Youth & Schools


GPTC offers free driver’s ed classes

High school students can sign up for free driver’s education classes at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

Cross Keys race team wins award

Cross Keys High received the Best Graphics Award in the SkillsUSA Fall Leadership S.T.E.A.M. Race Challenge at the fall conference on Oct. 22-24 in Jekyll Island.

DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts won’t have to share

DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts students will not be sharing their new home at the former Avondale Middle School facility with Smoke Rise Elementary.

Vendor space available for job fair

Vendor space is available for a job fair on Nov. 14 at the Fulton-DeKalb Family Life Center in the Belvedere Medical Plaza in Decatur.

Grant to fund GPC peer coaches

Georgia Perimeter College has been awarded a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the number of students who exit remedial math in two or fewer semesters through the use of academic success coaches.

DeKalb wants to delay charter school process

The DeKalb School System wants to delay its application to become a charter school district. The Georgia Department of Education had set a Nov. 1 application deadline.

Input sought on SPLOST spending

Stakeholders can learn more about the DeKalb School District’s Master Planning of the E-SPLOST V program at three community input meetings next week.

Decatur Schools picks new leader

Dr. David Dude, chief operating officer of the 13,500-student Iowa City Community School District, is the new superintendent of the City Schools of Decatur.

Redan alumnus receives Jesse Jackson scholarship

Redan High alumnus Mekhi Seraile is among 10 students awarded $25,000 Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Fellows Scholarships in STEM and business academics.

Peachcrest Elementary dedication on Oct. 22

Students and educators will celebrate the official opening of the sprawling new $20 million Peachcrest Elementary School in Decatur with a ribbon cutting on Oct. 22.

State seeks input on proposed computer science courses

The State Board of Education has posted standards for three new computer science courses for public review and comment. The questionnaire is available for the 60-day comment period at http://secc.sedl.org/ga_pathways.

Scholarship honors DeBerry’s giving spirit

DeKalb Superior Court Clerk Debra DeBerry, who serves on more than a dozen nonprofit boards, now has a scholarship named for her.

Digital resources available for Title I families

Title I families in the DeKalb School District now have 24/7 access to streaming videos to support their children’s learning through Family Engagement digital resources.

Water main break forces evacuations at two DeKalb schools

DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management crews are working on a water main break near Klondike Road and Browns Mill Road.

Lithonia teen makes Eagle Scout

Joseph Micah Barnett of Lithonia, who once saved the lives of two swimmers as a lifeguard, has achieved the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America.