Celebrate GA Charter Schoolsand National Charter Schools Week To kick off National Charter Schools Week, (May 6-12) GCSA andG-PAN are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Charter Schools Rock. This is a free, community celebration of Georgia’s public Charter Schools, on Sunday,May 5, in the Central Park area of Atlantic Station, from 2-5 pm. Charter Schools Rock showcases the strength of the charter school […]
In your report “Georgia House passes charter school measure” on February 23, several erroneous statements were made by Muscogee Schools board chair Cathy Williams. I am hopeful that these were unintentional and reflective of the fact that Muscogee School District, while having three conversion charter schools, does not have a single independent, start-up charter school.
Sen. Fort says HR1162, which calls for a constitutional amendment, is not about charter schools and is not needed. He is half-right: it is not just about charter schools, but it is actually needed for the well being of ALL our public schools. He also creates the fear that if HR1162 passes, our public schools will suffer, taxes will increase—no good will come of it.
For years I have enjoyed Dick Yarbrough’s writing, but his latest column “Why isn’t anyone talking about for-profit charter schools?” deserves a response. To answer his question in brief, no one is talking about for-profit charter schools because there is no such thing in Georgia. As required by Georgia law, all charter schools in Georgia […]
By Kelly McCutchen, Mark Peevy, Dr. Ben Scafidi and Dr. Eric Wearne Last year, the Georgia Supreme Court closed the Georgia Charter Schools Commission and gave local school boards “exclusive” control over public education in Georgia. Now legislators are debating whether the state should be able to authorize start-up charter schools and whether the state should […]
Atlanta, Ga. – February 7, 2012 – Metro Atlanta clergy plan to gather on Tuesday to join with legislators, Representatives Alisha T. Morgan (D-Cobb) and Rahn Mayo (D-Dekalb) and the Brighter Georgia Education Coalition in supporting HR 1162, a constitutional amendment to help charter schools in Georgia. The group of clergy hope to bring political parties together on the issue of […]
Atlanta, GA; Tuesday, January 31, 2012 – A survey conducted last week by McLaughlin & Associates showed that Georgia voters strongly support charter schools and broadly favor a proposed Constitutional Amendment to allow charter schools to expand and flourish across the state. The polling was conducted to gauge support for HR1162. The bi-partisan bill would […]
Education Advocates Announce Support for Constitutional Amendment Brighter Georgia Education Coalition Praises Leaders for Moving Forward January 26, 2012, Atlanta, GA – The Brighter Georgia Education Coalition today called for prompt action on a Constitutional Amendment introduced by House Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones and other leaders. This Amendment would address a problematic court decision […]
ATLANTA, GA: January 17, 2012 – On Thursday, January 12, at its regularly scheduled meeting, the Georgia State Board of Education approved the state Charter Committee’s recommendation to fund the nation’s first charter leader preparation partnership between a highly successful charter school, a state charter school association, and a university college of education. This innovative […]
Eleven Georgia Charter Schools Named “Title 1 Distinguished Schools” (January 17, 2012) ATLANTA — Eleven public charter schools in Georgia that serve economically disadvantaged students have earned the designation of “Title 1 Distinguished Schools.” They are among a total of 824 Georgia public schools to be so honored, based on their success in achieving Adequate […]