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Opinion: Don’t limit dual enrollment. It’s flourishing in our Fulton high school.
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Jan 23, 9:30 AM: As parents are learning about the effort in the Legislature to limit dual enrollment, they are raising concerns, including Fulton County parent Jason Warner.
Georgia tech college system offers path to high school credential
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Jan 22, 8:02 AM: The Technical College System of Georgia announced Tuesday it has created a pilot program that aims to help more adults without a high school diploma earn a state-issued high school equivalency credential.
Atlanta Charter School Expo to showcase education options
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Jan 22, 6:48 AM: The 2020 Atlanta Charter School Expo will bring a diverse array of metro Atlanta’s charter schools and educational resources under one roof for families to explore on Saturday, Jan. 25. Representatives from more than 30 schools will >
Bill would cut Georgia’s dual enrollment cost by limiting credit hours
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Jan 16, 6:59 AM: For a second year, Gov. Brian Kemp, through his legislative leaders, has pitched a plan aimed at cutting costs and streamlining Georgia’s dual enrollment program.
A Lesson For Georgia? A Look At A Public School Just For Kids With Dyslexia
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Opinion: Civics education in Georgia will erode if state eliminates testing
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Jan 9, 8:35 AM: In a guest column today, Trammell says the Georgia Center for Civic Engagement’s mission is to educate and equip students to become informed and active citizens. Social studies classes are critical to laying the foundation of an >
Opinion: School choice plan helps families without hurting local schools
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Jan 9, 6:28 AM: Even the best schools - public or private - cannot address the needs of every student. Children are unique. We must find ways to meet each child’s educational needs by encouraging parental involvement and empowering them with >
Audit finds few consequences for schools with ‘flexibility’ contracts
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Jan 8, 6:51 AM: Georgia school districts that have been allowed to circumvent class size caps, teacher training requirements and other education mandates have not been held accountable for the results, a new state audit says.
Opinion: Schooling choices continue to expand
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Jan 6, 7:57 AM: Families choose alternative education programs for a variety of reasons — to honor religious beliefs, prevent bullying, address learning disabilities or behavioral problems, explore more options in academics and athletics. Those >
LETTER: Is school choice opposition all about cash flow?
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Dec 30, 5:52 AM: Don’t believe everything you hear. There are standards that every school must comply with. This is just school board rhetoric and fear tactics to protect their turf and cash flow? They talk as if “taxpayer money” belongs only to the >
School board makes opinion known on school vouchers
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Dec 20, 5:55 AM: Bryan County’s Board of Education has come out against “any legislation” in 2020 that would divert tax dollars into a voucher or similar program for parents to use the money to pay for private schools.
Some teachers wary as Gwinnett sets out to reward its best
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Dec 17, 9:21 AM: More than 3,000 top teachers in Gwinnett County Public Schools will soon benefit from what their superintendent calls a “revolutionary” effort few school districts undertake, to regularly give the teachers who teach best more >
All-black H.S. team's success highlights golf's problem with diversity
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Dec 13, 9:19 AM: The Charles R. Drew Charter School boys golf team made history in May when it became the first all-black high school team — and the first team from the Atlanta public school system — to win the Georgia state >
Parent groups: Disparity in learning is ‘tragic status quo in Atlanta’
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Dec 13, 6:45 AM: Two education advocacy groups are calling out “dismal” and persistent academic gaps between Atlanta’s white students and students of color.
Republicans may be back with bill creating school vouchers in Georgia
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Nov 27, 6:52 AM: Mike Dudgeon, policy director for Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, said at a recent political forum that his boss wants to continue to fight for Education Savings Accounts, which are vouchers rebranded.
Atlanta schools shift approach for students who need second chance
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Nov 25, 8:01 AM: But step inside and you’ll enter the epicenter of Atlanta Public Schools’ new strategy for helping some of the district’s most vulnerable students.This is a place for second chances.Phoenix Academy opened in August, the result of a >
Poll finds ‘strong’ charter school support among Atlanta’s black voters
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Nov 22, 8:40 AM: The poll of 329 African-American voters in Atlanta found that 83% supported providing “more choice in the public school system” including charter and magnet schools and career academies.
Lawmakers may again seek public funding for private education
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Nov 18, 7:23 AM: A private school funding proposal that was among the most controversial education bills of the last Georgia legislative session will likely resurface next year when lawmakers return to the Gold Dome.
Lt. Governor: Donate to public school innovation fund and earn dollar-for-dollar tax credit
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Nov 8, 7:07 AM: Geoff Duncan is the lieutenant governor of Georgia. In this guest column, he implores Georgians to contribute to the nonprofit Innovation Fund Foundation that benefits public schools.
New report: Georgia rates poorly on rural education
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Nov 7, 7:55 AM: A new report from a national education group says Georgia is failing to serve students well when they don't live in a big city or the suburbs.

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