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DeKalb Early College Academy Named A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – DeKalb Early College Academy (DECA) was one of 367 schools nationwide recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2020, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced yesterday. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student [...]

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Arabia Mountain Teacher’s Intervention Tool to Assist Students

Arabia Mountain High School teacher uses effective intervention tool to assist students. By Carla Parker During this new way of learning in the virtual space, many teachers are creatively developing instructional methods to make sure their students are still receiving the best education possible. Arabia Mountain [...]

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DCSD Announces Re-opening Plan

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – DeKalb County School District Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris and her team presented the District’s updated re-opening plan during the Sept. 14 Board of Education meeting. Decisions have been carefully considered given the magnitude of COVID-19 and school closures since March 16, 2020. The District previously delayed start [...]

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Fifteen DCSD Alums Make NFL Rosters

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) well represented in the National Football League this season. By Carla Parker DCSD has 15 alums on NFL rosters when games kickoff on Sunday, Sept. 13. Six schools will former players on 13 NFL teams. Those former players are Arabia Mountain [...]

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DCSD Announces Re-opening Plan

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – DeKalb County School District Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris and her team presented the District’s updated re-opening plan during the Sept. 14 Board of Education meeting. Decisions have been carefully considered given the magnitude of COVID-19 and school closures since March 16, 2020. The District previously delayed start [...]

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DCSD, NAACP Win Major Victory in CARES Act Lawsuit

Judge Ruled DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education Violated Language of the CARES Act STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in NAACP v. DeVos, striking down a rule that imposed unlawful conditions on federal emergency aid [...]

Food Safety Tips for Curbside Pick-up Meal Distribution

As DeKalb County School District students continue its virtual learning experience, School Nutrition Services continue to provide meals. The District has different meal delivery models to ensure access for all students. While 30 schools have been designated as production sites, meals are offered at 123 sites and transported to 167 [...]

10 Secrets for Success with Virtual Learning

Dress for Success Get ready for the day like you are going to school in person. Create a Classroom Space Set up a dedicated learning environment that is quiet and free of distractions. Be Prepared Sign in to class with a charged device and bring a notebook, pencil or any [...]

DCSD Issues an Apology for Food Quality

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – DeKalb County School Nutrition Services strives to deliver high quality wholesome meals to our students on a consistent basis. Unfortunately, School Nutrition Services failed to deliver the quality we expect last week. The District apologizes to our students and families. “We would like to thank the [...]

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