Macon's newest charter school - Macon Charter Academy - prepares for its first year and a new school building may not be quite ready for students on August third. But Academy co-founder Charles Rutland said students will report on the first day... but in a much bigger venue.
Georgia is a leader in establishing charter schools. New charter schools are opening from Valdosta to Augusta to Americus. No place has seen a "charter school boom" quite like Macon and Bibb County. They compete with public schools, yet are part of the public system. GPB's Michael Caputo explains how that can make for strange bedfellows.
A new poll shows a close race on whether to amend Georgia's constitution so the state could create more charter schools. The poll shows 45 percent of likely voters said they would support the amendment in next month's election; 42 percent of likely voters were opposed.
It's the "Year of Moss" in Savannah. But not the kind that grows on trees. Savannah singer Roger Moss is having a banner year with several projects keeping him in the public eye -- a choir, a charter school and more. On top of it all, he has his first-ever CD.
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
Georgia schools would be given letter grades based on how their students perform under a bill being considered by state lawmakers. The legislation is modeled after a similar system in Florida created by former Gov. Jeb Bush.
House lawmakers have rejected a proposed change to the state constitution that would have given Georgia lawmakers the power to create special charter schools. The amendment failed 110-62 on Wednesday. It needed the support of two-thirds of legislators in the House of Representatives to pass.
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.
Georgia's Supreme Court will hear challenges to the state's charter school law Tuesday. Seven public school districts are hoping to convince the Georgia Supreme Court that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Wendy Shoob was wrong to rule in May that the Georgia Charter Schools Commission is constitutional and is not breaking any laws.