The bottom line is that from a personal perspective -- as a parent of a current Oakcliff student, member of the Oakcliff PTA, and friend to many other Oakcliff parents and students -- I don’t want to see any changes to Oakcliff. Dr. Paschall and her staff and teachers do an excellent job, and the school district should do everything they can to retain, empower, and promote them. But if Oakcliff enrollment is projected to decline significantly, evaluating the options becomes much harder given the big-picture goal of reducing overcrowding for as many students as possible.
DeKalb Schools has announced the redistricting public meetings for the following elementary schools: Austin, Doraville United (fka Cross Keys North), and Pleasantdale. With the Austin redistricting likely to receive a lot of attention from Dunwoody residents, I plan to focus... Continue Reading →
Over the past couple of years, I’ve been blogging less on the Georgian Educator because I’ve started to focus on a more holistic view of what’s needed to maintain and build up a thriving, diverse, and resilient community in Doraville... Continue Reading →
Housing displacement – particularly within the broader context of housing quality and affordability – is one of those issues that permeates almost every discussion about cities and metropolitan areas nationwide. And it should. Housing – including the type of housing... Continue Reading →
Charter schools cannot be viewed as the ultimate solution to problems with the local schools. Now, before you think that this is just another charter-school bashing article, I want to say that I serve on the board of PATH Academy (a DeKalb charter school with a lottery and a separate governing board) and I send my daughter to a DeKalb theme school (a public school with a lottery yet without a separate governing board).
I also sit on the school council at Cross Keys High School and the entire council (and everyone present) supported Option B. In conversations with other faculty, the overwhelming majority supported Option B. (When I say "overwhelming majority" I mean that literally no one at the high school has told me they support Option A -- a Doraville HS.)
Every day that I’m out buying groceries or getting gas or grabbing a bite to eat, I run into one of my students or someone who knows me from the school I teach at, Cross Keys High School. I live... Continue Reading →
Tiempo para la redistribución del distrito La traduccion junto a Byron Delgado y Annie Boze Hace dos semanas, las Escuelas del Condado de DeKalb organizó dos sesiones para informar a la comunidad con respecto a la sobrepoblación del grupo de... Continue Reading →