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Music & Movement Classes for BABIES, TODDLERS, PRESCHOOLERS, & the grown-ups who love them!

Music & Movement Classes for BABIES, TODDLERS, PRESCHOOLERS, & the grown-ups who love them!

Classes begin the week of Sept. 8th! Register for a class or sign up for a free demo at: www.MusicTogetherWithMissWendy.com!
Community Input Sought on School Renovations

Community Input Sought on School Renovations

Residents can share their ideas for how to handle growing enrollment at Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School.
How Do Georgia Schools Rank Against Other States?

How Do Georgia Schools Rank Against Other States?

A new study by WalletHub ranks Georgia as the state with the highest dropout rate.
Back to School: 2014-15 Calendar in DeKalb County

Back to School: 2014-15 Calendar in DeKalb County

You already know school starts Aug. 11. So, when is the last day (and all the breaks in between)?
Georgia Sales Tax-Free Weekend 2014 Under Way

Georgia Sales Tax-Free Weekend 2014 Under Way

The state's sales tax holiday is great for back-to-school essentials. It runs through midnight on Saturday.
DeKalb Schools Show Gains in Year-End Tests

DeKalb Schools Show Gains in Year-End Tests

A few DeKalb County Schools had 100 percent proficiency in subjects, while multiple schools had double-digit increases in test scores.
Donate to DeKalb County School Supply Drive

Donate to DeKalb County School Supply Drive

You can drop off school supplies for DeKalb County elementary school students at area fire stations this week.
Educator Brings Home New Tech Tips For Grade School Learning

Educator Brings Home New Tech Tips For Grade School Learning

A Hawthorne Elementary School library media specialist participated in workshops and seminars, learning how to use the latest technology for digital learning.
Decatur Student Takes Dyslexia Issue to D.C.

Decatur Student Takes Dyslexia Issue to D.C.

A Decatur student is advocating for Dyslexia in Washington, D.C., along with students from across the U.S.
Grant to Target Ways to Boost Graduation Rates at 5 DeKalb Schools

Grant to Target Ways to Boost Graduation Rates at 5 DeKalb Schools

The grant will help JAG reach more youth at risk of dropping out of school, say DeKalb Schools leaders.
DeKalb Students Picked for Elite Leadership Institute

DeKalb Students Picked for Elite Leadership Institute

Fourteen students from DeKalb County are enhancing their personal leadership and critical thinking skills at a week-long leadership institute.
DeFilippo Named Coordinator of Exceptional Education for City Schools

DeFilippo Named Coordinator of Exceptional Education for City Schools

The City Schools of Decatur has named Frank DeFilippo the new coordinator of Exceptional Education and Pupil Services.
Standout Seniors Receive $65K in College Scholarships

Standout Seniors Receive $65K in College Scholarships

DeKalb Interim CEO May, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, DeKalb School District and City Schools of Decatur present $65,000 in college scholarships.
Teacher Appreciation Week: Tell Us About Your Favorite Teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week: Tell Us About Your Favorite Teacher

Patch blogger says, "Thanks for teaching my minions!" Tell us about your favorite teacher in the comment section.
DeKalb Schools Dig Out of Financial Hole

DeKalb Schools Dig Out of Financial Hole

Small pay raises are included in the next DeKalb County Schools budget and furlough days have been eliminated. Plans also call for 100 new teachers to be hired to reduce class sizes.
Decatur's International Community School Names Principal

Decatur's International Community School Names Principal

Edgar Miranda has been named the new principal of the International Community School in Decatur. He most recently served as principal of the Anglo-American School of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Lights Out! Windy Weather Causes Outages At Four Area Schools

Lights Out! Windy Weather Causes Outages At Four Area Schools

Parents were allowed to keep their children home as Georgia Power remedied the situation.
Two Georgia Perimeter Students Win Distinguished Scholarship

Two Georgia Perimeter Students Win Distinguished Scholarship

Trung Quach and Matthew Tate have become the 11th and 12th GPC students to win the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Scholarship.
Decatur Schools Earn National Technology Honor

Decatur Schools Earn National Technology Honor

The City Schools of Decatur have earned national notice for implementing technology in classrooms and to communicate with the community.
Right Choice Mentoring Program to Host Unity Service Friday

Right Choice Mentoring Program to Host Unity Service Friday

The DeKalb County Public Safety Department, along with the DeKalb County Public School System and members of the faith-based community, are hosting a Unity Service Friday evening.