- 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.
- Foothills Charter shows continued growth
- > Dec 26, 9:06 AM: Students attending Foothills, housed in Baldwin High School’s College and Career Academy, may come in to work as many days during the week as they want and learn at their own pace in a virtual setting. Learning is not
- Once-vaunted Ivy Prep’s struggle illustrates charter schools’ challenges
- Dec 18, 7:13 AM: A charter school once heralded as a beacon for public education has fallen on troubled times, raising questions about its survival.
- Charter school transfer to Erskine approved
- Dec 7, 6:13 AM: Wicks said during a prior interview the change in authorizer will offer many benefits to the school’s students and staff that are not available to the school through the charter district,
- In 6-3 vote, Atlanta school board approves KIPP charter school expansion
- > Dec 5, 7:05 AM: The Atlanta school board -- in a divided Monday vote during the last meeting before a new board takes over -- authorized a public charter school operator to add two new schools and grow enrollment by 1,100 students.
- Coweta Charter earns top CCRPI score among charters
- > Nov 27, 6:24 AM: Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia increased its school scores by 11 percentage points and earned a four-star climate rating in the 2017 College and Career Readiness Performance Index scores recently released by the Georgia
- Bloomfield charter school hopes to receive district’s approval after second application
- > Nov 21, 6:18 AM: The Bibb school board unanimously denied Bloomfield’s first petition in January 2016. Members cited a lack of details on fiscal and operational practices and the need for more clarification in some areas of the
- Online public school teachers get creative to provide hands-on learning
- > Nov 14, 7:22 AM: Wendy Aracich teaches for Georgia Connections Academy, an online charter school. She’s passionate about teaching art and design, including 3-D printing. Her biggest challenge is making sure students actually get their
- What’s in store for Georgia’s lowest-performing schools?
- Nov 14, 6:16 AM: Georgia’s lowest-performing schools should know by the end of the year whether they’ll be subject to state intervention.
- Online classroom gives students more options
- > Nov 9, 6:32 AM: Part of the Colquitt County School System, the VLC enrolls students at Colquitt County High School, Gray Junior High School, and Williams Middle School, but students take academic classes through Georgia Virtual School
- Georgia Cyber Academy gains popularity
- > Oct 23, 6:56 AM: Other students who have found Georgia Cyber Academy to be a good fit include professional actors or aspiring Olympic athletes whose work or practice schedules do not allow for a traditional education. It can also be a
- Multi-racial families report mixed results with school choice in Macon-Bibb County
- > Oct 23, 6:16 AM: These two multiracial families have a particular perspective on education in Macon-Bibb County, where skin color correlates strongly to where most children go to school. Both families have struggled at least as much as any
- Savannah-Chatham schools ramping up advanced learning options
- > Oct 23, 5:28 AM: Her goal is to ensure that all middle school students in grades six to eight have access to more vigorous curricula so more of them will go above and beyond academic standards in high school and be prepared for success in
- Georgia’s first school turnaround chief picked
- > Oct 18, 5:29 AM: Eric Thomas, left, emerged as the top candidate for the new job of state Chief Turnaround Officer after the Georgia Board of Education interviewed him and two other candidates Tuesday. The job was created by the Georgia
- Some candidates for school turnaround chief worked in Atlanta
- > Oct 17, 5:23 AM: The three finalists to lead Georgia’s experiment to improve its lowest-performing public schools are working in Kentucky, Texas and Virginia, and two have experience as school administrators in metro Atlanta.
- Graduation focus ‘paying off’ high school stats show
- > Oct 4, 5:49 AM: The Morgan County Charter School System announced this week that the graduation rate for the Class of 2017 came in at 91.8 percent. According to school officials, there haven’t been any new policies put in place to improve
- Gwinnett getting Georgia’s first English-Japanese dual language charter school
- > Sep 25, 6:27 AM: School officials also wrote in their petition that having a dual language program, such as the one they plan to use, will make Georgia more attractive to foreign companies who are looking for a place to establish their
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