by Georgia Charter Schools Association
This is a 2-week charter news roundup.
- Georgia school districts race to meet June deadline as they continue to consider and vote on their flexibility options; Clarke County, Muscogee County, Savannah-Chatham.
- Announcement of New Schools for Georgia Charter Incubator’s first cohort on CharterConfidential.com, and in social media gets wide exposure and generates strong interest.
- AJC is first to write negatively about the State Charter Commission’s study of its own schools.
- WABE’s Martha Dalton also files a critical story on State Charter Commission schools.
- AJC reports that Fulton County, in the midst of leadership changes, will offer wider choices in the types of schools the district offers, including charters.
- AJC’s Maureen Downey discusses Fulton’s recognition of parent demand for choice with surprisingly positive commentary in her blog.
- Compelling blog post by Travis Pillow, on RedefinEd, includes an interview with Georgia Representative Mike Glanton who asserts that school choice is a major civil rights issue and blasts members of his community who oppose school choice. We get permission to reprint it on CharterConfidential today.
- Upbeat YouTube video looks at the transformation of community and education at Drew Charter School.
- CharterConfidential covers graduation ceremonies at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, and at Ivy Prep — both have impressive college admissions stories to tell.
- WSB TV runs a very positive feature on The Globe Academy and its language immersion program.
- Charter school petitioners in Columbia County re-submit their petition for School for the Arts to the SCSC.
- GA Cyber Academy graduates the largest class in its history
- Krista Kunkle, award-winning virtual teacher at Georgia Connections Academy, writes persuasively that the future belongs to blended learning and online education.
- Joshua Stuart writing for Watchdog.org, covers the growing demand for charters following APS cheating scandal, and quotes Allen Mueller on the new charter incubator, New Schools for Georgia.
- Charming feature story in the Albany Herald covers former Atlanta Braves coach and author, Bobby Dews, who spoke recently at Pataula Charter Academy and urged students to study hard and become computer literate.