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Heating issues plague DeKalb Schools buildings  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Whitney McGinniss she sent her third-grader to Laurel Ridge Elementary School, located in Decatur, Wednesday morning “bundled up” after a note sent to ...



Georgia teachers who have sex with students seldom go to prison  Atlanta Journal Constitution

On a Friday morning in 2012, a couple of hours past midnight, an East Georgia mom heard a noise from her daughter's bedroom. What she discovered in the ...



DeKalb center brings students into a new world, school in America  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Language isn't the only barrier for children from other cultures.



Officials: Georgia student protesters trash convenience store  FOX 5 Atlanta

They pretended to be part of the planned nationwide peaceful protest against gun violence in schools, but instead, police said some Clarkston High School ...



Refugees, immigrants help Georgia high school build diverse cross country dynasty  ESPN

For Clarkston High School's state-champion cross country runners, all African immigrants and refugees who've settled into American life, the team motto of "We ...



DeKalb schools to host redistricting meetings in Clarkston and Stone Mountain  MDJOnline.com

The DeKalb County School District will conduct two additional public meetings as a part of an upcoming redistricting effort in the Stone Mountain and Clarkston ...



Clarkston Community Center to host third annual Food and Wine Gala  MDJOnline.com

The Clarkston Community Center will present the third annual International Food & Wine Gala on Nov. 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Center's Angora Hall.



Finding the American Dream - News Hub  Georgia State University News

DREAM. In Clarkston, Ga., the “Ellis Island of the South,” a Georgia State English professor and an alumnus, a Syrian Kurd, have teamed up to help young ...



Here is the complete DeKalb County school graduation schedule for 2018  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb County high schools will host graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta.



Can you help a Georgia high school soccer team make history? | WSB-TV  WSB Atlanta

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - For the first time in Clarkston High School history, the boy's soccer team is headed to the state championship -- and that isn't even the ...



Ellis Island South: Welcome to the most diverse square mile in America  Atlanta Magazine

Downtown Clarkston in DeKalb County extends westward from Rowland Street to Indian Creek Drive, with the old Georgia Railroad line running in between—a ...



Clarkston United: Team sets out to prove diversity doesn't have to be divisive  WXIA-TV

The team is unrelenting in their pursuit to reach their goal, overcoming personal challenges and naysayers along the way.



Clarkston High School Boys Cross Country Ring In Another Title  GPB

The Clarkston High School boys cross country team stunned to running world last year by winning the first GHSA cross country title in school history, and this ...



DeKalb SAT scores improve by nearly 20 points  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb County schools improved their overall SAT score by 18 points, officials said.



What it takes: DeKalb valedictorians share secrets to success  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Now that high school seniors are graduating, the class of 2018 is ready for college. Some are headed to Harvard, MIT and other prestigious institutions out of ...



DeKalb County high school student arrested for DUI, causing power outage  FOX 5 Atlanta

Georgia Piedmont Technical College in DeKalb County is delaying classes Monday due to power outages from a nearby car wreck.



Putting Passion Into Practice - News Hub  Georgia State University News

Ethan Trinh (M.A.T. '18) began his doctorate this fall and hopes to be a teacher who shares what he's learned from his international travels with others.



DeKalb Schools sees increase in graduation rate  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The DeKalb County School District saw its graduation rate increase nearly four percentage points, as 74 percent of students graduated during the 2016-2017 ...



'Listen to the Kids': How Atlanta Became the Black Soccer Capital of America  Bleacher Report

At Five Points station , the MARTA train stop in Atlanta, you can hear the hottest sport in the city before you can see it...



DeKalb commissioner launches quarterly breakfast meetings  MDJOnline.com

DeKalb County District 4 Commissioner Steve Bradshaw is launching “Quarterly in the Fourth” community breakfast meetings for District 4 constituents and other ...



Lawsuit alleges DeKalb Schools teacher body-slammed, injured student  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A lawsuit filed against the DeKalb County School District alleges a teacher at Clarkston High School body-slammed and dragged a student in May, and that the ...



Clarkston Programs Give Prom Experience To Refugee Girls  WABE 90.1 FM

When she was 13 years old, Moza Yena moved to Clarkston, Georgia as a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Now 18, this teenager is facing one.



