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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.
School superintendents say Georgia’s tax credit program is profitable for the rich
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May 18, 4:37 AM: Rich people can make money off Georgia’s tax credit for private schools, says a national group of public school leaders in a new analysis of credit and voucher programs.
Atlanta group aims to help black families navigate charter school choices
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May 16, 6:03 AM: As enrollment in Atlanta charter schools grows, a new group is working to help parents navigate "school choice."
East Lake’s Drew Charter School celebrates graduation, STEAM certification
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May 11, 5:46 AM: Charles R. Drew Charter School is gearing up for class of 2017’s graduation, celebrating its first “cradle-to-college pipeline in the East Lake community” over the next few weeks of May.
Douglas board OKs four new principals and denies charter school request
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May 10, 6:28 AM: At the same meeting, Douglas school board members said no to a group of county and Virginia residents seeking to establish a new charter school recently.
Cobb charter school sues for survival
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May 4, 5:14 AM: A Cobb County charter school is fighting in court to keep its doors open after the school district refused to renew its contract.
Smyrna charter school fights to stay open
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May 4, 4:33 AM: This week, parents and supporters of the academy are signing a petition asking the state Department of Education to keep the school open. More than 760 people have signed the petition as of Wednesday afternoon. If the state >
Charter school meets first of five deadlines set by state officials
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May 3, 5:55 AM: Cirrus Academy has updated one portion of its special education practices, but it has several more changes to go under orders by the state.
Expectations high for SAIL charter school
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Apr 28, 5:30 AM: Local parents are excited for their children to begin school at SAIL, or School for Art-Infused Learning. It’s a state charter school in Columbia Columbia set to open August 2017.
Deal signs law for charter schools
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Apr 28, 5:06 AM: Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday that helps charter schools by making it easier for them to acquire unused school buildings and improving their access to funding.
Cobb school board votes to close charter school
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Apr 21, 6:11 AM: The International Academy of Smyrna’s scores on the state report card (the red line) have plummeted far below the averages for both the Cobb County School District and the state.
Judge: Atlanta can outsource school operations to charter school groups
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Apr 19, 6:29 AM: The Atlanta school board is free to hire private groups to manage local schools, a Fulton County judge ruled earlier this year in response to a lawsuit brought by the Atlanta and Georgia Association of Educators.
State board votes to shut down Macon Charter Academy
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Apr 19, 6:26 AM: The Georgia Board of Education has voted to revoke Macon Charter Academy’s permission to run a school, effective Aug. 31, on the grounds that the school is not meeting the terms of its contract to operate.
Athens City Schools to restructure elementary schools into academies
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Apr 19, 5:05 AM: The elementary schools would stay zoned the same, but each school would become an academy. Students can enroll in their zoned academy, or transfer to a different academy based on space availability. Transportation will be provided >
Study finds merit pay for teachers could have merit
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Apr 13, 6:38 AM: Georgia hasn’t gone there, but not so long ago the idea of moving the state’s public school teachers into a “merit” pay system was a topic of heated debate, with none other than the Gov. Nathan Deal pushing the >
Colquitt Co. schools to offer online education to students
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Apr 13, 5:27 AM: As technology becomes more prevalent in South Georgia classrooms, Colquitt County Schools are taking students education one step further.
Lanier Charter Career Academy will grow connections, change name
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Apr 3, 7:00 AM: Lanier Charter Career Academy is changing its name and expanding its connections with other schools, but its core mission of preparing students for employment and helping them become contributing members of their communities remains >
Education bill increases governor’s control, but not completely
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Apr 3, 5:29 AM: The backdoor school takeover bill, House Bill 338, was approved by both the Georgia House and Senate, and has been waiting for Deal to sign it into law since Wednesday. But the final version of the bill limits Deal’s control and >
Charter high school an option for Marietta students
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Apr 3, 5:29 AM: Claims to the contrary, Marietta City Schools does not force minority students to enroll in a local charter high school, the head of that charter school says.

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