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Superintendent searches in Atlanta, DeKalb look to reform

Three of metro Atlanta’s largest school districts are facing one of the biggest challenges for large districts: finding a new superintendent. The DeKalb and Atlanta public schools systems, both steeped…

Welcome addition

Welcome addition

Dunwoody High School teacher Thenita Williams, standing, goes over math problems with 11th graders Brandi Thomas, at left, and Chelsey Allen. Dunwoody’s math classes started the winter term in new, state-of-the…

Cooking classes teach the three R’s and much more

Cooking classes teach the three R’s and much more

By Sylvia Small For a growing number of students, the basic skills associated with cooking a meal provide an opportunity to acquire academic knowledge in a creative, hands-on environment, area…

When in doubt, keep a sick child at home

When in doubt, keep a sick child at home

By Jody Steinberg We’ve all had it happen. A busy morning, a fully-scheduled day, and a child who drags herself to the table 10 minutes late complaining of a headache…

SAT prep courses becoming the norm

By Megan Ernst and Leighton Rowell It still holds true today: SAT scores, along with a student’s high school transcript, are among the most important factors in getting into college.…

Student Talk

In a time of desktops and laptops, iPads and smart phones, the ways students learn are changing. We asked pupils at local schools how often they turned to the Internet…