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Local teacher sets sail for science research

Hands-on learning is becoming increasingly important in the classroom as state tests change to reflect the hows and whys, not just the whens and wheres of a fact. One Decatur teacher is taking his hands-on learning experience on a research fishing vessel in the Atlantic. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is charged with … Continue reading

CRCT scores improve in four out of five subject areas

Test scores improved for four out of five content areas examined by the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) for students in third through eighth grades, according to a release from the DeKalb County School District. The scores were aggregated from results in all grades to produce an overall proficiency percentage. The results: • Reading – increased … Continue reading

Teacher partners with Panola Mountain State Park for honey bee preservation

A partnership between Panola Mountain State Park and a teacher at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts will result in more than 100 acres of park land being used for the preservation and keeping of honeybees. Rozalyn Todd, a gifted/discovery teacher at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts (DESA), has been keeping bees for the … Continue reading