Category: Education

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 26, 2021

  Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) is offering free, district-wide COVID-19 testing this week for employees – the first district in the state to do so – as part of its acquisition of comprehensive telehealth services secured last November in partnership with Kids’-Doc-On-Wheels, Inc. (KDOW), a nonprofit dedicated to affording school districts comprehensive telehealth and […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 25, 2021

    ATLANTA – Atlanta Public Schools (APS) announced plans today (Jan. 25) to provide COVID-19 surveillance testing in schools as some students in pre-K-2 students returned to school under the district’s Return+Learn initiative. The news conference was held at M.A. Jones Elementary School in southwest Atlanta and included APS Superintendent Lisa Herring; Atlanta Board of Education […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 13, 2021

    On Monday, Jan. 11, the DeKalb County Board of Education(BOE) elected new Board members at its regular monthly meeting. Vickie B. Turner was unanimously elected Board Chair, and Diijon DaCosta was unanimously elected Vice Chair by the DeKalb County Board of Education. Anna Hill and Deidre Pierce were also sworn in as new […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 29, 2020

  Seven Rockdale County poll workers have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing elections officials to seek a court order consolidating the number of precincts from 16 to 4 to ensure that enough workers are available for the Jan. 5 runoffs. During an emergency virtual meeting today (Dec. 29), Rockdale Elections Director Cynthia Willingham reported the […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 17, 2020

Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) Superintendent Terry Oatts announced RCPS will postpone the return of in-person learning on the hybrid schedule until after the February break. The superintendent released the following statement: “As I’ve previously communicated, our ultimate decisions regarding the resumption of in-person learning would be based on our local public health data. With […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 14, 2020

On Dec. 10, students earning their diplomas for high school and GED achievements while in the care of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), graduated in a traditional statewide ceremony, featuring Rockdale County Chief Magistrate Judge Phinia Aten as keynote speaker. The graduation ceremony was held at the Rockdale County Regional Youth Detention Center […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 7, 2020

Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) and Kids’-Doc-On-Wheels (KDOW) held a ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 4 to mark the partnership to provide school-based telehealth and mobile medical services for RCPS students. School officials say the comprehensive pediatric services, which are available to all RCPS families on a voluntary basis, will supplement existing school-based clinic services and […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 1, 2020

Dr. Lynette Wilson-Phillips is on the left   Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) is partnering with the nonprofit, Kids’-Doc-On-Wheels (KDOW), to provide school-based telehealth and mobile medical services for RCPS students. These comprehensive pediatric services, which are available to all RCPS families on a voluntary basis, supplement existing school-based clinic services and can help reduce […]

On Common Ground NewsNovember 20, 2020

The Rockdale County Board of Education (BOE) was recently selected by the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) for the Leading Edge Award for the second consecutive year, which highlights school districts that are leading the way in ensuring students are competitive in an ever-changing global market. The Rockdale County BOE was recognized for its innovative […]

On Common Ground NewsNovember 14, 2020

    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – DeKalb County School District (DCSD) kicked off the re-launch of its My Brother’s Keeper Program Nov. 11. Former President Barack Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper in February 2014 to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color and to ensure all youth can reach their full potential. […]

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