Category: Education

May 26, 2022
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ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA–Two outstanding students invested in community service in Rockdale County were named finalists for the Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families’ 2022 John K. Morgan Scholarship. Of the two finalists, Jaidyn Sawyer, a senior at Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, was named the recipient of the 2022 John K. Morgan Scholarship. […]

May 10, 2022
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5min3040
  STONE MOUNTAIN, GA – Today, Chapel Hill Elementary School teacher Aisha Chadwick got a surprise delivery after it was announced that she was one of 10 national recipients of the Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year Award. The recognition is presented annually to 10 dynamic teachers across the nation who promote diversity, equity, […]

May 5, 2022
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1min2130
    The DeKalb County Board of Education will hold the following meeting on Monday, May 9, 2022, in the J. David Williamson Board Room, Robert R. Freeman Administrative Complex, 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083. BOARD MEETING 11:30am       Executive Session for the purpose of discussing permitted matters and Work Session 5:45pm         Community […]

May 5, 2022
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5min1840
  CONYERS, GA– In appreciation of the extraordinary dedication of Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) teachers and staff and as part of recruitment and retention efforts, Superintendent Terry Oatts recently announced a proposed increase for teachers and staff. Rockdale is raising the teacher pay scale by $4,000 and giving a step increase to all employees […]

May 4, 2022
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4min1790
The mission of the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is “to ensure student success, leading to higher education, work, and life-long learning.” On Tuesday, April 26, the DeKalb Board of Education (BOE) by a vote of 4-1, voted to terminate the contract of our seventh School Superintendent in nearly 12 years. The question remains, does […]

April 29, 2022
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  DEKALB COUNTY, GA— The DeKalb County Board of Education approved a one-year contract for interim Superintendent Dr. Vasanne S. Tinsley, a retired deputy superintendent for the district, during a special-called virtual meeting on Friday, April 29. Tinsley’s contract became effective April 26, 2022 and will be prorated. She will earn a base bi-weekly salary of […]

April 28, 2022
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1min2060
  The DeKalb County Board of Education will hold the following virtual meeting and executive session on Friday, April 29, 2022: 2:00pm          VIRTUAL CALLED MEETING and EXECUTIVE SESSION Virtual Executive Session Virtual Called Meeting The virtual called meeting agenda is attached and can be accessed online by going to: www.dekalbschoolsga.org, click on Leadership, go to Simbli […]

April 28, 2022
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  DEKALB COUNTY, GA—The DeKalb County Board of Education in a 4-1 vote fired Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris on Tuesday during a virtual meeting, stating that the separation was effective immediately. Board Chair Vicki B. Turner, members Diijon DaCosta, Anna Hill and Joyce Morley voted in favor of terminating Watson-Harris, with Deirdre Pierce casting the dissenting […]

April 26, 2022
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2min2831
STONE MOUNTAIN, GA – At tonight’s virtual board called meeting, the DeKalb County Board of Education voted to approve a separation agreement with Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris effective immediately. Board members voted to name Dr. Vasanne Tinsley as the interim superintendent, citing its full confidence in  Tinsley’s ability to operate the day-to-day activities of the DeKalb County […]

April 22, 2022
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5min2460
DECATUR, GA – On April 19, Congressman Hank Johnson hosted his 2022 Congressional Art Competition in a virtual award’s ceremony on April 19. | TO WATCH AND VIEW THE ART, CLICK HERE | The competition recognized student artists from around the district and awarded four college scholarships totaling $35,000. Each year, the national competition calls upon high school […]


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