Schools

Common Core: views from both sides

From Reporter Newspapers: "The set of national education standards known as Common Core are in place in Georgia schools. But they have faced steady attack from some education critics and in the state Legislature.

Druid Hills considers Atlanta annexation

From Katie Leslie and Mark Niesse in the AJC [pay access]: "Residents in the Druid Hills neighborhood, one of the oldest and wealthiest communities in the Atlanta area, will soon consider a key question about their future: Should they stay or go? .... About 4,500 Druid Hills households will be mailed informational materials about their options in the next two or three weeks.

DeKalb School Board progress noted

From Ann Marie Quill in the Reporter Newspapers: "The DeKalb County School District appears to be on the way to mending the problems that resulted in it being placed on academic probation in 2012 by the agency that accredits the district.

Fernbank School Update

Event Date and Time: 
08/07/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

From Druid Hills Civic Association: The DeKalb County School District staff will convene a meeting to provide the Fernbank community and neighbors with an update on the new school construction project next Thursday August 7, from 4:00 to 6:00 (as necessary) at the Fernbank Science Center.

DHHS Football Golf Tournament fund-raiser

Event Date and Time: 
08/01/2014 - 7:00am

For Druid Hills High School supporters: DRUID HILLS RED DEVILS FOOTBALL GOLF TOURNAMENT at LEGACY ON LANIER. LAKE LANIER ISLANDS. Friday, August 1, 2014. 7-8:30AM Check In / 9AM Shotgun Start. Lunch is Included and will be Provided by Pig-N-Chik!  

Q&A with state school superintendent candidates

From Dan Whisenhunt on Decaturish.com: "Candidates running to become the next head of Georgia’s schools worked to distinguish themselves from their opponents during a June 30 forum held by the League of Women Voters of Atlanta Fulton County.  All four candidates who will appear in the July 22 primary runoff attended the forum. The Democratic runoff will feature Valarie Wilson, a former member of the City Schools of Decatur Board of Education, and Alisha Thomas Morgan, a state representative. The Republican runoff will feature Mike Buck, the chief of staff to outgoing superintendent John Barge, and Richard Woods, a former high school principal and teacher who currently works in the private sector. Donna Lowry of 11-Alive served as moderator with guest panelists Carol Sbarge with WSB-TV and Dan Whisenhunt, editor and publisher of Decaturish.com.  Here are some of the questions the candidates received and their answers:..." [Read more.]

DHHS Golf Fundraiser re-scheduled to 8/1/14

Updated 6/13/14: GOLF TOURNAMENT at LEGACY ON LANIER LAKE LANIER ISLANDS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 2014.  We appolige for any inconvenience rescheduling may cause.  If you have registered for this event and cannot attend on the newly scheduled date, please contact Coach Callaway for a refund. If you choose to play in the tournament on the newly scheduled date and have already paid, your registration will be honored on August 1.

Druid Hills Charter Cluster Update

From Druid Hills Civic Association: Druid Hills Charter Cluster Update: The revised DHCC petition was resubmitted in April along with a request for the board to vote on it in May, reports Matt Lewis. Presently the DHCC hopes for a June vote. The petition was amended to reflect an August 2015 start date. If it is voted down again, a new petition must be developed and submitted after February 2015.

Preschool summer camp

From the assistant director, a local resident.  Summer At S.A.N.D. -- School At North Decatur UMC. 8 Weeks: June 2 – July 25.  9am – 1pm / Monday - Friday. Our Preschool Summer Camp at North Decatur United Methodist Church is open to 4, 5 and 6 year olds (rising PK, rising K, rising 1st). Children can sign up for any or all of the weeks offered. In addition, campers get to help plant and maintain our garden plots, learn about and participate in green practices like recycling and composting, and spend time outdoors in our new community garden.

School board candidates

From a MANA resident: Early voting is open for the May 20 election. Among other things, this election includes the primary for state school superintendent and the race for DeKalb County school board candidates (we are in District 2). Great info about candidates for school board is available here: http://www.itsforthemdekalb.org/

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