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Opinion: Ivy Prep and other charter schools deserve more state funding
Mar 22, 4:54 AM: I urge members of the Georgia General Assembly to put Georgia’s children first and approve House Bill 787. Passing the bill will help ensure that thousands of Georgia students who are enrolled in a state-authorized charter >
Applications up at career academy, but not eligible students
Mar 21, 6:49 AM: Applications to get into the Athens Community Career Academy and its dual-credit offerings are up sharply this year, but the number of students who eventually became eligible is unchanged, the academy’s new CEO said. >
Community gives positive and negative feedback to potential charter school
Mar 21, 6:46 AM: Administration and board members of the Pataula Charter Academy spoke to a packed room of parents and interested community members about potentially opening a school in Decatur County Tuesday night at the Kirbo Center. >
More schools to join Georgia’s ‘turnaround’ program
Mar 14, 5:03 AM: The architect of Georgia’s education “turnaround” program says he wants to add about a couple dozen public schools to his portfolio in the fall.
New Metro Atlanta charter school fills public school gap, now accepting applications
Mar 8, 6:38 AM: Genesis Innovation Academy, a free public charter school, is boosting major success after its first year of operation. The elementary school is hosting multiple information sessions for parents interested in enrolling >
Gwinnett Career and Tech Education program gives students skills beyond the classroom
Mar 5, 7:02 AM: Not only have schools started opening up specialized academies, but the school district is also building specialized schools such as the Paul Duke STEM School in Norcross, set to open this fall, and a yet-to-be-named >
Georgia lawmakers reject public dollars for private schools
Mar 1, 7:04 AM: The Georgia House of Representatives on Thursday rejected legislation that for the first time would have allowed any type of student in the state to attend private school with a public tuition subsidy.
State charter schools win renewed charters, though some underperformed
Mar 1, 6:32 AM: The State Charter Schools Commission re-authorized eight Georgia charter schools Wednesday, though some got shorter-than-usual contracts due to poor performance.
Ivy Prep plan shows how charter school’s fortunes can turn
Feb 28, 7:02 AM: After a rocky start, then becoming a shinning example for public charter schools, Ivy Preparatory Academy Gwinnett is at a turning point. Gwinnett County’s first free, single-sex school will learn Wednesday, Feb. 28 if it >
What's Right With Our Schools: Foothills Charter School gives students second change to graduate
Feb 13, 7:08 AM: Educators in Milledgeville are giving students from all across central Georgia a second chance at their educational opportunity.
Georgia legislation would give more money to state charter schools
Feb 8, 7:24 AM: A proposal in the Georgia General Assembly would give more money to state charter schools, which get less money per student than traditional public schools yet must outperform traditional schools or risk losing their >
Bill would give parents choice of school zone
Feb 8, 6:03 AM: A new bill proposed in the state capitol, if passed, would give parents more freedom on where they send their child to school.
Can new charter school succeed in the same building where one has already failed?
Feb 7, 7:27 AM: The site of a former charter school will become home to another one. Dream Academy Charter School plans to open in August at 151 Madison St., where Macon Charter Academy operated for a year until it was ordered to shut its >
APS plan means some teachers may not keep jobs at struggling school
Feb 7, 6:38 AM: Teachers at Perkerson Elementary School would need to reapply for their jobs under a proposal to reconstitute the school. The Atlanta Board of Education is expected to vote on the plan next month.
Data-entry error costs Atlanta charter schools $2.3 million
Jan 24, 7:53 AM: A data-entry error has a cost an Atlanta charter school operation $2.3 million, prompting a plea to Georgia lawmakers for help. 
Peach school district embraces flexibility, challenges of being a new charter system
Jan 24, 7:00 AM: Peach County was looking for more flexibility for its schools and found it in the charter system. The state approved the district's charter application in September 2016, and since then, leaders have been busy checking >
Gainesville may limit school choice in effort to balance attendance, provide more pre-K
Jan 4, 6:19 AM: Gainesville school leaders are proposing to limit school choice in an effort to balance attendance at the city school system’s six elementary schools as well as provide pre-K at each school.
Departing Atlanta school board chairman confident in course it set
Jan 2, 6:55 AM: The school board chairman, who in 2009 at age 24 became the youngest candidate elected to citywide office in Atlanta, choked up as he bid farewell to the district to which he devoted his twenties.
In Georgia schools: when takeover becomes ‘turnaround’
Dec 27, 6:47 AM: Low-performing schools -- “chronically failing” Georgia’s governor used to call them -- had been bedeviling leaders for a long time, at least since President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law, and >
Beaufort County School District plans school choice fairs
Dec 27, 5:38 AM: The Beaufort County School District will accept school choice applications for the 2018-19 academic year, the fourth year of the district’s expanded choice initiative.



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