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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 >
Opinion: Why we can’t afford to ‘get back to normal’ after pandemic
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May 6, 6:05 AM: The Georgia Partnership recognizes we are in unprecedented times, but we also recognize that an unprecedented opportunity is before us. Knowing that even before the current crisis, Georgia was facing potentially 1.5 >
RISE to the occasion | East Point charter school provides meals and other essentials to the community
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May 4, 7:28 AM: Located in East Point, the R.I.S.E Schools are free public charter schools that, like every other school in the nation, has been saddled with the daunting task of keeping absentee students on track and engaged in the >
Experts say pandemic exposes education inequalities
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Apr 27, 6:03 AM: Across rural Georgia, students search for access to the internet and many teachers struggle to provide online instruction for their students while parenting at home. Advocates say low-income and black students are at the >
Savannah schools meet challenges with online learning due to COVID-19
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Apr 7, 7:42 AM: What was thought to be a temporary change is all but permanent now with all K-12 brick-and-mortar schools shut down for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure was extended with >
How one Georgia private school puts its teaching online
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Apr 3, 7:18 AM: With just about every student receiving lessons remotely, much of the focus has been on public school districts. But private and parochial schools are also facing uncertain times. They are scrambling to educate students >
First day of online learning brings change to Georgia’s largest colleges
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Mar 31, 7:00 AM: Students at many of Georgia’s largest public universities on Monday made the switch to virtual learning and while officials braced for glitches, they believe it went relatively well.
To help kids learn online, there’s a lot to learn
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Mar 26, 6:52 AM: As the novel coronavirus closes schools for an extended period, teachers and families are grappling with another novelty: remote learning.
Online Learning Presents Challenges For Students With Specific Needs
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Mar 24, 6:47 AM: Georgia’s public schools have switched to online learning at least through the end of the month to help slow the spread of COVID-19. But as everyone adjusts to “virtual school,” teachers of students in specialized >
Two Savannah charter schools to go online after spring break
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Mar 17, 7:07 AM: Savannah Classical Academy and Coastal Empire Montessori School will transition from on-campus instruction to distance learning effective Monday, March 23, according to communications issued independently by both schools. >
Switch To Online Learning Could Provide ‘Stress Test’ For Metro Atlanta Schools
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Mar 16, 7:24 AM: Starting Monday, March 16, several metro Atlanta public school districts and all 26 of the state’s colleges and universities will make the switch to online learning due to coronavirus concerns.

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