- Column: Is Legislature’s faith in charter schools justified by results?
- > May 1, 6:50 AM: The Georgia Legislature continues its faith in charter schools, approving new funding for those authorized by the State Charter Schools Commission that gives them more per-pupil dollars than some traditional schools earn.
- Opinion: Chairman’s resignation provides paths for school choice
- > Apr 30, 4:29 AM: The Georgia Republican party asked voters on their 2016 primary ballot if they wanted expanded options for school choice in the state. Seventy-five percent of those answering the non-binding question voted in favor of
- Letter: Parents of all races, backgrounds should consider public charter school
- > Apr 27, 5:22 AM: As a result, I chose to take him out of the traditional public school he was zoned for in Clay County and enroll him at Pataula Charter Academy. During the next three years, what we found was not only a school but a true
- Parent: ‘Failing’ charter school is not failing my kids
- > Apr 27, 5:02 AM: Here is what is so extremely frustrating about the “accountability” discussion about charter schools: Too many people assume that if a school is deemed by the state to be “failing” then all of its students must be failing.
- Charter commission defends standards: ‘Failing school of choice is not a real choice.’
- > Apr 16, 4:33 AM: Following Georgia’s legislative session and state charter school renewal decisions, much has been said about charter schools in public debate lately -- some statements are true and others are not. As deputy director of the
- Georgia schools work to ease skilled-trades shortage
- Apr 13, 5:20 AM: Construction projects are cropping up all over metro Atlanta as it has emerged from the Great Recession, but one challenge is filling the demand for workers.
- Letter: Grateful for funding to charter schools
- Apr 12, 5:25 AM: Thank you to the Georgia General Assembly for passing HB 787, which creates a more equitable environment for students who attend public charter schools in the state of Georgia.
- Column: Policy fight over charter schools disappointing
- > Apr 10, 7:37 AM: The legislative session that ended March 29 saw a number of policy fights, but the most surprising, and disappointing, might have been the one waged over a bill to bring state charter schools — one subset of one subset of
- Georgia online charter high school to close
- Apr 10, 6:35 AM: Georgia’s first virtual charter high school that aims to graduate at-risk students will close in June after six years of operation.
- State senator resigns chairmanship over charter school bill vote
- > Apr 4, 5:13 AM: State Sen. Lindsey Tippins, R-Marietta, is resigning as chairman of the senate’s education committee after disagreeing with Republican colleagues on a bill that would pump more money into state charter schools.
- Tax credit scholarships for private schools to grow to $100 million
- > Mar 30, 7:02 AM: It took them a year, but the two chambers of the Georgia General Assembly finally agreed Thursday to raise the cap on tax credits for private school scholarships. House Bill 217 had passed both chambers of the legislature
- Georgia lawmakers give state charter schools more money
- > Mar 30, 6:58 AM: Georgia lawmakers adopted legislation Thursday that increases funding for state charter schools. Local charter schools and traditional public schools get money from both the state and from their local tax base, but State
- Georgia Senate approves more money for state charter schools
- > Mar 28, 6:07 AM: Proponents of public school choice were winning a tug-of-war over funding Tuesday when the Georgia Senate voted to add money to the state charter school system. House Bill 787 would increase the per-pupil student allotment
- Legislation to increase state charter school funding advances, but with big changes
- > Mar 26, 5:28 AM: Legislation that would increase funding for schools operating under the authority of the State Charter Schools Commission was amended in the Senate Friday to give less money than originally proposed, and some people are
- Column: What real education reform looks like
- > Mar 26, 5:02 AM: Every child is different. That’s why families should have a variety of educational options for their child. The goal of real education reform—of enhancing choice in education—is to ensure that families have high-quality
- 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
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