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Parents of students getting private school scholarships lobby lawmakers to keep program
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May 20, 8:16 AM: Illinois lawmakers are feeling pressure from parents whose children benefit from the state’s private school scholarship program.
Savannah-Chatham choice, charter schools shine -- if you can get in
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May 20, 7:59 AM: Like diamonds in the rough, they are the standout schools in a district that lags the nation in academic achievement. They attract the most involved families who aim to maintain their brilliance, and their special focuses >
Opinion: Georgia charter schools delivering on their promise
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May 20, 6:48 AM: A recent study by Georgia State University’s Center for State and Local Finance found that students who attended a public charter high school in our state were four percent more likely to graduate from high school and six >
Column: Georgia grads have many options for next steps after high school
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May 6, 5:21 AM: The age-old question of whether youngsters should pursue a four-year degree to ensure career success has gotten trickier. A few decades ago, the answer was a definite yes. But now, educators, students, parents and career >
Earn while you learn: Apprenticeships help Columbus employers narrow the job skills gap
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Apr 19, 6:39 AM: Columbus Tech and the Muscogee County School District also work together to offer an apprenticeship program. Area colleges, high schools, students and businesses are increasingly seeing the benefits of apprenticeships, >
Opinion: Improving education with options for Georgia’s students
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Apr 15, 7:54 AM: The public debate on Education Scholarship Accounts, including by Dick Yarbrough in this very paper, claims that any supporter of educational options for Georgia families is an enemy of public education. Conversely, a >
Column: Public school advocates celebrate defeat of vouchers. But vouchers will be back
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Apr 4, 5:37 AM: Vouchers will return.This is a Legislature intent on following a script -- one that I fear leads Georgia backward rather than forward.
Georgia lawmakers limit who can handle tax credit scholarship money
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Apr 3, 5:47 AM: Legislation to restrict the types of organizations that can handle state tax credit funding for private school scholarships passed the Georgia Legislature Tuesday, the final day of the 2019 legislative session. >
KIPP, two other Atlanta charter-school operators renewed through 2024
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Apr 2, 7:04 AM: The State Board of Education last week unanimously voted to extend the charter terms for KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools and Centennial Academy. The board in February renewed Atlanta Classical Academy’s charter.The state’s >
Senate tosses private school scholarship legislation, leaving ‘voucher’ opponents optimistic
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Apr 1, 6:11 AM: A legislative proposal to use public funds to subsidize private school tuition and other personal educational costs was sidelined Friday, raising the possibility that the push for what opponents label as “vouchers” is dead >
Letter: The school choice movement doesn’t really have a lot to do with schooling.
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Mar 27, 5:45 AM: It can’t be any clearer that there’s absolutely no common ground between traditional public-school advocates and school voucher supporters. While the former are committed to quality education as they understand it, the >
Column: New school choice plan is about what’s best for students
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Mar 25, 7:36 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.
Column: Why are state’s newly elected GOP leaders pushing vouchers so hard?
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Mar 25, 5:02 AM: A new wave of Republican legislators in the General Assembly is falling back on an old excuse to defend a new call for school vouchers: They are duty-bound by their conscience to offer parents options.
Private K-12 “scholarships” bill is back in Georgia Legislature
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Mar 21, 6:16 AM: Legislation that would allow the state to pay for private school tuition resurfaced Wednesday after an earlier defeat.
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 >
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.

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