Thu., March 28, 2013 6:47pm
A new report from the Thomas Fordham Institute says charter schools’ governing structure needs a reboot now that they’ve been around for 20 years. The Institute gives Georgia high marks for its growth of charter schools.
Mon., March 4, 2013 5:24pm
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would deny jobless benefits to school workers employed by private companies during summers. Backers say it would save the state money, but critics say the bill merely favors private companies, including charter school management firms.
Thu., January 17, 2013 7:29pm
The State Board of Education Thursday aopointed a new seven member Charter Schools Commission. Officials hope it will spur creation of charter schools across the state.
Mon., January 7, 2013 11:02am
Georgia would become the eighth state to adopt so-called "parent trigger" legislation if state House Majority Whip Edward Lindsey gets his way. The laws by which parents can petition to have struggling traditional schools converted into charter schools were popularized by the 2010 movie "Won't Back Down."
Wed., November 7, 2012 3:49pm
A state commission approved by voters Tuesday will have to overcome practical delays, lawsuits before it can go about creating new charter schools.
Mon., November 5, 2012 12:00pm
Campaign finance records show that supporters of Georgia's charter school amendment have outspent opponents by a significant margin. Pro-amendment groups have raised more than $2 million; opponents have collected $123,243.
Mon., November 5, 2012 8:22am
Recent polls show as many as a quarter of Georgia voters are undecided about the charter school amendment on Tuesday's ballot. One analyst says the issue may be scrambling normal partisan divisions.
Thu., October 11, 2012 3:53pm
A poll released Wednesday indicates a slight majority of likely voters are planning to vote "no" in a November state referendum on charter schools, and support is surpsingly soft among Republicans.
Wed., October 10, 2012 5:57pm
A lawsuit alleging illegal campaigning by public education authorities opposed to a constitutional amendment on charter schools unraveled Wednesday in a Fulton County courtroom. Five plaintiffs filed the case against every Georgia school district over some officials' actions regarding a Nov. 6 referendum that would grant the state more power to select private operators for independent public schools.
Thu., October 4, 2012 2:27pm
State Attorney General Sam Olens has sent a letter to State School Superintendent John Barge saying local school boards can’t advocate or oppose constitutional amendments using public funds. Many school boards have been opposed to the proposed constitutional amendment on charter schools that will appear on the November ballot.