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Ashford Park Elementary parents seek charter status

A group of parents wants to turn Ashford Park Elementary School into a charter school. Advocates say becoming a charter school will allow more flexibility and autonomy from the school…

DeKalb superintendent, state legislator to speak in Brookhaven

Interim DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond and state Rep. Mike Jacobs will join the Brookhaven City Council to talk about education at 7 p.m. Feb. 26. The meeting, held at…

Gov. Deal names new DeKalb school board members

Gov. Nathan Deal has named six people to replace suspended members of the DeKalb County Board of Education. At an 11 a.m. press conference, Deal said he is confident that…

Gov. Deal to announce DeKalb County school board replacements

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA, Reporter Newspapers broadcast partner) - Gov. Nathan Deal plans to announce Wednesday the people he has chosen to replace the six DeKalb County school board members he…

Interim superintendent says DeKalb school system will do what is needed to keep its accreditation

Interim DeKalb schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond told a group of parents in Dunwoody that the system would do what it needs to do to avoid losing its accreditation. “Failure is…

About 400 seek appointment to DeKalb school board, including 19 from Dunwoody and two from Brookhaven

About 400 applicants, including 19 from Dunwoody and two from Brookhaven, are seeking interim positions on the DeKalb County school board, the governor’s office announced on March 7. A total…

“Parent Trigger” Bill passes the House

A bill that would allow parents and teachers to more easily convert their schools into a charter school has passed the Georgia House of Representatives. The bill is officially known…

Nancy Jester resigns from DeKalb BOE

Nancy Jester resigns from DeKalb BOE

DeKalb County Board of Education member Nancy Jester has resigned from the school board rather than contest her removal by Gov. Nathan Deal. Deal removed Jester and five other board…

Fate of DeKalb School Board in hands of federal judge

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA, Reporter Newspapers broadcast partner) - Testimony wrapped up late Friday in a federal hearing to determine if the governor can legally remove DeKalb school board members. On Monday,…

Dunwoody representative pushing legislation for independent school districts

State Rep. Tom Taylor has introduced a house resolution that, if approved, would allow new cities to form their own school systems. Taylor introduced the legislation on Feb. 25. The…

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