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Column: New school choice plan is about what’s best for students
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Mar 19, 4:27 AM: Georgia lawmakers are vowing to pass a sweeping school choice proposal this year that would break new ground in offering a host of educational options for student across our state.
New data about student “aptitudes” could help fill worker skills gap
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Mar 15, 7:46 AM: A mismatch between students’ innate aptitudes and their career interests may be contributing to worker shortages in high-demand, well-paying, fields.
An inside look at proposed Bibb County charter school that would ‘give kids a chance’
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Mar 13, 6:39 AM: Charter schools are one option in the growing "school choice" movement. Funded by taxpayer money, these schools are growing nationally, though some states have yet to pass related laws.
Rural GA Republicans Split on Private School Voucher Bill
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Mar 11, 5:54 AM: Rural Georgia lawmakers divided the delegation last week as they took up a measure that would redirect state tax dollar vouchers for private schools.
Georgia private school voucher bill rejected by Senate in close vote
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Mar 7, 6:28 AM: In one of the more closely watched issues in the state legislative session this year, the Georgia Senate on Tuesday narrowly voted down a bill that would allow public school funds to be diverted for private school vouchers. State >
Georgia Senate rejects new private school funding bill
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Mar 6, 7:09 AM: A proposal to use taxpayer money to send students to private schools failed in a close vote in the Georgia Senate on Tuesday, despite the backing of some top GOP state leaders.
Taxpayers losing passion for private school scholarship donations
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Mar 6, 6:43 AM: A statewide program that allows taxpayers to contribute to a private school scholarship fund seems to be declining in popularity amid changes to federal tax rules.
Peachtree Corners-based Japanese, English dual language school enrolling students for fall 2019
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Mar 5, 8:32 AM: Parents who want their children to simultaneously learn Japanese and English can put their kids’ names into an enrollment lottery for a recently opened dual language immersion charter school in Peachtree Corners.
State Sen. Thompson sponsoring ‘Tim Tebow Act’
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Mar 5, 6:32 AM: A piece of legislation sponsored by a state senator from Bartow County would open the gates for homeschooled students to participate in a number of “extracurricular and interscholastic activities” within Georgia’s public school >
Opinion: New study suggests vouchers may help Georgia public schools
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Mar 4, 5:55 AM: Both ESA proposals this year – House Bill 301 and Senate Bill 173 – tie the funding level to each district’s state funding, so county districts should be better off financially, not worse, if some of their students decide to choose >
Proposed Atlanta school policy aims to remedy ‘historic’ racial inequity
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Mar 1, 8:03 AM: A proposed Atlanta school policy would seek to correct years of “historic inequity,” citing achievement gaps between white and black students and disproportionately fewer black students in talented and gifted programs and rigorous >
Senate panel passes bill to use state money for private school tuition
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Mar 1, 7:26 AM: A push for state funds to be used for private school tuition and school expenses has increased odds of passing this year as both chambers of the Georgia General Assembly consider nearly identical bills that have the support of Gov. >
Former Albany residents file charter school petition
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Feb 27, 6:17 AM: New Schools of Georgia Inc., a nonprofit formed by the Hughes Family Foundation, has filed a petition with the Georgia Charter Schools Commission to open an independent charter school to serve families in Albany and its surrounding >
Editorial: House bill seeks to provide another option for state’s students
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Feb 22, 6:19 AM: As Americans, our lives are filled with opportunities to exercise our freedom of choice. Then there are public schools. The school your child is assigned to attend depends pretty much on where your house is. Public school systems >
K-12 “scholarship” legislation would pay Ga. parents for private school
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Feb 15, 5:55 AM: A floor leader for Gov. Brian Kemp has signed onto legislation that would create a direct state payment for a limited number of Georgia students to attend private school and cover schooling expenses.
Rep. Carson’s legislation reignites debate over private school tax credits
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Feb 7, 6:03 AM: A bill filed by state Rep. John Carson, R-northeast Cobb, concerning tax credits for school choice programs has reignited debate over the controversial topic.
Georgia’s largest public school, an online charter, gets another year
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Jan 31, 7:26 AM: The largest public school in Georgia can teach children for at least another year after the State Charter Schools Commission extended its permission to operate.
Commentary: In contest for hearts and minds, are public school advocates overlooking hearts?
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Jan 30, 7:45 AM: Supporting public education doesn’t mean you can’t advocate for change. Nor does it mean you can’t press for innovations or new models. But what should be preserved and protected is the foundational belief public education >
Schools don’t need inclement weather for digital learning days
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Jan 29, 6:52 AM: The same technology that allows them to communicate with each other through video games, texts, tweets and IMs, will allow educators to teach from a distance. But some school systems are finding that the technology has so many >
Georgia’s rural struggles reach into classrooms
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Jan 25, 8:25 AM: State lawmakers this past week learned a few new things about the problems currently facing rural Georgia. Their teacher was the chief financial officer of the Georgia Department of Education.

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