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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.
Teen Talk

Teen Talk

Do you wish your 14-18 year old would seek advice from a trusted adult? We have a group for that!
Preteen Social Skills Group

Preteen Social Skills Group

Does your 10-13 year old need a refresher in social skills? Do they need support with transition? We've got a group for that!
Expressive Therapy Group

Expressive Therapy Group

Kids spending too much time in front of the TV or their iPad? Do you wish they would just “be a kid”? We've got a group for that!
Mom/Dad's Morning Out

Mom/Dad's Morning Out

Children ages 18 weeks to 4 years participate in play therapy while parents have a break
Mommy/Daddy and Me & Monday Mornings

Mommy/Daddy and Me & Monday Mornings

Play therapy for children ages 18 months to 4 years and parenting group for adults
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.
Paideia Mock Trial Team Advances to State Championship

Paideia Mock Trial Team Advances to State Championship

Team wins all three rounds of the recent DeKalb-Gwinnett District Championships.
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.
Grady HS Football Investigation: Players Faked Addresses

Grady HS Football Investigation: Players Faked Addresses

Investigation determines that 14 football players were fraudulently enrolled at the Midtown school.
PATCH VOICES:

PATCH VOICES: "New Direction" for Atlanta Public Schools?

A former Atlanta Board of Education candidate has questions for the current superintendent.
Pre-K, Kindergarten Registration Around the Corner

Pre-K, Kindergarten Registration Around the Corner

The Fulton County School System will soon open registration for incoming pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.
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.