by Georgia Charter Schools Association
This report covers Georgia charter school news from just before Christmas, through the first week of 2015. The year ended with a flurry of important stories, and 2015 began with much good news.
- AJC story on new CCRPI scores misleads readers into thinking that charter school performance slipped in a significant way, when in fact some charter scores were low, but many improved! Please do read Tony Roberts spot-on response to the misleading AJC story, which we posted on CharterConfidential.
- AJC redeems itself with a relatively fair and balanced story on GCSA’s new charter school incubator project. GA Pundit takes note.
- New charter career academy for Griffin area
- Valdosta’s new Scintilla Charter Academy ups its opening enrollment numbers
- Cherokee Charter Academy posts high scores on CCRPI
- Bibb County’s interim superintendent says district will consider charter status
- Valdosta Daily Times editorial praises Scintilla charter option
- New Board member in Peach County champions charter high school
- Three finalists announced for 2015 GCSA charter school of the year
- Atlanta Magazine profiles charter schools, with in-depth look at Clayton County’s Utopian Academy for the Arts
- Bishop Hall charter HS opens new building, gets lots of positive press
- Cyber Academy student leverages flexibility for unusual studies
- New poll indicates that an overwhelming majority of GA voters support charter schools and expanded charter options
- Scarlet Hawk compares “disruptive” startups like Uber to the charter school movement on CharterConfidential blog
- CharterConfidential blogger Jamie Lord suggests that when charter schools are an issue that 72% of GA voters agree on, GA legislators ought to pay attention.