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Marlon A. Walker currently covers the DeKalb County School district, the third largest school district in the state, for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Prior to his move to Atlanta in March 2015, he has worked in several newsrooms including the Detroit Free Press, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, ...

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@marlonawalker — 2,688 followers, 21,251 tweets

Jun 27, 2017

Millage rate to be set at 23.28 mills, with today's deduction. #DeKalbBOE

Jun 27, 2017

"I appreciate the rollback, but this is still the second-highest millage rate in the state," Jester says discussing millage rate. #DeKalbBOE

Jun 27, 2017

@DeKalbSchools board passes FY18 budget, with NO vote from Jester, ABSTAIN from Morley and Erwin absent. #DeKalbBOE

Jun 27, 2017

"I would like to see more money into the classroom," Jester says. #DeKalbBOE

Jun 27, 2017

DeKalb Schools spends less than 65 percent of its budget in the classroom. #DeKalbBOE

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was an apprentice at The Detroit Free Press in 1999, just after graduation.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

In elementary school, to write papers.

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

Too many to name...lol