A growing number of school systems in Georgia are converting into charter districts to gain flexibility from state rules in exchange for promises of improved student performance. The state started with a handful of charter districts at first, but now more than a dozen have converted.
Georgia Supreme Court Justices are putting off a decision in one of their most high-profile cases. Court-watchers say the delay in the charter school commission case is highly unusual but doesn't hint as to how the court will decide. The case will settle the hot question of who has final authority to approve charter schools in Georgia.