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Bloomfield charter school hopes to receive district’s approval after second application
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Nov 21, 6:18 AM: The Bibb school board unanimously denied Bloomfield’s first petition in January 2016. Members cited a lack of details on fiscal and operational practices and the need for more clarification in some areas of the application. They >
Online public school teachers get creative to provide hands-on learning
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Nov 14, 7:22 AM: Wendy Aracich teaches for Georgia Connections Academy, an online charter school. She’s passionate about teaching art and design, including 3-D printing. Her biggest challenge is making sure students actually get their hands on a 3-D >
What’s in store for Georgia’s lowest-performing schools?
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Nov 14, 6:16 AM: Georgia’s lowest-performing schools should know by the end of the year whether they’ll be subject to state intervention.
Online classroom gives students more options
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Nov 9, 6:32 AM: Part of the Colquitt County School System, the VLC enrolls students at Colquitt County High School, Gray Junior High School, and Williams Middle School, but students take academic classes through Georgia Virtual School (GaVS), the >
Georgia Cyber Academy gains popularity
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Oct 23, 6:56 AM: Other students who have found Georgia Cyber Academy to be a good fit include professional actors or aspiring Olympic athletes whose work or practice schedules do not allow for a traditional education. It can also be a solution for >
Multi-racial families report mixed results with school choice in Macon-Bibb County
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Oct 23, 6:16 AM: These two multiracial families have a particular perspective on education in Macon-Bibb County, where skin color correlates strongly to where most children go to school. Both families have struggled at least as much as any others in >
Savannah-Chatham schools ramping up advanced learning options
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Oct 23, 5:28 AM: Her goal is to ensure that all middle school students in grades six to eight have access to more vigorous curricula so more of them will go above and beyond academic standards in high school and be prepared for success in >
Georgia’s first school turnaround chief picked
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Oct 18, 5:29 AM: Eric Thomas, left, emerged as the top candidate for the new job of state Chief Turnaround Officer after the Georgia Board of Education interviewed him and two other candidates Tuesday. The job was created by the Georgia General >
Some candidates for school turnaround chief worked in Atlanta
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Oct 17, 5:23 AM: The three finalists to lead Georgia’s experiment to improve its lowest-performing public schools are working in Kentucky, Texas and Virginia, and two have experience as school administrators in metro Atlanta.
Graduation focus ‘paying off’ high school stats show
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Oct 4, 5:49 AM: The Morgan County Charter School System announced this week that the graduation rate for the Class of 2017 came in at 91.8 percent. According to school officials, there haven’t been any new policies put in place to improve graduate >
Gwinnett getting Georgia’s first English-Japanese dual language charter school
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Sep 25, 6:27 AM: School officials also wrote in their petition that having a dual language program, such as the one they plan to use, will make Georgia more attractive to foreign companies who are looking for a place to establish their American >
Charter school's sports growing
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Sep 6, 5:42 AM: The new school year at Royal Live Oaks Academy charter school in Hardeeville is bringing with it new athletic opportunities for students. Royal Live Oaks, which last year began competing in SCHSL Region 4-A, added varsity cross >
Want more school choice in Bibb County? District needs your feedback
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Sep 6, 4:58 AM: The 13-question survey will be used to gauge awareness of current learning opportunities, interest in current magnet schools, and what additional programs and themes should be added in the future, he said. The district wants to >
Students hitting the books at home in their pjs or on the road through K-12 cyber schools
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Sep 1, 5:03 AM: Georgia Cyber Academy had about 14,000 students last year and now has about 500 kids from Middle Georgia. Georgia Connections has 4,000 students and 91 from Middle Georgia, including 53 in Macon.
Education poll: Georgians less likely to prefer public school
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Aug 29, 7:01 AM: A new educational poll shows how Georgia sentiments vary from those in the rest of the nation on issues like the value of racial diversity and the importance of school choice.
Susie King Taylor charter school offers unique atmosphere, education
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Aug 25, 5:03 AM: The new charter school, which opened this year at the historic Notre Dame Academy building at Bull and 34th streets, serves 180 students in grades kindergarten through fourth. Fifth and sixth grades will be added next year. >
Coweta Charter Academy shows strong performance
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Aug 23, 5:46 AM: Charter schools are challenged with doing more with less funding. One indicator of success for a charter school is its academic performance compared to the local school system.
Some West Georgia students going online to attend public school
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Aug 21, 4:48 AM: Its 2017-2018 academic year began Aug. 7 for more than 3,800 students statewide. About 100 Douglas County students and 120 Paulding County students are enrolled in Georgia Connections for the 2017-18 school year, according to the >
New charter school opens doors for first time
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Aug 16, 6:33 AM: Excitement could be felt in the hallways and classrooms of the new School for Arts Infused Learning, as faculty and staff put the final touches on their rooms before welcoming its first students during open house Friday.
Public schools feeling bite from charter schools in Atlanta
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Aug 16, 5:23 AM: Traditionally it's been public schools who educate the majority of our students, but they are feeling the bite from charter schools as school choice gradually expands.

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