Tue., April 23, 2013 11:00am
An attorney representing an ousted DeKalb County school board member says lawmakers in 2010 exceeded their authority when they gave the governor the ability to remove locally-elected school board members. New details of the challenge to the law emerged in new court briefs the attorney filed April 19.
Tue., March 12, 2013 6:00pm
A day after the Georgia NAACP blasted Gov. Nathan Deal for comments about replacing DeKalb County school board members, the Governor returned fire.
Thu., March 7, 2013 7:40pm
The governor is telling DeKalb County public school students he shares their concern about the district being in danger of losing accreditation, and pledges the state will do everything it can to make sure they get into college.
Tue., February 19, 2013 11:00am
DeKalb County school board members are preparing for a key hearing that could determine whether Georgia's governor makes sweeping changes in the school system's leadership. The school board is also expected to discuss selection of a new chairman this week.
Fri., February 8, 2013 9:55am
A spokeswoman for the DeKalb County School District says superintendent Cheryl Atkinson has agreed to resign from her post. Atkinson's resignation will be effective Feb. 8 and a separation agreement school board members must vote on requires the district to pay her more than $114,500 over the next five months.
Fri., January 18, 2013 10:00am
Nine DeKalb County school board members attended a meeting Thursday in Stone Mountain to testify in front of state officials as to why they should not be suspended after the district was placed on probation through the end of 2013. The Georgia Board of Education has voted to meet again with members of the troubled DeKalb County school board.
Thu., June 21, 2012 2:57pm
The Board of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools gave notice Thursday to two Georgia Colleges. The SACS board accredits schools and found issues with Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon and with Paine College in Augusta. SACS President Belle Wheeler said both schools were up for accreditation for another 10 years, but they only got accreditation for another 12 months.
Tue., April 17, 2012 2:54pm
An accreditation team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is conducting a tour of Shorter University this week as part of their regular review. The team will be looking at the University’s controversial policy requiring employees to sign a “personal lifestyle” statement.
Wed., November 2, 2011 6:04am
Atlanta Public Schools board chairwoman Brenda Muhammad said Tuesday that the 50,000-student district has been taken off probation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The district will be on "accreditation with advisement," which is one step below full accreditation, for the next year.
Tue., July 26, 2011 2:28pm
The state board of education voted to let two struggling school boards retain control of their school systems. Atlanta and Coffee County schools are in danger of losing their accreditation due to their ineffective school boards.