A judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Gwinnett County school authorities and the Georgia School Boards Association of illegally campaigning against the proposed constitutional amendment to affirm the state's power to create independent charter schools.
Supporters and foes of a constitutional amendment that would allow the state to approve charter schools are gearing up for public campaigns. It was one of the most hotly-debated issues of this year’s legislative session, and both sides will pull out all t
Gov. Nathan Deal told elected school board members at their annual conference that he expects them to get along. Five boards statewide face a July deadline to regain full status from an accrediting agency. They're in trouble for governance issues. Deal says, they must work together or face serious consequences.
Lawyers for a group of charter schools ruled unconstitutional by the State Supreme Court asked the court this afternoon to reconsider the decision. They’re arguing that the decision will force the courts to play too large a role in setting education policy. The legal fight highlights a question being asked about charter schools in the south and across the country: Who should decide where a school can open, and why?