Children and teens can check out books without fear of fines during the DeKalb County Public Library Fine-Free Summer underway now through Aug. 31.
DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond outlines his commitment to helping the county's 904 foster children, by raising $10,000 for DeKalb DFCS, during his 2019 state of the county address at the Greenforest Community Baptist Church on Rainbow Dr in Decatur on April 27.
Over 100 people helped to raise more than $10,000 for the DeKalb County Division of Family and Children Services during DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond's 2019 state of the county address at the Greenforest Community Baptist Church on Rainbow Dr in Decatur on April 27.
DeKalb County Police South Precinct Commander Maj. D.L. Jordan speaks about his childhood in foster care, and how his foster family's love and support was the foundation for his success, during the 2019 DeKalb state of the county address at the Greenforest Community Baptist Church on Rainbow…
DeKalb County has the highest rate within metro Atlanta of children being placed into foster care – more than one a day – and that is something DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond is vowing to address.
Neglected and abused children often don’t have proper shoes and in commemoration of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, being observed this month, DeKalb District Attorney Sherry Boston is cohosting a shoe drive to benefit DFACS.
Graduating DeKalb County seniors headed to college to study journalism can apply now through April 25 for the 2019 CrossRoadsNews Foundation Scholarships.
Individuals, groups and organizations working with and caring for children who have been victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation can get information and access to resources at the National Child Abuse Prevention Month Resource Fair on April 24 in Decatur.
Parents, educators, and other stakeholders can join the school choice debate on Feb. 22 at the “Is School Choice the Black Choice? Atlanta,” at Morehouse College in Atlanta.
Twenty-one DeKalb County students are among 35 nominated this year by U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) to attend a U.S. service academy.
Seventeen teachers and students from local school districts, colleges and universities can apply for the 2019 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Grant Award to Tanzania to study and develop curriculum materials for use in their classrooms.
Mobile apps have become “must have” classroom tools, and students are naturally drawn to their interactivity. Whether you’re looking for an app to help with classroom management, exploring different languages, or figuring out tricky geometry problems, there’s an app for anything and everything.
High school, college and postgraduate students interested in engineering and other STEMS careers can shadow employees at Corporate Environmental Risk Management (CERM) on Dec. 21.
Georgia’s high school graduating class of 2017 left an estimated $70 million in free federal financial aid for college unclaimed by failing to fill out the required application according to information published by NerdWallet.
Parents, students, and teachers can find out how to awaken the genius in their children at “Back to School With the Right Attitude” workshops on Sept. 15 at Ebster Recreational Center in Decatur.
A dozen students from the 4th Congressional District have received $8,200 in scholarships from U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
String students of all ages and experience levels can join Sinfo-Nia Youth Orchestra for a free class on Sept. 8 to read and play a few classics of Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.
Headlines touting the Next Big Idea in education have become so common in recent years that it’s tempting to dismiss every new K-12 initiative as a fad or fantasy doomed to either flatline or fail.
Ninth-grade girls who are interested in career and personal development, a successful college life, and developing their leadership skills can apply now for the Legacy Girls Program operated by the Decatur-DeKalb chapter of 100 Black Women.
A world of opportunities awaits 100 high school students at the 2019 Disney Dreamers Academy in Orlando, Fla., which is now taking applications.
Hundreds of children got free book bags and thousands of pounds of food at the Let's Move! DeKalb Back-to-School Expo at the Intergenerational Center at Exchange Park on July 28.
The 2018-2019 school year for DeKalb students kicks off on Aug. 6, and district leaders will go door-to-door on Aug. 4 to drum up support for the new year.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College has eliminated the positions of a dozen members of former President Dr. Jabari Simama’s cabinet, and it is now looking for a new home for its South DeKalb campus – all part of what it calls cost-saving restructuring.
When Avani Patel was 11 years old and a middle schooler, a diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma sent her to the hospital where she amused herself with toys and television.
Southwest DeKalb's Marching Panthers band, which has performed across the United States and in Europe, now has Hawaii in its sights.
Aspiring teachers can attend a mini career fair at the July 14 DeKalb Cultural Exchange meeting at The Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church/House of Hope.
Families can participate in the 2018 Sam Randle Memorial Archery Tournament on July 28 at Panola Mountain State Park, but they have to register now because space is limited.
A garden of vegetables – zuchinni, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and green peppers – is growing in Clarkston, with help from a new crop of gardeners: foster kids.