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Future uncertain for Georgia’s online charter schools
Jul 7, 6:58 AM: The future for Georgia’s online charter schools is uncertain as officials await the final scores from state standardized tests last spring.
Georgia's weighted charter school lottery aims to give disadvantaged kids better odds, but few schools use it
Jul 5, 7:53 AM: Every year, some parents worried about their kids’ educations in Georgia play the lottery. That’s what they did at the Academy for Classical Education, called ACE by locals, in Macon, Georgia, back in February, when the >
Savannah Classical Academy charter renewal deadline extended
Jul 5, 6:10 AM: The Savannah-Chatham Public School Board has extended the charter renewal application deadline for Savannah Classical Academy.
State charter schools make case for survival
Jun 30, 6:55 AM: Ten state charter schools that collectively enroll thousands of students, many in metro Atlanta, met Wednesday with the state commission that gives them authority to operate, in what for some was a final chance for a >
New law allows Fort Benning children to attend any MCSD school — well, almost
Jun 29, 5:49 AM: Thanks to a new state law, children of military service members who live on Fort Benning will be allowed, effective July 1, to attend any Columbus public school if space is available, the Muscogee County School District >
Tax credits for private school scholarships OK, state top court says
Jun 27, 7:57 AM: A Georgia Supreme Court decision upholding state tax credits for private school scholarships has emboldened advocates for expanding the program, as teachers and education advocates lament the effect on public school >
Savannah-Chatham school board denies all-boys charter proposal
Jun 26, 7:41 AM: But this time they were prepared to move forward with or without local school board approval. Star Charter organizer Gertrude Robinson, a retired Savannah-Chatham principal, said she has already submitted her charter >
Madison County schools recognized for charter system leadership
Jun 26, 5:45 AM: The award, given by the Georgia Charter System Foundation, recognizes charter school systems that demonstrate “instructional innovations at the classroom, school house or system-wide level with a focus on initiative-driven >
Conservative group praises Georgia for charter school legislation
Jun 20, 6:43 AM: The American Conservative Union is praising Georgia lawmakers for several bills passed this year, including one to help charter schools.
Georgia takes first step in school turnaround plan
Jun 16, 7:11 AM: Georgia took its first step toward possible takeover of the state’s lowest-performing schools on Thursday when a newly created advisory group met with the governor’s education board for the first time to begin looking for >
Charter school to give dropouts second chance
Jun 12, 7:31 AM: Coastal Plains Charter High School is for students 14 to 20 years old who struggle to fit in at typical high schools, according to its founders.
Atlanta school board says no to rapper Pitbull's new charter school
Jun 6, 6:27 AM: The Atlanta school board voted Monday evening to reject applications from three new charter schools looking to open in the city, including one with ties to the rapper Pitbull.
Georgia charter schools queried on low performances
Jun 1, 6:19 AM: Several of the state’s low-performing charter schools met with their authorizer, the State Charter Schools Commission, Wednesday to explain what they’re doing wrong and how they can improve.
State’s first virtual charter school offers unique learning experience
May 30, 6:17 AM: GCA is the state’s first virtual charter school and has about 14,500 enrolled students. The Georgia Cyber Academy uses online curriculum and services provided by K12. Learning can happen at home, on the road, or wherever >
Atlanta school plan could transform city — or leave families stranded
May 30, 6:02 AM: Carstarphen’s plan could could reshape entire neighborhoods and put thousands of children on paths towards better lives. It could transform some of Georgia’s worst schools and rehabilitate the reputation of a district >
Cobb charter school may not close after all
May 25, 5:32 AM: The Georgia Board of Education is scheduled Thursday to vote on a 3-year “probationary” charter for the International Academy of Smyrna, and the Department of Education staff are recommending approval. >
For Atlanta’s first charter school, the long game pays off
May 22, 7:05 AM: Atlanta’s first charter school will celebrate its first high school graduating class on Saturday—82 seniors who are the proof that sometimes the long game pays off.
School superintendents say Georgia’s tax credit program is profitable for the rich
May 18, 4:37 AM: Rich people can make money off Georgia’s tax credit for private schools, says a national group of public school leaders in a new analysis of credit and voucher programs.
Atlanta group aims to help black families navigate charter school choices
May 16, 6:03 AM: As enrollment in Atlanta charter schools grows, a new group is working to help parents navigate "school choice."
East Lake’s Drew Charter School celebrates graduation, STEAM certification
May 11, 5:46 AM: Charles R. Drew Charter School is gearing up for class of 2017’s graduation, celebrating its first “cradle-to-college pipeline in the East Lake community” over the next few weeks of May.



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