by Georgia Charter Schools Association
Districts are still choosing flexibility options; analysts say Atlanta cheating scandal upped the demand for charter schools; and rural school advocate cites innovation in Dalton, GA, a charter district.
- Getting national coverage this week, effects of the Atlanta cheating scandal on students also shows a boost for charter school enrollment.
- While lawmakers kill legislation on teacher pension reform, Students First Georgia steps up to support alternative pension models for teachers, suggesting they’ll work better for teachers in charter settings.
- Savannah Chatham offers financial assistance for Coastal Empire Montessori school
- Effingham County chooses IE2 governance system, while Baldwin County seems likely to select charter system status.
- Times Free Press (TN) reports on Georgia’s education governance options.
- Macon Charter Academy’s fall opening covered on local tv
- Peach Pundit contributor Lawton Sack praises the work of StudentsFirst Georgia, and their influence on ed reform and charter legislation
- Coastal Empire Montessori charter school builds a partnership with traditional public school targeting early learners.
- Article on rural charters by our friend Terry Lewis, mentions innovations in rural Georgia with Dalton City Schools, a charter district.
- Negative Op Ed in Macon Telegraph criticizes Governor Deal’s Education Reform Commission, especially its charter school focus.
- CharterConfidential.com cites National Alliance for Public Charter Schools report on charter school waiting lists, where Atlanta is one of 10 metro areas unable to meet parental demand for charters.