The School for Young Refugees  CityLab

In Clarkston, a small suburb of Atlanta, refugee kids settle into their new home at the Fugees Academy.



In the Army and the Klan, a Georgia man hated Muslims. Now one was coming to his home.  Greenville News

Chris Buckley, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan before joining the KKK, despised Muslims and other minorities. Then a Muslim doctor tried to help him ...



DeKalb commissioner hosts breakfast meeting  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb County District 4 Commissioner Steve Bradshaw will host his third Quarterly in the Fourth community breakfast meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, ...



In the Army and the Klan, he hated Muslims. Now one was coming to his home.  The Washington Post

Chris Buckley, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan before joining the KKK, despised Muslims and other minorities. Then a Muslim doctor tried to help him ...



Clarkston team not letting youth dim determination  MDJOnline.com

Clarkston varsity head football coach Terrance Hughey places himself in the "five yards and a cloud of dust" category regarding his coaching philosophy.



From Syrian refugee to US doctor, he helps shape teens' dreams  CNN

It's 3 o'clock on a Monday afternoon in Clarkston, Georgia, and Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli is smiling ear to ear.



Three local high school students win $20K Coca-Cola scholarships  The Oakland Press

Clarkston High School senior Kylie Kalinowski, Katharine Shao of Detroit Country Day and Richard Yang of Troy High School were three of 150 students who ...



FOOTBALL: Forest Park tops Clarkston, wins multiple games in season for first time since 2013  News-Daily.com

The victory gave the Panthers multiple wins in a season for the first time since 2013, and for just the third time since 2004.



Mike Luckie looks back on interception return against Mississippi State in 1997  Online Athens

Get the picture — in early October of 1997, Georgia hammered Mississippi State 47-0 in front of some 82000 fans at Sanford Stadium.That game remains the ...



‘It’s ridiculous’: Teen wanted for leaving jail despite jailers telling him to go home | WSB-TV  WSB Atlanta

A DeKalb County mother wants to know why her teenage son is a wanted man for following orders and leaving the county jail.



Tom Crawford, dean of state Capitol journalists, dies at 67  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Tom Crawford, the dean of state Capitol journalists who documented Georgia politics over more than three decades, has died. Through his Georgia Report, ...



Georgia Lawmakers Push for English-Only Communication  U.S. News & World Report

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal to prevent the state government from issuing non-English communications, with some ...



2 from DeKalb Schools named Georgia Scholars  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Two DeKalb County high school seniors were named Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education. Dunwoody High School's Samantha Brewer ...



DeKalb Schools announces high school graduations  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb County School District has announced its 2017 high school graduation dates and locations.



#TGW: Respect Your Elder – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

March 7, 2018. By Matt Winkeljohn | The Good Word. – B.J. Elder last played college basketball almost 13 years ago, yet he's still tuned into the game and wired ...



DeKalb County officials present plan to address overcrowding in area schools  MDJOnline.com

The DeKalb County School District's plan to address overcrowding in area schools by 2022 will include building new facilities, additions while minimizing ...



No arrests in death of high school teacher, rapper  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Joe Frierson IV had several passions. He loved teaching. He loved his family. And he loved his music.



DeKalb Schools high school valedictorians, salutatorians recognized  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The DeKalb County School District has announced its valedictorians and salutatorians for the class of 2017. High School graduation dates and locations were ...



12 DeKalb high schools recognized for advanced placement programs  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Just over half DeKalb County's high schools received advanced placement honors from the state Department of Education, officials announced Thursday.



PBS series 'America By The Numbers' with Maria Hinojosa returns to Clarkson  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Journalist Maria Hinojosa came to Clarkston two years ago to chronicle the small town as a symbol of the melting pot that is America and how demographics are ...



Syrian refugee achieves American dream in Atlanta  MyAJC

Emory cardiology fellow Heval Kelli's long road to success, and how he's helping others achieve the American dream.



DeKalb County Schools begins graduations May 19  Atlanta Journal Constitution

DeKalb County School District officials released the graduation schedule for the 2015-2016 school year, with ceremonies having begun Friday and running ...



Exclusive: Atlanta band members talk about Coachella performance with Beyonce  CBS46 News Atlanta

There aren't many people who can honestly say they've performed on stage next to Beyonce. But, a group of Atlanta musicians and dancers can say that and ...



