Category: Education


Nurturing the next generation of activists and community leaders starts with an investment in their education. Each year the association offers need-based and merit scholarships as part of the NAACP – Scholars and Professionals: Internships, Ready Youth and Employment (N-SPIRE) program.This year, 170 awards range from $3,000 to $15,000 thanks to the support of various […]

  Redan High senior Justin Whitening leads the pack as academic and youth leadership standout  By Mark Brock DCSD Athletics Specialist Ten athletes and one coach in the DeKalb County School District have earned honors as Atlanta/DeKalb Regional Positive Athlete winners for the 2020-21 school year from the Georgia Branch of Positive Athlete. Positive Athlete recognizes […]


    Photos provided by Ken Woodmansee.   LITHONIA—This week, U.S. Navy leadership held a recruiting event at Lithonia High School in search of high-ability students who have what it takes to excel in high-demand fields, such as nuclear engineering, cryptology, and IT. The Navy shared information about its $180,000 ROTC Scholarship Program, which pays […]


Pictured, left to right: Development Authority of Rockdale County Board Vice Chair Dr. Steve Boyle, RCA Manufacturing Instructor Jesse Smith, RCA CEO Bennett McCumber, Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Vice President Katy Zahradnik, with the Glowforge Pro CNC laser cutter engraver purchased with the first part of the 10-year donation from the Development Authority. CONYERS, GA– Rockdale […]


Photos by Kelly Jordan  Today (May 13), DeKalb County Schools Board Chair Vickie B. Turner and City Schools of Decatur Board Chair Tasha White hosted a joint press conference with DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond and leaders of the DeKalb County House and Senate Delegation to celebrate the passing of Senate Bill 293. The annexation legislation […]


Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) is hosting a Virtual Teacher Job Fair on Wednesday, May 19, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Interested candidates may pre-register at or with Career Fair Plus at The district is seeking outstanding candidates for teaching positions for the 2021-2022 school year. Most RCPS schools will be represented and interviews will be […]


ATLANTA – Better Business Bureau Serving Metro Atlanta, Athens & NE Georgia (BBB) announced this week the five winners of the 2021 Students of Integrity scholarship, where recipients received between $3,000 to $5,000 for future academic needs. The scholarship, which brought video submissions from the students, prompted discussions about what it means to exemplify ethics and […]


In keeping with Georgia’s Open Meetings Act, this notification is to advise that members of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners and DeKalb County Board of Education will participate in a Virtual Joint Meeting, 10:00a.m., Thursday, May 13, 2021.  No Board action will be taken. The virtual joint meeting  can be viewed at the following […]

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