Increasing Graduation Rates

On Monday the proposal to increase graduation rates in DeKalb County will be revealed. Let’s see what the new school board has to offer. Here’s the Press Release:

ATLANTA – A press conference is scheduled in Atlanta Monday, June 9, to announce a public-private sector effort to increase graduation rates among students in the DeKalb County School District.

The press conference will be held at 2 p.m. at the Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) state office building at 148 Andrew Young International Boulevard, N.E.

Among those scheduled to participate are DeKalb County School Superintendent Michael Thurmond, State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, and Beth Shiroishi, President of AT&T Georgia.

Parking for news media will be provided in the ground level parking lot behind the office building.


  1. FranInAtlanta says:

    Is our concentration on graduation rates keeping those in school that disrupt it for those who want to learn?

  2. John Konop says:

    A key element in increasing graduation rate is changing the goal. The goal should be to have students prepared with work ready skills and or prepared for higher education after graduation. We need to form a partnership with chamber to work with members to create co -op and internship opportunities for students with the schools. We need business working with schools to create proper training and skill programs for students .All requirments end of year testing assement should be based on the above goal of job skills and or prepared for higher education. We can reinvest the savings of unneeded redundant unrelated end of year testing assement, and put it back into the classroom. Finally by creating a work ready skilled students and or college prep focus it would increase tax revenue via higher employment, lower drop out rate and decrease public service cost ie welfare, prison……

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