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Savannah-Chatham school board denies all-boys charter proposal
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Douglas board OKs four new principals and denies charter school request
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May 10, 6:28 AM: At the same meeting, Douglas school board members said no to a group of county and Virginia residents seeking to establish a new charter school recently.
Cobb charter school sues for survival
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May 4, 5:14 AM: A Cobb County charter school is fighting in court to keep its doors open after the school district refused to renew its contract.
Smyrna charter school fights to stay open
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May 4, 4:33 AM: This week, parents and supporters of the academy are signing a petition asking the state Department of Education to keep the school open. More than 760 people have signed the petition as of Wednesday afternoon. If the >
Charter school meets first of five deadlines set by state officials
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May 3, 5:55 AM: Cirrus Academy has updated one portion of its special education practices, but it has several more changes to go under orders by the state.
Expectations high for SAIL charter school
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Apr 28, 5:30 AM: Local parents are excited for their children to begin school at SAIL, or School for Art-Infused Learning. It’s a state charter school in Columbia Columbia set to open August 2017.
Deal signs law for charter schools
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Apr 28, 5:06 AM: Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday that helps charter schools by making it easier for them to acquire unused school buildings and improving their access to funding.

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