Youth & Schools


High school student makes mark as a budding entrepreneur

Tucker High senior Donté Watkins, who founded Second Chance Tutoring, competed in the quarterfinals of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s Youth National Entrepreneurship Challenge in California in October.

DeKalb students collect 52 tons of recyclables in a month

In October, students from 17 DeKalb schools saved 52 tons of paper, plastics, wood, and glass from the county landfill.

Grants help fund Sporty Girls outreach

The nonprofit Sporty Girls Inc., which fosters and develops lifestyle skills among young female athletes, has received $10,000 in grants and volunteer support since August to help girls become well-rounded leaders in the classroom, on the field and in the ...

Contest entry needs votes

Students, friends and supporters of Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia need votes through Nov. 19 to help Omarri Suggs’ family win a top prize for the school in the National Red Ribbon Photo Contest.

Child care providers urged to be vigilant for Enterovirus D68, flu

Child care workers and early education providers in Georgia are on notice to look for symptoms of enteroviruses and influenza among children in their care.Child care workers and early education providers in Georgia are on notice to look for symptoms ...

ACA enrollment help at libraries

Health insurance marketplace information and enrollment assistance will be available at three DeKalb Public Library branches on Nov. 17, 20 and 24 to help residents seeking coverage for 2015.

Emory Medical School on list of ‘Free From Tobacco Money’

mory University Medical School is the only Georgia-based college to make a national list of colleges and universities that have divested themselves of tobacco money.

What will you find during Medicare Open Enrollment?

Your health needs change from year to year. And your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall.

DeKalb Medical program recognized by American Diabetes Association

DeKalb Medical’s Nutrition and Diabetes Education Center has earned kudos from the American Diabetes Association for its self-management education program that offers individual and group training and pre-diabetes classes.

Tucker Middle School breaks new ground in STEM certification

Tucker Middle School is the first middle school in Georgia to win STEM certification.

Team Phoenix makes history at STEM event

Ny’Asia Bell, Victoria Smiley, Brooke Harris and Shauna Stewart, sixth-graders at Wadsworth Magnet School for High Achievers, made history at a STEM Science Bowl in September in New Orleans – they were the first African-American all-female team and the youngest ...

Ella the Elephant, Santa Dan to appear at Mall at Stonecrest

Disney Jr.’s Ella the Elephant will help welcome Santa Dan to the Mall at Stonecrest on Nov. 15.

Wadsworth Magnet is Beta School

Wadsworth Magnet School for High Achievers is a National Beta School of Distinction.

Red Ribbon contest for shutterbugs

Students, families and schools have until Nov. 4 to enter the Red Ribbon Photo Contest for a chance to win an iPad and $1,000 for their k-12 school of choice.

DeKalb Schools lands tech grant

DeKalb students will have greater access to technology through an $8.4 million grant from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.