Youth & Schools


District holds E-SPLOST sessions

The public can attend an informational meeting on the E-SPLOST project list on Sept. 27 at the DeKalb School District’s AIC Auditorium.

SWD Ambassadors aid 9th-graders

Seniors and juniors will help ninth-graders transition into high school as 2016-2017 Southwest DeKalb High Ambassadors.

GPTC wooing ITT Tech students

Former ITT Tech students interested in continuing their academic studies can attend information sessions beginning Sept. 24 at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, and application fees for attendees will be waived.

Three district alumnae receive state 'Star English Learner' award

Three DeKalb School District alumnae have been honored with the “Star English Learner” award given to ESOL students who are either valedictorian or salutatorian of their 2016 graduating class.

DeKalb ACT test scores show academic progress across district

DeKalb high school students' 2016 ACT test scores show academic progress across the district, and five schools exceeded both state and national composite score averages.

State Farm grants support Perimeter College student success initiatives

First-generation students and military personnel are among Perimeter College students who will benefit from a new partnership between State Farm Insurance and Georgia State University that earmarks $125,000 in grants for Perimeter success initiatives.

Decatur teacher awarded national scholarship to attend GaETC

Decatur teacher Tama Trotti has been awarded a national teacher scholarship by the Association of American Educators Foundation to fund her trip to the Georgia Educational Technology Conference this fall.

Probe College Fair for high school students at Mall at Stonecrest on Sept. 1

High school students and their families can explore postsecondary options at the Probe College Fair on Sept. 1 at the Mall at Stonecrest in Lithonia.

Educator presents 'action-learning' model at Columbia University summer program

DeKalb County resident educator W. Calvin Anderson presented his “action-learning” student engagement model at the 2016 summer program Beyond the Game: The Business of Sports for high school students at Columbia University on July 5-Aug. 5.

Four pools, aquatic center open on weekends through Labor Day

Swimmers can get in a few more laps at four county pools and the aquatic center through Sept. 5.

STEMS Career Fair for Middle School Students at Saint Philip AME

Middle school students and their parents or guardians can attend the ninth annual STEMS Career Fair on Aug. 27 at Saint Philip AME Church in Atlanta.

Mark Trail Flying Eagles' AAU All Americans stand out at Junior Olympics

Ten AAU All Americans with the Mark Trail Flying Eagles youth track club had finishes in the top eight at the 2016 AAU Junior Olympics in Humble, Texas, on July 30-Aug. 6.

Doctors launch prescription drug take-back program on metro college campuses

Georgia State University students can dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs on an anonymous, “no-questions-asked” basis at GSU campuses in Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, downtown Atlanta, and Covington.

GPTC, Herzing partner for Degree Up initiative

GPTC students now have a more flexible path toward a bachelor's degree thanks to a new Degree Up partnership and transfer agreement with Herzing University.

Two new e-book collections for young readers

Pre-k through fifth-grade students can hone their reading skills with two new online resources, TumbleBookLibrary and Scholastic BookFlix, available at the DeKalb Public Library.