what Leticia Arcila and... Continue Reading →

Latino Connection Georgia Delves into Issues of Affordable Housing, Education on BuHi

On July 2012, City of Brookhaven was incorporated.  The city was born to keep tax dollars local," providing services that are truly focused on the needs of our community, and operating efficiently with full transparency” as it is stated in one... Continue Reading →

Bringing Reconciliation to the Chamblee and Cross Keys Communities

Reconciliation. That’s what we need to have right now – not only in our country, but in our local community. This week, I met with representatives from Chamblee’s Huntley Hills ES and Chamblee Charter HS, and I feel like our... Continue Reading →

Some Chamblee Charter HS Students Welcome Cross Keys HS Students with Racist and Obscene Comments

All this talk about new high schools and redistricting has gotten me thinking: Are we even ready to do this? Because I have a feeling that we are not. Cross Keys High School students were redistricted to Chamblee Charter High... 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 →

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