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Mar 1, 2013 at 3:00 PM

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - While the reputation of the DeKalb County school system has taken a major hit in recent months, a teacher at Henderson Middle School is providing a beacon of hope.

On the very day that members of DeKalb's school...
Mar 1, 2013 at 5:55 PM

ATLANTA, Ga. -- A federal judge in Atlanta promised Friday to rule quickly on whether Georgia's governor has the constitutional authority to remove elected school board members from office.

The DeKalb County School Board is suing the...
Mar 1, 2013 at 10:13 AM

ATLANTA -- A federal court will hear arguments today on whether Governor Deal can remove DeKalb school board members from office.

RELATED | NAACP accuses Governor of racism over DeKalb School Board suspensions

The Governor...
Mar 1, 2013 at 5:44 AM

ATLANTA -- The issue of race has been simmering just beneath the surface of the DeKalb School Board controversy.

On Thursday, Georgia's NAACP, other civil rights activists and some African-American state legislators made it official....
Feb 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Civil rights activists and some black lawmakers accuse Republican Governor Nathan Deal of trying to get rid of African-American office holders.
Feb 27, 2013 at 2:54 PM

ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced a panel tasked with replacing suspended DeKalb County School Board members is accepting applications.

MORE | Continuing coverage of DeKalb school issues
In a statement Wednesday,...
Feb 25, 2013 at 9:40 PM

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday he'll remove six of the nine members of the DeKalb County School Board, but a federal court order now has to be addressed.

Deal said in a news conference that he was naming six persons to...
Feb 25, 2013 at 2:18 PM

DECATUR, Ga. -- A former Cedar Grove Middle School Secretary was sentenced to 30 years on Monday, on 21 felony charges.

Bobbie Ward was found guilty of crimes committed against six elderly and disabled adults over a five-year period....
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...