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Gainesville, Hall families take advantage of school choice options
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Jul 17, 5:57 AM:
Today, parents and students have a variety of choices of schools and programs and can choose to attend school in other areas where there is space available.
 
Duval Superintendent Wants Charter Schools Director; Board To Vote Monday
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Jul 11, 6:33 AM: Duval County Public Schools interim Superintendent Patricia Willis is recommending the district create a charter school director position, one of more than 20 administration changes.
DeKalb Schools invests $150,000 in convocation and PR campaign
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Jul 11, 5:45 AM: The DeKalb County School District is investing $50,000 in a public relations campaign built around how much people love the schools.
Future uncertain for Georgia’s online charter schools
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Jul 7, 6:58 AM: The future for Georgia’s online charter schools is uncertain as officials await the final scores from state standardized tests last spring.
Georgia’s weighted charter school lottery aims to give disadvantaged kids better odds, but few schoo
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Jul 5, 7:53 AM: Every year, some parents worried about their kids’ educations in Georgia play the lottery. That’s what they did at the Academy for Classical Education, called ACE by locals, in Macon, Georgia, back in February, when the school held >
Savannah Classical Academy charter renewal deadline extended
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Jul 5, 6:10 AM: The Savannah-Chatham Public School Board has extended the charter renewal application deadline for Savannah Classical Academy.
State charter schools make case for survival
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Jun 30, 6:55 AM: Ten state charter schools that collectively enroll thousands of students, many in metro Atlanta, met Wednesday with the state commission that gives them authority to operate, in what for some was a final chance for a course >
New law allows Fort Benning children to attend any MCSD school — well, almost
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Jun 29, 5:49 AM: Thanks to a new state law, children of military service members who live on Fort Benning will be allowed, effective July 1, to attend any Columbus public school if space is available, the Muscogee County School District announced >
Tax credits for private school scholarships OK, state top court says
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Jun 27, 7:57 AM: A Georgia Supreme Court decision upholding state tax credits for private school scholarships has emboldened advocates for expanding the program, as teachers and education advocates lament the effect on public school budgets.
Savannah-Chatham school board denies all-boys charter proposal
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Jun 26, 7:41 AM: But this time they were prepared to move forward with or without local school board approval. Star Charter organizer Gertrude Robinson, a retired Savannah-Chatham principal, said she has already submitted her charter school petition >
Madison County schools recognized for charter system leadership
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Jun 26, 5:45 AM: The award, given by the Georgia Charter System Foundation, recognizes charter school systems that demonstrate “instructional innovations at the classroom, school house or system-wide level with a focus on initiative-driven >
Conservative group praises Georgia for charter school legislation
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Jun 20, 6:43 AM: The American Conservative Union is praising Georgia lawmakers for several bills passed this year, including one to help charter schools.
Georgia takes first step in school turnaround plan
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Jun 16, 7:11 AM: Georgia took its first step toward possible takeover of the state’s lowest-performing schools on Thursday when a newly created advisory group met with the governor’s education board for the first time to begin looking for a >
Charter school to give dropouts second chance
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Jun 12, 7:31 AM: Coastal Plains Charter High School is for students 14 to 20 years old who struggle to fit in at typical high schools, according to its founders.
Atlanta school board says no to rapper Pitbull’s new charter school
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Jun 6, 6:27 AM: The Atlanta school board voted Monday evening to reject applications from three new charter schools looking to open in the city, including one with ties to the rapper Pitbull.
Georgia charter schools queried on low performances
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Jun 1, 6:19 AM: Several of the state’s low-performing charter schools met with their authorizer, the State Charter Schools Commission, Wednesday to explain what they’re doing wrong and how they can improve.
State’s first virtual charter school offers unique learning experience
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May 30, 6:17 AM: GCA is the state’s first virtual charter school and has about 14,500 enrolled students. The Georgia Cyber Academy uses online curriculum and services provided by K12. Learning can happen at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet >
Atlanta school plan could transform city — or leave families stranded
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May 30, 6:02 AM: Carstarphen’s plan could could reshape entire neighborhoods and put thousands of children on paths towards better lives. It could transform some of Georgia’s worst schools and rehabilitate the reputation of a district still known >
Cobb charter school may not close after all
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May 25, 5:32 AM: The Georgia Board of Education is scheduled Thursday to vote on a 3-year “probationary” charter for the International Academy of Smyrna, and the Department of Education staff are recommending approval.
For Atlanta’s first charter school, the long game pays off
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May 22, 7:05 AM: Atlanta’s first charter school will celebrate its first high school graduating class on Saturday—82 seniors who are the proof that sometimes the long game pays off.

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