Youth & Schools


DeKalb teachers get merit pay

More than 1,800 DeKalb School District teachers received merit pay awards up to $2,500 from the federal Race to the Top program.

Forum on Decatur superintendent search

City Schools of Decatur stakeholders can offer their perspectives on the most desirable characteristics and skills that the new superintendent should possess at a community forum on Aug. 5.

Volunteers needed for SMILES jamboree

Donors, vendors, sponsors and volunteers are needed for the S.M.I.L.E.S. Back-to-School Jamboree on Aug. 9 at the Midway Recreation Center in Decatur.

Watson seeking school supplies

Super District 7 Commissioner Stan Watson is collecting book bags and school supplies for his annual Back-to-School “Book Um and Bag Um” drive throughout July.

Johnson talks nutrition at day camp

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson spoke with summer campers on July 20 at the Redan Recreation Center in Lithonia and saw firsthand the benefits of the federally funded nutrition program to combat childhood hunger.

Receptions to welcome Green to DeKalb

Business and civic groups are lining up to welcome new DeKalb Schools Superintendent R. Stephen Green to the county.

Bronner twins bring message of hard, focused work to DeKalb youth

When Kirstie and Kristie Bronner speak, their audience sees double but hears the same message.

Dekalb teams ‘ready to roll’ into new football season

DeKalb high school football teams were fired up July 14 and eager to jump into the battle for a state championship or at least improve on last year’s record.

New law revamps diploma eligibility

Students in Georgia no longer will be required to earn a passing score on any graduation tests to earn a high school diploma under a new state law.

Title I schools on DOE lists

Twenty-eight DeKalb County schools are on the Georgia Department of Education’s Priority and Focus lists of Title I public schools that exhibit the greatest need for additional support based on data from the 2014 College & Career Ready Performance Index.

SWD students to wear uniforms

Students at Southwest DeKalb High will be wearing uniforms with the school logo when school opens on Aug. 10.

Bradford Scholarship helps McNair grad start college early

Tiara Brooks, McNair High’s 2015 valedictorian, is the recipient of the second annual Bradford Family Scholarship.

Pierce completes FSU track career

DeKalb School of the Arts alumna Jande Pierce has completed her storied track career at Florida State University.

DeKalb for Seniors school supply drive

Individuals and groups can drop off donations for DeKalb for Seniors Inc.’s second annual Back to School Supply Drive through July 31 at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia.

Georgia State education school gets new name

The College of Education at Georgia State University has changed its name to the College of Education & Human Development, effective July 1.