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Trailer classrooms a Dunwoody concern as DeKalb Schools plans May 4 town hall on facilities

Leading up to a May 4 town hall regarding the DeKalb County School District’s plan to improve school facilities, overcrowding and getting rid of classroom trailers has continued to dominate the Dunwoody conversation. The DCSD’s Comprehensive Master Plan process began last August in an effort to update school buildings and prevent overcrowding. The master plan […]

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Sandy Springs draws big crowd to no-pandemic-rules concert, teases arts season announcement

The city of Sandy Springs drew a huge and largely maskless crowd to an April 30 concert featuring Atlanta band Drivin N Cryin that was intended to celebrate a loosening of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions — and teased a “Rediscover the Arts” season announcement for May 28. The City Council earlier in the month made the […]

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Commentary: Pandemic closures spotlight arts’ value to economy, communities

During the past year of a global pandemic, people have turned to books, music, television and film for solace, distraction, entertainment and shared experiences even while apart. Yet the arts sector has been one of the hardest hit by COVID-19.  Georgia’s budget has provided some funding for our arts organizations and adapted grant applications and […]

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A year after Buckhead looting, mysteries remain

May 29 marks the first anniversary of a looting and vandalism spree that stunned Buckhead’s business districts and spawned still-unsolved mysteries about its motives — especially the possible involvement of out-of-state burglary rings. Coinciding with massive, peaceful protests downtown about George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police, some of the looting and vandalism there and in […]

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Fulton expands summer school, tutoring for students to recover academically from the pandemic

The Fulton County School System plans to spend $45 million over two years to boost students’ academic recovery from learning losses caused by the pandemic. The “FOCUS” plan will direct more students to summer school and extend learning time through one-on-one or small group instruction. Chief Academic Officer Cliff Jones and seven FCS principals, including […]