Hall of Fame Profile: BJ Elder – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

Aug. 28, 2017. By Matt Winkeljohn | The Good Word. – B.J. Elder spent some of his finest moments running alongside Jarrett Jack as they guided Georgia Tech ...



In the Army and the Klan, he hated Muslims. Now one is coming to his home.  Stars and Stripes

They've been talking for almost four months — exchanging messages and phone calls — when Heval Mohamed Kelli steps onto Chris Buckley's porch in the ...



DeKalb County School District rolls out new curriculum  MDJOnline.com

The DeKalb County School District implemented a new curriculum in October designed by the instructional division, teachers and staff.



Taylor Currie to reclassify from 2019 to 2018 and arrive a year early at Michigan, per Mlive  Maize n Brew

While Michigan already added Brandon Johns to their 2018 recruiting class this week, Taylor Currie has decided to skip his final year of high school and come to ...



Georgia Tech announces 2017 Hall of Fame class  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia Tech announced its 2017 Hall of Fame class, which will include B.J..



What's new in DeKalb County schools for 2016-2017? | Education  MDJOnline.com

Classes go back in session for DeKalb County schools starting August 8 with new facilities, faces, initiatives and events across the district.



1 in 6 school district officers in Georgia have troubled pasts | WSB-TV  WSB Atlanta

A statewide Channel 2 Action News/Atlanta Journal Constitution investigation shows 15 percent of school district police officers in Georgia have troubled pasts.



Trump travel ban could worsen doctor shortage  La Crosse Tribune

ATLANTA (TNS) — Dr. Heval Kelli has treated all sorts of patients while studying in Atlanta to become a physician: Young and old. Rich and poor. Black and ...



DeKalb County conducting assessments of middle, high school facilities  Reporter Newspapers

Posted by Dyana Bagby | Aug 22, 2016. DeKalb County conducting assessments of middle, high school facilities. DeKalb County School District is conducting ...



Monroe Area gets new football coach - WaltonTribune.com: Announcements  Walton Tribune

Collins Hill's Kevin Reach named new head coach.



Lakeside Boys Soccer: Ben Smith...Trying to win as a Player and a Coach  GPB

Ben Smith helped lead Lakeside-Dekalb High School to a state soccer championship in 1997. Now, 19 years later, after four years as the junior varsity coach, ...



Strong Play Keeps Chamblee High Girls Tennis Team Undefeated  The Brookhaven Post

Chamblee doubles Madeline Meer (left) and Grace Pietkiewicz (right) defeat 1 doubles St Pius at Dekalb tennis center. Photo: CHS Tennis. Chamblee, GA ...



Getting to Know Bria Smith | Sports  Gwinnettdailypost.com

Bria Smith has turned into an entrepreneur since she graduated from Greater Atlanta Christian. The Snellville native, who helped lead the Spartans to a state ...



Chamblee Charter High School Valedictorian looks to family’s past to build his future  MDJOnline.com

Chamblee Charter High School's Valedictorian for 2016, Mutasem Shopon, has a clear vision for his future, which he said has been shaped by his school, the ...



Judge Greg Price a lifelong advocate for children  Northwest Georgia News

When Greg Price was named grand marshal of the Rome Christmas parade, he made a point to tell attendees at the pre-parade breakfast how glad he would be ...



Etowah County Sports Hall of Fame to induct Class of 2015  Gadsden Messenger

The annual Etowah County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 6 p.m. at the Gadsden Convention Hall. Induct...



How to pursue teaching as a second career  Atlanta Journal Constitution

If you've always wanted to be a teacher, it's not too late — and you don't need a degree in education. There are programs to help you transition into teaching.



Fourth of July celebrations to light up DeKalb  MDJOnline.com

Fireworks will be lighting up the sky all over DeKalb Monday, July 4. Here are just a few of the Independence Day celebrations going on across the county:



New (and old) pastor for Dunwoody Baptist  Dunwoody Crier

In academia, the most prized achievement is tenure. A professor with tenure can count on spending the rest of his career doing what he trained and studied for.



Mark Richt announces Sheldon Dawson no longer a member of Georgia team  Red and Black

Georgia coach Mark Richt announced Monday that junior defensive back Sheldon Dawson is no longer a member of the football team.



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