Youth & Schools


Dental sealant and water fluoridation, handy tools in fighting dental decay in children

Children ages 6-11 are at high risk of tooth decay, and a CDC study finds 21 percent of them had at least one cavity in their permanent teeth. Throughout February, as National Children's Dental Health Month, parents, caregivers and kids ...

Damien Wimes, Southwest DeKalb High's new head coach, on familiar turf

Coach Damien Wimes retuns to Southwest DeKalb High School to Continue Winning Tradition: As the newest caretaker to this fiercely proud football power, Wimes aspires to replicate some of the gridiron feats of his legendary mentor, Coach Buck Godfrey, for ...

DeKalb teens can vie for prom package in contest targeting teen dating violence

DeKalb teens can vie to win a luxury prom package from DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling's office by entering a contest to create a catchy public service message targeting teen dating violence. The inaugural contest, which is part of the ...

Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Clark Atlanta University collaborate to expand postsecondary opportunities

Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Clark Atlanta University collaborate to expand postsecondary opportunities: The schools have announced a historic partnership that will provide transfer students with additional options to continue postsecondary education.

Tucker High JROTC is highest ranked in DeKalb County

Students at Tucker High School are excelling in the Air Force’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program, achieving the highest standard possible in their unit inspection on Jan. 23. It is believed to be the first time in nine years ...

Teen-parent driver class on risk factors, state law

Teens and their parents and caregivers can participate in Georgia Teens Ride With P.R.I.D.E. on Feb. 21 at the Redan-Trotti Library.

Feb. 24 deadline to apply for Princeton Summer Journalism Program

High school journalism students have until Feb. 24 to apply for the 2017 Princeton University Summer Journalism Program.

List of STEM courses for college HOPE GPA boost now available

Beginning this fall, students will receive a boost to their college HOPE GPA for specific, rigorous STEM courses typically offered during the first two years of college.

DECA student-teacher team to visit Normandy, pay tribute to fallen hero

DeKalb Early College Academy junior Sydnie Cobb and social studies professor Jason Butler will travel to France to tell the story of a fallen World War II hero.

GPTC top student and instructor headed to regional competition

GPTC accounting student Sonya Bingham and business management instructor Ramona Pollard have received top honors at their college and will represent it in upcoming regional and state competitions. Bingham won GPTC’s 2017 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership for excellence in ...

DeKalb Schools first Cyber Safety Day engaged students to avoid being victims

In the face of online predators, cyber bullies, and other digital criminals, more resources than ever before are being channeled into making sure DeKalb students are safe when using social media and the internet. For the first time in its ...

Healthy credit ratings help DeKalb Schools to jump start E-SPLOST projects early

DeKalb County School District will be able to implement technology and facility renovations and upgrades much earlier than expected, thanks to its upgrades in it’s financial ratings by credit-rating agencies Moody's and Standard & Poors.

80 DeKalb athletes ink scholarships on Signing Day

Signing Day for DeKalb Schools star athletes was bitter sweet this year at Southwest DeKalb High School, where four seniors inked full scholarships to attend schools in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina and Georgia. Three of the four Panthers football players ...

Volunteer judges needed for DeKalb's Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Volunteer judges are needed for the 2017 DeKalb Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Feb. 11 at the DeKalb School District’s Administrative and Instructional Complex in Stone Mountain.

26 DeKalb schools on 2017 ‘chronically failing’ list

Twenty-six DeKalb County schools are on the updated list of “chronically failing schools” released by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, and 14 of the district’s schools will receive the Highest Performing or Greatest Gains school awards.