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Columbia County parents air frustrations over SAIL charter school
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Oct 17, 6:39 AM: The Evans charter school’s lack of transparency was the main topic of the gathering, during which several parents aired grievances over the way recent departures were handled. Many of the parents had questions over why former >
Savannah-Chatham gets more turnaround schools, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing
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Oct 15, 4:54 AM: Despite the term “turnaround,” which makes some people cringe, the program run through the governor’s office brings with it flexibility from some state requirements and allows the schools to reduce class size, provide more >
In gentrifying Atlanta, a charter school seeks to admit more poor students
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Oct 9, 6:05 AM: An Atlanta charter school wants permission to use a weighted lottery that would give poor students a greater chance at being admitted.
Opinion: Georgia’s education plans target adults over students
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Oct 3, 6:49 AM: Now that Georgia’s schools have established a positive upward trend and have record revenues available to them, the discussion going forward is focused too much on money, and not enough on accountability. In fact, many of the >
Ivy Prep Gwinnett, a former charter school icon, not re-opening
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Oct 1, 6:44 AM: The decision was reached after “an exhaustive” review of the financial situation that led the charter school’s board to conclude that reopening next year, as a former director and the board had previously told parents would happen, >
Editorial: Operators and patrons of Columbia County’s charter school must get through this together
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Sep 28, 4:52 AM: An overflow crowd of 100-150 angry parents, patrons and others confronted the school’s governing board Wednesday evening after it mysteriously fired Superintendent Kristy Zgol, booted three of their fellow board members and selected >
Irate parents seek answers after charter school shakeup
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Sep 27, 6:33 AM: The board of Columbia County’s first and only charter school left a roomful of irate parents with more questions than answers Wednesday night surrounding the departure of the school’s superintendent and the school’s >
Abrams, Kemp Draw Contrasts In Plans For Public Schools
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Sep 27, 5:33 AM: Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams agree on a few public education issues, but they disagree on plenty of other issues that affect Georgia schools. Kemp and Abrams are vying to be Georgia’s next governor.
Athens Community Career Academy gets a ‘rethink’
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Sep 25, 7:17 AM: The Clarke County School district’s new career academy sputtered following its launch in the 2011-12 school year. But now the Athens Community Career Academy is poised to fulfill its early hope, academy CEO Lawrence Harris >
Georgia's Separate and Unequal Special-Education System
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Sep 24, 7:20 AM: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (idea) requires that students with disabilities learn in the “least restrictive environment,” a loose term that may mean different things depending on the race or the class of the >
Metro Atlanta schools address ‘digital divide’
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Sep 18, 7:18 AM: Across metro Atlanta, school districts have spent millions on technology and plan to invest more. As the digital push push goes deeper — from textbooks to make-up snow days — experts and parents want to sure make students without >
Milton High School partners with GivingPoint Social Innovators Academy
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Sep 18, 5:55 AM: Milton High School is the first public school to partner with the GivingPoint. Through the partnership students have a new outlet to help “turn their passions and ideas into real-world entrepreneurial opportunities.
Column: Making sense of divergent views on progress of Atlanta schools
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Sep 6, 5:58 AM: The recent Milestones data gives us invaluable information with which to evaluate the interventions and innovations that these past several years have brought under the leadership of Dr. Carstarphen. And there are reasons to be >
Cyber academy at magnet school offers opportunities for Augusta students
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Aug 31, 5:31 AM: Cyber is coming to Augusta, and students from the Richmond County School System and elsewhere are positioned to benefit.
Rural Georgia school district pushes back on state “turnaround”
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Aug 23, 6:05 AM: A tiny rural school district south of Atlanta is pushing back against Georgia’s state-mandated “turnaround” program. Leaders of the Macon County School System traveled to Atlanta Wednesday to ask why they were targeted for >
Atlanta, in search of “vision,” calls time out on new charter schools
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Aug 20, 5:51 AM: Next year, Atlanta will have two new charter schools, but they won’t be part of Atlanta Public Schools. Confused? It’s the result of two events: a decision by voters in 2012 to create a state-level charter school agency, and the >
State commission OKs dual language charter school eyeing Gwinnett Place Mall location
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Aug 16, 5:44 AM: A new dual language immersion charter elementary school in Gwinnett County that will teach children in English, Korean and Chinese recently received state approval.
Savannah Classical charter school opens on upbeat note after realigning curriculum
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Aug 14, 5:44 AM: The school adjusted its curriculum and its ways last year after the state Department of Education put it on probation. The state accused the school of failing to meet academic benchmarks, skirting due process around student >
Charter school incorporates art into instruction
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Aug 9, 6:43 AM: Scintilla Charter Academy begins its fourth year of operation Wednesday with a new arts-focused curriculum. The standards will intertwine with the school’s regular English, math, social studies and science content, according to >
Nonprofit takes over Atlanta high school turnaround
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Aug 9, 5:56 AM: APS handed over Carver operations this year to the nonprofit Purpose Built Schools Atlanta, a spin-off of the well-regarded Drew Charter School. Six Atlanta schools will be run by three charter-related groups when the district’s >

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