Listen to the WABE Story: https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wabe/audio/2016/12/overcrowdingweb.mp3 By Martha Dalton It’s no secret that Atlanta’s population is booming. According to U.S. Census data, the metro Atlanta region grew by more than 10 percent from April 2010 to July 2015. That kind... Continue Reading →
Over the past few weeks, the Cross Keys High School Council has been gathering input from various stakeholders in the Buford Highway community. Today, Principal Heard (Cross Keys HS) and Principal Anthony (Sequoyah MS) issued their schools' position papers in... Continue Reading →
For critics of charter schools to argue that charter schools aren’t “that great” or that they aren’t actually doing any better than the average of the state’s traditional schools is to miss a major factor when considering the performance of these schools. If the average school in the geographic area is performing below the state average, then if a charter school performs on average, it is still out-performing the traditional schools. This is a key component that critics are not including in their analysis of charter schools.
I mostly understood the request for redistricting to be a request for schools close-by (i.e. Chamblee MS, Chamblee HS, Ashford Park ES) to receive students, since they are within the same cities and communities of our Cross Keys cluster students. I think this is why many parents are voicing frustrations and concerns about how the district decided to redistribute the students.
Please stay involved in the process, as a final decision will be made at the March 7 Board of Education meeting after the superintendent makes his recommendation. Provide feedback because -- as this second round shows us -- DCSD is trying to listen to our community and is trying to be responsive to our needs.
By now you might have heard that the DeKalb Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green called for a public meeting for the Cross Keys cluster. Two meetings took place -- one at Cross Keys HS on Tuesday night and the other... Continue Reading →