by Georgia Charter Schools Association
Governor Deal’s Ludacris charter school moment continued to make headlines and generate buzz around the country this week http://bit.ly/1BsQdCm; http://bit.ly/1rFnYzK; Academy for Classical Education opens in Macon with fanfare http://bit.ly/1ywJjQA; http://bit.ly/1vqO3Cz; AJC’s Maureen Downey features a guest opinion that charter schools are an “ill fit” for rural communities, http://on-ajc.com/10konNf — Pataula Charter Academy Principal Kylie Holley roars back from rural Edison, GA to counter, http://on-ajc.com/1uBOk7E. DeKalb Schools Supt. Michael Thurmond says APS is not interested in annexing Druid Hills schools http://on-ajc.com/1sNk8Xs . Two GA charter schools, Lake Oconee Academy and Elite Scholars Academy make US DOE’s National Blue Ribbon School list http://bit.ly/1yAGePg; Gainesville Times runs interesting story on a decision to move 54 Central American refugee students into Lanier Charter Career Academy http://bit.ly/1r1VI4R. DeKalb indicates it will likely choose a charter system accountability model http://on-ajc.com/1rviJTZ. EdWeek http://bit.ly/10epFcG and Peach Pundit http://bit.ly/1rvS3m8 note that education has taken a central role in GA gubernatorial race.