Youth & Schools


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.

Public input sought for secondary school facility planning

Members of the community can offer input at two meetings for the DeKalb School District's Secondary School Facility Planning and Feasibility Study for middle and high schools.

DeKalb collecting school supplies donations for back-to-school giveaway

Residents are asked to donate school supplies through Aug. 12 for interim CEO Lee May's seventh annual DeKalb Family Fun Day on Aug. 14 at Bransby Outdoor YMCA at Rock Chapel.

DeKalb students get new rules on conduct

DeKalb’s 102,000 school children returned to the classroom for the first day of the 2016-2017 academic year on Aug. 8 as the school district unveiled a new code of student conduct.

Miller Grove alum visits Israel as advocate for social justice

Decatur native Jayla Moody’s commitment to social justice started early and runs deep. Moody, Miller Grove High’s 2015 valedictorian, served on a cyber-bullying panel sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League where panelists discussed the effects of online hatred and what they ...

Green to visit seven schools on first day

DeKalb Schools Superintendent R. Stephen Green will visit seven schools on Aug. 8, the first day of the new 2016-2017 school year.

New, reassigned principals for 10 schools

Eight new principals have been selected for the DeKalb School District's 2016-2017 school year, which begins Aug. 8. Two principals have been reassigned.