Both the new school chief and new school board in DeKalb County are in a listening and learning mode — spurring concerns from some parents who want to see some action and some radical change. I write about the new board, which has to balance the calls for change with the need for great stability. In a guest column, a parent activist in DeKalb offers the new leadership a laundry list of improvements that ought to be made for the district to live up to its Premier DeKalb moniker. And readers sound off on the biggest school news of the year, the indictment of former APS Superintendent Beverly Hall and 34 others.
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Today’s moderator: Maureen Downey
Maureen Downey has written about local, state and federal education policy at the AJC for 12 years. She’s also taught college classes in mass communications and journalism. However, she’s learned more about schools from having four children in them.
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