- Savannah-Chatham school board: Charter schools should get future ESPLOST IV funds
- > 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'
- > 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
- 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
- > 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
- > 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
- > 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
- 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
- > 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
- > 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
- 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
- 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
- > 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.
- 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
- > 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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'
- 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
- > 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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