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Feb 22, 2013 at 7:13 AM

ATLANTA -- After a 14 hour deliberation, the Georgia State Board of Education voted, unanimously, to recommended that Governor Deal suspend 6 of the 9 board members on the DeKalb County School Board. 

The DeKalb County School board...
Feb 20, 2013 at 3:06 PM

DECATUR, Ga. -- The DeKalb County School Board elected Dr. Melvin Johnson as chairperson of the embattled school board on Wednesday afternoon during an executive session. 

Before being named chairman, Johnson, a retired DeKalb County...
Feb 20, 2013 at 9:10 AM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Three DeKalb County high schools are among the 2012 AP Merit Schools.
The honor is given annually to U.S. high schools where at least 20 percent of students take Advanced Placement exams. Of those tests, at least half...
Feb 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Following a long meeting in executive session Monday, the DeKalb school board voted to hold another meeting and elect a new board chair.

The current chairman, Dr. Eugene Walker,  says he's stepping down as a way...
Feb 17, 2013 at 6:47 PM

State basketball playoffs begin on Tuesday and DeKalb County has four teams entering as No. 1 seeds after claiming region championships on Saturday.

Druid Hills ended a run through the Region 2-AAAAAA Tournament with a thrilling 82-81...
Feb 13, 2013 at 6:32 PM
Win and advance is what you want in postseason play and eight DeKalb County high school basketball teams advanced to quarterfinal action with victories on Tuesday night.
Feb 13, 2013 at 6:13 AM

ATLANTA -- DeKalb County School's new interim school Superintendent, Michael Thurmond, is asking for help with the troubled school district.

Tuesday, Thurmond spent part of his second day on the job trying to drum-up support for the...
Feb 12, 2013 at 1:14 PM

The quest for the high school basketball state playoffs started on Monday night with a pair of DeKalb County girls' teams advancing to the Region 6-AAAA quarterfinals with victories at South Atlanta.

Chamblee (15-9) defeated Banneker...
Feb 8, 2013 at 5:32 AM

DECATUR, Ga. -- The DeKalb School Board and superintendent plan to part ways Friday.

In a statement released Thursday evening, the board said:

The DeKalb County Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson have...
Feb 7, 2013 at 12:36 PM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The DeKalb County School Board will gather on Thursday for the second of two special called meetings.

The board is trying to save accreditation, and find an interim superintendent.

The current leader, Dr....
Jan 23, 2013 at 8:06 AM
DeKalb School Board members have called two meetings for Wednesday to deal with a number of issues, including those that put the district's accreditation on probation.
Jan 8, 2013 at 9:58 PM

DEKALB COUNTY, GA - A funeral at a Lilburn church marked the passing of Cointa Moody on Tuesday.

According to the medical examiner, the former school system employee died of natural causes.

Now there's a question about...
Jan 7, 2013 at 7:37 AM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County students are still on holiday break Monday, but the school board is at work, with their first meeting of the new year Monday night.

Four new board members will be sworn in Monday afternoon to join...
Jan 3, 2013 at 11:34 AM

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- At just about any time of the day at Dunwoody Elementary School, you'll find parents involved in helping with education needs.

"In the classroom, volunteering reading to the kids, things like that," said Tessa...
Jan 2, 2013 at 2:26 PM

ATLANTA-- One DeKalb County high school sophomore's frustration prompted her to launch a petition asking the governor to remove all the school board members.  It appears hundreds agree with her.

Grace McKenna launched her petition...