Work: @ajc. VPP: @NABJ. Tennis fiend. #iJudge those who refrigerate hot sauce. The tweets are mine, not the bosses'. marlon.walker@ajc.com #ImportedFromDetroit

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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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Oct 17, 2017

Transient students a big concern addressed in new curriculum. "We wanted a transition (to a new school) to be seamless," officials said.

Oct 17, 2017

DeKalb Schools are several weeks behind on the curriculum because of #Irma, officials acknowledged at this parent meeting. @AJCGetSchooled

Oct 17, 2017

RT @vgoodwill: This has been three years in the making, a source said. Mirotic has broken bones in his face, apparently instigated, and Portis punched him

Oct 17, 2017

"We recognize no two students (learn) alike in a classroom. We need to honor that diversity," says Lisa Martin, chief academic officer.

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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