- State lawmakers to take aim at racial history in public schools, partisan school boards
- > Dec 29, 8:16 AM: Teachers and administrators from across the state agree critical race theory is not discussed in Georgia grade school classrooms, but it likely will be a hot topic under the Gold Dome in January as lawmakers return for an
- Columbia County commissioners approve funding for SAIL charter school
- > Dec 22, 8:31 AM: The road for the School for Arts Infused Learning or SAIL in Evans looks bright. “It’s a family. It’s more than just a school. We’re excited that this is really going to give us a chance to move forward,” said Melissa
- Opinion: Fewer Georgia students are going to college. That’s a problem
- > Dec 2, 12:06 PM: In a guest column, Tina Fernandez discusses the pandemic’s toll on Georgia’s high school and college students, citing a weakening path from high school to college. Fernandez is executive director of Achieve Atlanta and a
- Atlanta superintendent calls for innovation during first State of District speech
- Nov 22, 8:50 AM: The Atlanta Public Schools superintendent used her first State of the District speech to make a case for more innovation in learning.
- Nearly 2,000 Atlanta students ask to move to virtual classes
- > Nov 17, 9:18 AM: Atlanta Public Schools spokesman Seth Coleman said 1,954 students applied for spots in Atlanta Virtual Academy. The district previously warned parents it may need to hold a lottery to determine which students would be
- Atlanta board OKs renewal of district’s oldest charter school
- Nov 10, 9:42 AM: The Atlanta Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to authorize the district’s oldest charter school to continue to operate for another five years.
- Georgia school enrollment growing again, but just a little
- Nov 5, 8:38 AM: Enrollment in Georgia’s public schools recovered this fall after a steep drop last year, with gains centered mostly among younger incoming students amid small declines in other grades.
- Rural Georgia: $30 million in federal stimulus to improve student learning outcomes
- > Nov 5, 5:30 AM: Georgia’s initiative for improving education in rural areas continues to take shape as policymakers evaluate Census figures showing ongoing population declines that challenge efforts to maintain rural communities.
- Georgia charter schools graduation rate tops state average
More Georgia high school students graduated from charter schools than the state average, data from the Georgia Department of Education show
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- Atlanta schools offer $3K to lure teachers for online class
- Oct 25, 8:36 AM: Atlanta public school officials are offering a $3,000 bonus to try to recruit new teachers for additional virtual classes.
- Atlanta high school graduation rates increase for class of 2021
- Oct 22, 8:31 AM: Atlanta Public Schools’ four-year graduation rate reached 83.1% for the class of 2021. That’s an increase from the year before, when it was 80.3%.
- Atlanta Public Schools offers $3,000 bonus to recruit virtual teachers
- Oct 21, 6:17 AM: Teachers willing to start a new job mid-year with the Atlanta Virtual Academy will receive a $3,000 hiring bonus.
- Atlanta Public Schools recruiting teachers for virtual expansion
- Oct 5, 7:53 AM: Atlanta Public Schools is trying to hire more teachers to ensure every student who wants to enroll in the district’s virtual program can make that switch.
- GaDOE launches ESSER funding dashboard to evaluate COVID-19 relief funds
- > Sep 30, 8:31 AM: The Georgia Department of Education has developed an ESSER funding dashboard that will provide a simple, transparent way for the public to see Georgia school districts’ use of federal COVID-19 relief funds.
- Column: Offering choices will not hurt public schools
- > Sep 27, 9:15 AM: For too long, money has been an excuse not to give more options to more families. The notion we would defund public education by extending options was never true: In the case of charters, we’re still talking about public
- Atlanta Board of Education candidate forum to focus on charter schools
- Sep 22, 9:08 AM: Candidates will be invited to participate in a forum organized by the Atlanta Charter Partner Network. The topics discussed will focus on charter school issues.
- As COVID surges, metro Atlanta parents seek virtual school options
- > Sep 1, 12:38 PM: In the spring, when Caitlin Snyder and her husband committed to sending their two young daughters to in-person classes this school year, COVID-19 case rates were low and the Cobb County School District required masks.
- Online options limited for Central Georgia parents sending students back to school
- Aug 25, 9:43 AM: Right now, Superintendent Curtis Jones says the district doesn't allow parents to choose individual virtual learning.
- Private schools also facing COVID safety challenges as semester begins
- > Aug 23, 1:10 PM: Atlanta area private schools are facing the same quandary that public schools do as they reopen for fall: how to control the spread of COVID-19 enough to keep students in classrooms in places where public health
- New report shows steep decrease in student achievement from virtual learning
- Aug 10, 4:30 PM: New research is showing that the method of having students open their computer and log in to learn may have led to a decline in their educational growth.
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