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Schools

News and information from Patch and your neighbors about schools in your towns.
Public Meetings Set to Discuss Charter Schools

Public Meetings Set to Discuss Charter Schools

Parents, teachers, and school district residents are welcome at upcoming meetings to review a proposed move to charter schools.
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.
Parent Input Sought on Schools' Code of Conduct

Parent Input Sought on Schools' Code of Conduct

Parents are being asked to share their input on the student code of conduct for the DeKalb County School District. The rules in the handbook apply to students from kindergarten through high
Maloof to Leave Dunwoody to Serve as Decatur High School Principal

Maloof to Leave Dunwoody to Serve as Decatur High School Principal

Noel Maloof will be principal of Decatur High School in the fall. He is currently the principal at Dunwoody High School.
Decatur's Valarie Wilson Running for Georgia State School Superintendent

Decatur's Valarie Wilson Running for Georgia State School Superintendent

The past president of the Georgia School Boards Association and the City Schools of Decatur School Board has announced her candidacy for Georgia State School Superintendent.
Students' Scopes Monkey Trial Project Wins Invite to State History Contes

Students' Scopes Monkey Trial Project Wins Invite to State History Contes

Students from DeKalb School of the Arts will compete at the State History Day contest.
DeKalb Schools Modifies Calendar in Response to Weather

DeKalb Schools Modifies Calendar in Response to Weather

The revisions proposed hoped to maximize instruction time for students prior to this spring's Criterion Reference Competency Tests and the End of Course Tests.
U.S. Rep. John Lewis to speak at Emory Commencement May 12

U.S. Rep. John Lewis to speak at Emory Commencement May 12

Commencement will take place on the campus Quadrangle with about 15,000 expected to be in attendance. For details on Commencement weekend, see www.emory.edu/commencement.
DeKalb Schools Seeks Public Input on 2014-15 Budget

DeKalb Schools Seeks Public Input on 2014-15 Budget

Two public budget hearings will be held following the presentation of the superintendent’s proposed budget for 2014-2015 and prior to the adoption of the Board’s budget in June.
DeKalb Schools Makes Statement on Friday Classes

DeKalb Schools Makes Statement on Friday Classes

“Closing schools tomorrow will allow us to ensure the schools are safe and ready for students on Tuesday, Feb. 18.” - Superintendent Michael Thurmond
DeKalb Schools:

DeKalb Schools: "Weather" IN or OUT, Keep Learning!

Inclement weather leads to a cancellation of classes Thursday, but the district encourages student to still keep learning.
DeKalb Schools Makes Decision on Tuesday Classes

DeKalb Schools Makes Decision on Tuesday Classes

On Monday, all scheduled after-school activities will occur, but all extra-curricular activities are cancelled.
2014-15 DeKalb School Calendar Published

2014-15 DeKalb School Calendar Published

The school year runs Aug. 11 through May 22, but that could change.
Another Snow Day Friday for Most Metro Atlanta Schools

Another Snow Day Friday for Most Metro Atlanta Schools

Know of more school closings? Share with Patch readers in the comments box below.
Metro Area Schools Make Decisions on Thursday Classes

Metro Area Schools Make Decisions on Thursday Classes

Know of more school closings? Share with Patch readers in the comments box below.
Will DeKalb County Students Get Another Snow Day?

Will DeKalb County Students Get Another Snow Day?

The cheers you may have heard in your neighborhood will tell you what the decision was.