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Ga. Educators Identify Problems Associated With Teaching During A Pandemic
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Jan 19, 7:59 AM: Most educators reported remote learning wasn’t as effective for the majority of their students but said a small portion of students did better with online instruction.
New legislation would expand school-choice opportunities for Georgia parents
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Jan 18, 7:08 AM: A Georgia lawmaker has proposed legislation that would provide more education choices for parents by allowing public education funds to be used for private school tuition.
Private school vouchers back on the state legislative agenda
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Jan 14, 6:43 AM: Pandemic precautions have set the stage for an unusual legislative session, but one thing hasn’t changed: the years-long feud over public funding of private education in Georgia.
OPINION: Are all students accounted for? Probably not
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Jan 8, 9:18 AM: COVID-19 has not only laid bare the lack of equal educational opportunity for minority and low-income students, but it also has deepened it.
Two charter schools sue Savannah-Chatham school district over funding dispute
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Dec 11, 8:02 AM: Savannah Classical Academy and Coastal Empire Montessori (CEMCO) allege that the Savannah Chatham County Public Schools district acted in bad faith when it demanded that previously allocated funding be returned after the schools' >
Some Georgia Tax Credit Scholarships Go To Anti-LGBTQ Schools
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Dec 7, 6:41 AM: Since 2008, more than a half billion dollars has been diverted from state tax coffers to private schools through a tax credit program designed by lawmakers to promote school choice.
Atlanta, DeKalb parents rally for schools to reopen
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Dec 7, 6:22 AM: More than 100 parents and students rallied at Piedmont Park on Sunday and urged Atlanta and DeKalb County to reopen schools and resume in-person classes.
OPINION: Private school scholarships are win for students and taxpayers
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Dec 1, 7:20 AM: Georgia’s tax credit scholarship program provides substantial net savings to Georgia taxpayers as well as higher educational attainment among scholarship students, according to a new report by the Education Economics Center at >
Savannah-Chatham school board: Charter schools should get future ESPLOST IV funds
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Nov 18, 1:55 PM: The last time a Savannah-Chatham County charter school received Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) funding was from ESPLOST II, according to the district website at sccpss.com. Oglethorpe Charter Academy >
Amid COVID-19, teachers innovate, juggle needs of 'Zoomies' and 'roomies'
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Nov 13, 6:40 AM: Early this fall, after a widely disparaged spring semester online caused by the coronavirus pandemic, many schools across Georgia decided to return to the classroom while offering a separate online experience to the children of >
Baldwin County Schools named Charter System of the Year
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Oct 21, 5:44 AM: The local public school system was officially named Charter System of the Year by the Charter System Foundation of Georgia for its implementation of innovative teaching practices and programs.
Ga. state superintendent wants to ‘reimagine’ K-12 education
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Oct 20, 5:11 AM: State schools Superintendent Richard Woods issued a document this week outlining his vision for K-12 education, which includes continued decline of high-stakes testing requirements, elevating the teaching profession and enhancing >
Scholarship Group Calls For More Oversight, Transparency For Taxpayer Funded Programs
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Oct 5, 6:23 AM: Last week, The Current published an analysis of Georgia’s $600 million program that allows taxpayers to fund scholarships for private school education. This two-month investigation found that the policy has fallen short of its >
Georgia high school tests might not count toward grades
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Sep 25, 6:10 AM: Students in Georgia public high schools would face no consequences for failing statewide standardized tests for at least one year under a proposal from state Superintendent Richard Woods in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Charter school head, Savannah-Chatham superintendent trade blows on school’s zero COVID-case claim
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Sep 22, 6:20 AM: At least one charter school is not happy with District Superintendent Ann Levett’s remarks near the end of last Wednesday’s school board meeting.
Opinion: This pandemic may trigger a renewed debate over school choice
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Sep 21, 6:12 AM: There are signs that advocates of school choice — a voucher system in which taxpayer funds for education follow students to the classroom of their parents' choosing, whether public or private — are hoping that the pandemic has >
Virtual only school GA Connections Academy sees uptick in enrollment amid COVID-19
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Sep 17, 7:23 AM: Six months ago when schools across the state were scrambling to piece together digital plans, one Georgia school didn't. Georgia Connections Academy is a statewide charter public school that has been 100 percent online since it >
Online academy helps students make virtual learning a success
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Sep 16, 6:07 AM: The Georgia Connections Academy is helping new virtual learners make this year a success. The academy is a full-time online school for students grades 5-12 across the state.
Poll finds strong support for public charter schools in Georgia
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Sep 15, 6:39 AM: Georgia voters still strongly support public charter schools eight years after ratifying a constitutional amendment letting the state create charter schools, according to a new poll.
OPINION: Use state CARES Act dollars to support remote learning
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Aug 31, 7:54 AM: In a year filled with novelties – too many, we might agree – this is one new development worth keeping. Also dubbed “pandemic pods,” learning pods are small groups of children who, rather than sitting at home alone, tackle remote >

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