Governor and wife visit charters as the new year begins with great news!
The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) announced that it approved petitions for three new state charter schools to open in the 2016-17 school year. The schools are Brookhaven Innovation Academy, Liberty Tech Charter School and Southwest Georgia STEM Charter School.
Teachers and administrators at Utopian Academy for the Arts, a public charter school in Riverdale, GA, are looking forward to a smooth start to the school year today when nearly 300 scholars report for classes. “We have 100 more students that are starting with us,” said Artesius Miller, founder and executive director of Utopian. “People are […]
Back to school news is front and center as Georgia’s charter schools prepare to welcome students for the 2015-16 year. Opening of the new THINc Charter Career Academy is heralded in LaGrange Daily News, and in national business publication Petitioners for proposed Brookhaven Innovation Academy go before the SCSC for a second time and are asked […]
By GCSA Charter schools are thriving in Georgia. Eleven new startup charter schools are opening their doors in Early August, 2015. In this post we profiled six new charters that were authorized by their local school districts. Today we’re profiling five new charter schools authorized by the State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC), that will launch for the […]
By GCSA As the calendar runs down to the opening days of school, many are asking where Georgia’s newest startup charter schools will be opening? Here’s the list of locally authorized public charter schools (schools approved by their local school district) that are starting up in Georgia for the new school year. These mission-driven public schools address local […]
This is a two-week news roundup. Floyd County holds hearings on school flexibility options, chooses to continue as charter district Catoosa and Candler Counties also weighs flexibility options Peach-Byron Charter HS continues to wrestle with federal desegregation order which could compromise its opening; Judge puts a 30 day deadline on decision Furlow Charter School (Americus, […]
By Dr. Elizabeth Kuipers, Most of Georgia’s charter movement has happened in metropolitan areas, yet Furlow Charter School will be in Southwest Georgia. Allow me to paint a picture. Imagine acres of cotton and peanuts. Our tallest building is the new hospital, which is four floors. Sumter County is the birthplace of Jimmy Carter and of […]
By Russ Moore, How likely are the following statements to be true about any public school you ever attended? This school: Was named after extensive focus groups with students, and the name the students chose is a purposefully misspelled word. Educates high school students, but is located on a college campus. Promises to have the […]
By Allen Mueller In a recent AJC article about Governor Deal’s proposed Opportunity School District, Eric Wearne emphasizes the importance of establishing an incubator in Georgia, “whose purpose is to recruit talent and to produce leadership for schools in the OSD.” He goes on to further define this incubator as, “an entity that is specifically […]
This was a week filled with strong opinion pieces about school turnaround, school choice, and education reform. New charter options get attention as Hephzibah Charter school (Augusta area) breaks ground and Furlow Charter School (Americus, GA) enrolls students for its opening year. Eric Wearne, who teaches at Georgia Gwinnett College and chairs the board of […]