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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 4:11am

State Lawmakers To Review Options On Charter Schools

State lawmakers are holding a special meeting to address the Georgia Supreme Court ruling that overturned part of the state's charter school law.

State Sen. Fran Millar scheduled the meeting Friday to discuss what plans education officials and lawmakers are developing to respond to the ruling.

Superintendent John Barge and other leading education officials were invited to attend.

The court's May ruling struck down a state commission created by frustrated lawmakers in 2008 that cleared the way for 16 new charter school that enrolled about 16,000 students. The ruling doesn't affect the 65,000 students attending charter schools approved by local school boards or three schools created by the state Board of Education.

Attorney General Sam Olens and several of the charter schools have asked the court to review its ruling.