Cassidy Alexander, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Recent articles by Cassidy:

Former DeKalb Superintendent Crawford Lewis dies at 68

Lewis worked in the district for 33 years before he was fired amid a criminal probe. → Read More

Employee on leave after video suggests he snuck CRT in Georgia schools

Georgia Department of Education officials say they are checking to see if the information in the video is accurate and that it hasn't been adopted in other districts. → Read More

DeKalb school board approves $41 million in teacher, staff bonuses

Teachers at schools with highest need will get biggest bonuses. → Read More

City of Atlanta sues APS, DeKalb schools over annexation law

Should properties annexed by Atlanta be zoned for Atlanta Public Schools? The city of Atlanta thinks so. → Read More

DeKalb County school board members meet with accrediting agency

The agency is checking in after an evaluation in the spring found the school board was not working together. → Read More

Cobb crisis alert system modified after accidental 11-school lockdown

Superintendent Chris Ragsdale emphasized that the district's new alert system did not malfunction. → Read More

City Schools of Decatur to stop paying for all students’ AP, IB exams

The change will go into effect next school year. → Read More

DeKalb school board reluctantly passes divisive concepts policy

Board members decided the consequences of not complying with the law weren't worth the risk. → Read More

DeKalb County school board hires firm for superintendent search

The search for a permanent superintendent will take roughly six months. → Read More

Cobb school district raises pay for bus drivers amid shortage

The district has more than 200 bus driver openings, according to the superintendent. → Read More

First lady Jill Biden visits Georgia program to tout summer learning

First lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited a summer program for students in Athens. → Read More

Cobb school logo resembling Nazi crest sparks outrage

Critics say East Side Elementary School's new logo resembles Nazi imagery and is offensive. → Read More

DeKalb school board members who fired superintendent hint at reasons

Cheryl Watson-Harris had led the state’s third-largest district and its more than 93,000 students for less than two years. → Read More

DeKalb County school board fires Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris

Cheryl Watson-Harris was hired in 2020. → Read More

Flagler parents want to stick with current schools, despite rezoning plans

If the Flagler County school district does nothing, most of its schools would be over capacity in five years. → Read More

News-Journal wins 6 journalism awards in 2021 FSNE contest

Writers at the Daytona Beach News-Journal earned six awards in the 20210 Florida Society of News Editors Journalism Contest. → Read More

Time running out for Volusia, Flagler students to be fully vaccinated before school starts

It takes about five weeks from the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine to be fully vaccinated. School starts in August, meaning the window is closing. → Read More

Lost at Surfside, Florida: Hilda Noriega, mother of area police chief, ID'd among victims

Hilda Noriega was recovered on Tuesday from the Surfside condo collapse. The 92-year-old was the mother of nearby North Bay Village's police chief. → Read More

Lost at Surfside: Marcus Guara loved his family. Days after condo collapse, they're still missing

Marcus Guara, 52, was identified among the dead in the Surfside tower collapse. He's remembered for being generous, and putting his family above all. → Read More

3 new things to look for in Volusia County Schools next year

A performing arts partnership. More access to college readiness programs. A new approach to customer service. Watch for these initiatives next year. → Read More