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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 >
Opinion: State legislators must protect private school tax credit
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Jun 3, 6:29 AM: Georgia’s budget writers are scrambling for savings. But there’s one program that should be kept intact – or even expanded – because the more money it gets, the more money it saves.
Georgia begins planning for school in the fall
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May 22, 7:51 AM: Georgia’s 180 school districts will make their own decisions about whether and how to reopen their school buildings absent a mandate from Kemp. The new group will provide “expertise and perspective” for them in six areas: >
Furlow Charter School to hold its first ever high school graduation
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May 21, 7:16 AM: On Saturday, May 30, Furlow Charter School (FCS) will step into uncharted territory as 29 graduating seniors, including Valedictorian Moses Simmons and Salutatorian Mattie Lane, will receive their diplomas and will become >
Opinion: Ballot question reveals Republican zeal for school vouchers
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May 19, 7:32 AM: Yet, despite this opportunity to draw closer together with a doubling down of our commitment to others –- particularly to our future generations through education –- this commitment may be met with a new manufactured >
Georgia high school senior receives 32 college acceptance letters, $500K in scholarship offers
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May 14, 7:25 AM: A Georgia high school senior has many reasons to remember his last year of high school, not just because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also because of his hard work as a student at Haperville Charter Career Academy. >
Opinion: School choice can help ease Georgia’s looming fiscal issues
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May 14, 6:15 AM: The easiest way to keep private school students in private schools – and to save state and local taxpayers additional costs – would be to expand the state’s current tax credit scholarship program by $85 million. That would >
Ga. public schools to share more COVID aid with private schools
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May 12, 7:35 AM: Georgia public schools were awarded more than $400 million in federal pandemic relief funds last week, but they won’t spend all of it on their own students: they must share it with private schools.
Technical colleges to expand online education, training
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May 11, 7:07 AM: The Technical College System of Georgia is expanding its online program opportunities as well as offering free professional development and online training courses to provide more Georgians the flexibility to enhance their >

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