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Savannah-Chatham school board: Charter schools should get future ESPLOST IV funds
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Nov 18, 1:55 PM: The last time a Savannah-Chatham County charter school received Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) funding was from ESPLOST II, according to the district website at sccpss.com. Oglethorpe Charter >
Amid COVID-19, teachers innovate, juggle needs of 'Zoomies' and 'roomies'
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Nov 13, 6:40 AM: Early this fall, after a widely disparaged spring semester online caused by the coronavirus pandemic, many schools across Georgia decided to return to the classroom while offering a separate online experience to the >
Baldwin County Schools named Charter System of the Year
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Oct 21, 5:44 AM: The local public school system was officially named Charter System of the Year by the Charter System Foundation of Georgia for its implementation of innovative teaching practices and programs.
Ga. state superintendent wants to ‘reimagine’ K-12 education
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Oct 20, 5:11 AM: State schools Superintendent Richard Woods issued a document this week outlining his vision for K-12 education, which includes continued decline of high-stakes testing requirements, elevating the teaching profession and >
Scholarship Group Calls For More Oversight, Transparency For Taxpayer Funded Programs
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Oct 5, 6:23 AM: Last week, The Current published an analysis of Georgia’s $600 million program that allows taxpayers to fund scholarships for private school education. This two-month investigation found that the policy has fallen short of >
Georgia high school tests might not count toward grades
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Sep 25, 6:10 AM: Students in Georgia public high schools would face no consequences for failing statewide standardized tests for at least one year under a proposal from state Superintendent Richard Woods in response to the coronavirus >
Charter school head, Savannah-Chatham superintendent trade blows on school’s zero COVID-case claim
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Sep 22, 6:20 AM: At least one charter school is not happy with District Superintendent Ann Levett’s remarks near the end of last Wednesday’s school board meeting.
Opinion: This pandemic may trigger a renewed debate over school choice
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Sep 21, 6:12 AM: There are signs that advocates of school choice — a voucher system in which taxpayer funds for education follow students to the classroom of their parents' choosing, whether public or private — are hoping that the pandemic >
Virtual only school GA Connections Academy sees uptick in enrollment amid COVID-19
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Sep 17, 7:23 AM: Six months ago when schools across the state were scrambling to piece together digital plans, one Georgia school didn't. Georgia Connections Academy is a statewide charter public school that has been 100 percent online >
Online academy helps students make virtual learning a success
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Sep 16, 6:07 AM: The Georgia Connections Academy is helping new virtual learners make this year a success. The academy is a full-time online school for students grades 5-12 across the state.
Poll finds strong support for public charter schools in Georgia
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Sep 15, 6:39 AM: Georgia voters still strongly support public charter schools eight years after ratifying a constitutional amendment letting the state create charter schools, according to a new poll.
OPINION: Use state CARES Act dollars to support remote learning
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Aug 31, 7:54 AM: In a year filled with novelties – too many, we might agree – this is one new development worth keeping. Also dubbed “pandemic pods,” learning pods are small groups of children who, rather than sitting at home alone, tackle >
Teacher leader: Pandemic will not last forever. Partnership between parents and educators should.
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Aug 31, 6:49 AM: President of Georgia Association of Educators urges parents to consider what returning to school looks like and risks involved.
Private schools see rise in enrollment inquiries as only in-person school option in Chatham County
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Aug 7, 7:23 AM: When the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System announced the school year would start exclusively online, some area parents turned to the only schools in the county offering in-person classes: private schools. >
Atlanta charter schools to open virtually starting next week
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Jul 29, 7:06 AM: About two dozen charter and partner schools authorized by Atlanta Public Schools will start the year with online-only instruction, with the first schools beginning classes next week.
Georgia DOE will help more than 12 million students with distance learning
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Jul 24, 6:45 AM: The Georgia Department of Education and Verizon are working to fast-track distance learning for students in 10 states in the Southeast and beyond that have suffered the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
As more public schools turn online, private schools plan for classrooms
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Jul 17, 6:45 AM: As public schools across metro Atlanta retreat online from the pandemic, private schools say they are still planning to greet their students on campus in August.
As pressure mounts, Georgia schools figuring out back-to-school plans
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Jul 9, 5:42 AM: School leaders in Georgia are trying to settle on plans for the fall as pressure mounts to reopen school buildings.
Bibb Schools launches first virtual school program, 'VIP Academy'
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Jun 30, 7:06 AM: Bibb Schools has launched a new, free virtual school in the hopes of attracting private and home-schooled students.
Column: Education not left behind in Georgia budget crunch
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Jun 22, 7:45 AM: Gov. Brian Kemp and the state’s schools superintendent, Richard Woods, on Thursday said they were asking for a federal waiver of standardized-testing requirements next year – exams still some 10 months away. In the name of >

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