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 →
In high school, I was one of those students that had a hard time understanding how Calculus or Chemistry mattered in the “real world.” I knew I wanted to do something like psychology or education – not engineering or med... Continue Reading →
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 →
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.)
Housing issues are directly related to the educational climate in a particular area, which is why I wanted to make sure everyone knew about this important event. One of the best measures of school quality is socioeconomic diversity. Figuring out a way to have moderate-/higher-priced housing intermingled with lower-income housing options is important to figuring out how we can have schools that are successful for all children.
Recently, Parent Councils United of DeKalb (PCU) hosted the annual State of the District address at Tucker High School. During this gathering of parents, teachers, community stakeholders, and district personnel, Superintendent Dr. Green gave a short speech about the future goals... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Apparently an earlier statement from a consultant with Educational Planners has been disqualified as "completely inaccurate and inappropriate."