Friday, May 17, 2013
The College and Career Ready Performance Index is Georgia's new system to gauge the quality of our local schools.
The Georgia Department of Education has a new system for rating the quality of every public school in the Peach State. Based on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, East Atlanta Patch neighborhoods boast some of the best elementary schools in the city, including Drew Charter, Mary Lin and Atlanta Neighborhood Charter schools. But when it comes to middle and high schools, there's some work left to be done. The CCRPI is based on a scale of 100 and scores are calculated wih three main components: An additional 10 points, called challenge points, may be earned if a school has a significant number of students who are economically disadvantaged, English as a Second Language learners or disabled are meeting expectations. Here's how it …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Dual accreditation would allow each individual school to pursue its own accreditation from the Georgia Accrediting Commission.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Ex-board chairman Eugene Walker responds to Gov. Nathan Deal's decision to suspend six members of the DeKalb Board of Education.
Tuesday, February 26
by Eugene P. Walker The Governor is wrong in his decision to suspend members of the DeKalb County Board of Education. The DeKalb School District has been placed on probation by a private accrediting institution called SACS which holds considerable sway in the education community. SACS has made a multitude of allegations, some of which I agree with, but all of them were developed unilaterally in a shrouded process. SACS' leadership is not elected by the public, does not have to conform to open meetings and open records laws, and is not subject to constitutional due process as it sits in judgment of public institutions and elected officials. The DeKalb Board of Education, like all school boards, is a public institution. We have open meetings…
Friday, July 13, 2012
Patch's Question of the Week asks, are metro Atlanta kids heading back to school too soon?
Used to be, kids in most Atlanta schools went back into the classrooms after Labor Day. Man, those were the days. For the 2012-13 school year, Decatur schools open Aug. 1, and city of Atlanta students hit the books Aug. 6. DeKalb and Fulton county schools open on Aug. 13. To some, it seems as if summer vacation gets shorter and shorter each year. To others (harried parents running out of kid-friendly entertainment options, perhaps?), it can't come soon enough. So our Patch Question of the Week is, do you feel that summer vacation is too short? Do kids head back to school too early? Or do they need that classroom time in order to prepare themselves for a successful future? Take our Patch poll and share your opinion in the comments.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, October 25, 2011.
Police Major: 'I Don't Want People Living In Fear' Security Increases At Chamblee High After Rash Of Break-ins. Dunwoody City Council Looks At Purchasing Nearly 42 Acres Of Land. Mount Paran-Northside Meeting On Tuesday Night. Live Blogging From Avondale Estates' Candidate Forum. District 6 Candidates To Speak Tuesday Night. 'American Idol' Winner To Perform At Macy's Christmas Tree Lighting. Safety Tips For Trick-or-Treaters.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The day's top headlines for Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Atkinson To Focus On Students, Makes Changes Across System. Riverwood Audit Shows Several Areas Of Concern. Police Investigating Wednesday Morning Bank Robbery. Patch Profile: State Rep. Ed Lindsey Tucker Native Making An Impact At Stanford. Hundreds Celebrate Xerona Clayton Way.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Two DeKalb School Board Members Oppose Superintendent Nominee. Patch Asks: What Do You Think Of The Quality Of Education in DeKalb Schools? Two Injured When Car Hits APS Bus. Fulton School Board Votes Thursday On Realignment. Dunwoody Moves To Buy 24 Acres In The Heart Of Georgetown. Why Bill Kennedy Way Is Hazardous To Cyclists. MARTA's $700 Million Corridor Moves Closer To The Ballot. Farewell To Ernie Johnson Sr.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Meadowview Elementary meets goals, however
Meadowview Elementary School was the only one of the four DeKalb County schools in East Atlanta Patch to meet the Adequate Yearly Progress standards. The other three schools — McNair High, Sky Haven and Gresham Park elementary schools — failed to meet those English and mathematics testing standards in 2011 according to a report released Monday by the Georgia Deparment of Education. Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, is one of several benchmarks established by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 to continually evaluate students, teachers and schools. Schools are expected to improve AYP scores each year. The schools are graded on test participation for both mathematics and reading/English language arts, academic performance in those…
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
More information on the three finalists.
The three finalists for DeKalb County Superintendent were released yesterday. They are: Dr. Gloria Davis, Superintendent of Decatur (Illinois) Public Schools, Arthur R. Culver, Superintendent of Champaign (Illinois) Community Unit School District #4, and Dr. Lillie Cox, Superintendent of Hickory (North Carolina) Public Schools. All come from considerably smaller districts than DeKalb County, and most of the schools within those districts are smaller than those projected in the school board's 2020 Vision Plan. Many questions remain. Here is a little more information about each finalist. Dr. Davis has served as superintendent since 2006. While there, she has “endeavored to promote the philosophy that all children can and will learn when …
Friday, January 21, 2011
New way of conducting public input sessions gives every person in the room an opportunity to be heard, said the school system's consultant
William Carnes, the principal of MGT of America, the consulting firm handling the redistricting and consolidation process, offers his thoughts on the public meetings.