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Choice programs show STEM education a draw for many Savannah-Chatham public school students
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Jan 14, 7:58 AM: In a district of 37,000 students, children don’t have to feel like a number. Savannah-Chatham County public schools want families to participate in their children’s education by applying for choice and charter school programs >
Online charter schools continue to struggle, state reviews show
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Jan 11, 7:17 AM: Academic achievement continues to lag at the state’s online charter schools, including one that is the biggest public school in the state.
New leaders to plot course for Georgia schools
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Jan 11, 6:39 AM: Kemp isn’t ready to share his plans, but in addition to teacher pay raises, he campaigned on overhauling the 34-year-old school funding formula, improving literacy rates, increasing rural access to online education, promoting >
Two charter schools seek Douglas County School Board approval
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Jan 11, 6:34 AM: Two separate applicants for new charter schools will have to wait until at least May for the Douglas County School Board to decide their fates.
Audits show online charter schools struggling
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Jan 10, 7:38 AM: The results from the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts show both Georgia Cyber Academy and Georgia Connections Academy underperformed on the state schools report card, the College and Career Ready Performance Index.
Do charter schools seek out easier-to-teach students?
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Jan 9, 5:42 AM: A new study examines whether schools of choice provide less application information to lower-performing or costlier-to-educate students.
Educators focus on early career education
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Jan 7, 7:22 AM: The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia has identified several areas where the state’s universities should be striving to produce more graduates, such as medicine and teaching. Chatham County has shortages in both >
Georgia Department of Education Dedicates $260,000 To Expand Arts Education In Rural Schools
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Jan 7, 6:52 AM: The Georgia Department of Education is awarding a total of $260,000 to rural school districts to help them expand the fine arts opportunities available to their students, State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced >
Opinion: Five reasons to rally around school choice in Georgia
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Dec 21, 6:47 AM: Given the state’s progress since Georgia’s first charter school was approved 20 years ago, it would seem unnecessary to have to remind policymakers and parents of the importance of choices in education. With the turnover under the >
Savannah-Chatham County Public School System charter school chairs seek more transparency
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Dec 19, 7:14 AM: The board chairs from the five charter schools in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System say the school district has failed to develop a transparent process for discussing charter school performance expectations and is in >
COLEMAN: Dollar for dollar tax credit directly supports public schools
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Dec 17, 8:26 AM: As a former teacher, 40-year veteran of Gwinnett County Public Schools and the father of a public school teacher, I know how important a quality education is for every child. Unfortunately, many of Georgia’s children attend schools >
After a rough start, Brookhaven’s charter school hits milestone
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Dec 7, 6:55 AM: It has secured $12 million in tax-exempt bond financing to build a permanent facility but must continue to meet academic standards to keep its charter.
Metro schools show up on need-help lists
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Dec 7, 6:52 AM: Student success is the primary goal for every school, but how to get there can be tricky, as a pair of school-improvement lists show. All six of the top school districts in metro Atlanta have a school or a subgroup of students >
Opinion: State charter schools need funding and support
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Nov 30, 8:05 AM: Since the passage of Georgia House Bill 787, International Charter School of Atlanta has been able to breathe a small sigh of relief. The bill was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this year and provides for more equitable >
Column: During campaign, Kemp stuck with education platitudes. What now?
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Nov 27, 6:52 AM: Many people are wondering how public education in Georgia will fare under governor-elect Brian Kemp. It’s difficult to predict as Kemp said little about schools during the campaign and has no track record of education activism from >
Some schools say ‘no’ to turnaround, but not this Georgia district
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Nov 14, 6:25 AM: Some school districts don’t want help from Georgia’s new Chief Turnaround Officer to improve their low-performing schools, but the superintendent in Dougherty County is welcoming it.
Georgia charter schools foundation launches study of buildings costs
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Nov 9, 6:47 AM: A nonprofit organization supporting state charter schools is launching a statewide analysis aimed at identifying more potential affordable sites for charter schools.
Atlanta school board renews KIPP charter schools, leases in 5-4 vote
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Nov 6, 8:30 AM: The Atlanta school board -- by the thinnest of margins -- voted Monday to renew its authorization of charter schools run by KIPP Metro Atlanta and agreed to new leases for use of district buildings.
13 Atlanta schools on state’s ‘turnaround-eligible’ list
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Nov 1, 6:44 AM: The state’s chief turnaround officer identifies schools from the list for intervention. The state can use the threat of financial pressure to get districts to accept those interventions.
Opinion: Fix imbalance in state charter school funding
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Oct 30, 6:51 AM: Fulton Leadership Academy is unique because it is a single-gender public charter school working to prepare young men of color for success in college and beyond. As a result of the new law, our school can better fulfill that mission, >

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