by Georgia Charter Schools Association
September 6-12, 2014
Pivotal week for charter news beginning with Kyle Wingfield’s weekend Op Ed on the growing demand for school choice http://on-ajc.com/1qA1LCn; Then comes Governor Deal’s mid-week announcement that he is interested in launching a NOLA-style charter “Recovery District” in Georgia http://on-ajc.com/1rWS0k2 ; Associated Press and related reporting on the plan gets print, radio and tv pickup all across the south http://bit.ly/1strFbk; http://bit.ly/1lYkxn8, http://bit.ly/1wjs82I. EdWeek weighs in http://bit.ly/1pcW489; even Creative Loafing gives the story a positive spin; http://bit.ly/1tHpZZT. ATL Attorney and education activist Glenn Delk uses the announcement as an opportunity to critique the Deal proposal http://on-ajc.com/X7a5hb. Not surprisingly, Diane Ravitch blasts the plan in her blog http://bit.ly/X7yBPb. More good press for Tapestry Public Charter School’s autism-inclusion model http://on-ajc.com/1rWlgaH. City of Decatur Schools (which have contracted with GCSA for board governance training) elects to join foundation supporting charter systems in GA http://bit.ly/1txXu0G.