Tue., March 13, 2012 1:07pm
GOP supporters of a bill that would allow the state to approve charter schools are still hoping the state Senate will vote on it before the legislative session ends. But Senate Democrats say they are unified against the legislation.
Wed., February 29, 2012 4:51pm
It’s unclear if Georgians will vote in November on changing the constitution to allow the state to approve charter schools. The state Senate Wednesday unexpectedly tabled a constitutional amendment after two hours of debate.
Wed., February 29, 2012 2:32am
The Georgia Senate is debating a constitutional amendment to allow the state to create charter schools. If the constitutional amendment passes the full Senate Wednesday, it goes on the ballot in November for voters to decide.
Sun., February 26, 2012 8:43pm
State lawmakers passed a bill last week that would let Georgians decide whether the state should approve charter schools. It now heads to the Senate where support is mixed. But the GOP-backed measure had rare bi-partisan backing in the House.
Wed., February 22, 2012 10:32am
The state House narrowly passed a bill Wednesday that would allow Georgians to vote on whether the state can approve charter schools. A different version of the GOP-backed constitutional amendment failed on its first vote earlier this month.
Tue., February 21, 2012 1:17pm
Lawmakers have introduced a bill that sets how the state could pay for charter schools. It’s a companion bill to a GOP-backed charter school constitutional amendment that, despite persistent opposition, is expected to have a second vote in the House Wednesday.
Wed., February 15, 2012 1:05pm
A state Senator has introduced a resolution allowing Georgians to vote on whether the state can authorize charter schools. It’s nearly identical to a House version that narrowly failed on its first vote last week. A state Senator has introduced a resolution allowing Georgians to vote on whether the state can authorize charter schools. It’s nearly identical to a House version that narrowly failed on its first vote last week.
Mon., February 13, 2012 11:31am
State lawmakers could vote again as early as this week on a much-debated bill that would allow Georgians to vote on the state approving charter schools. Georgia voters have approved many constitutional amendments in recent years.
Tue., February 7, 2012 3:56am
Democratic lawmakers are offering a rival amendment meant to address a state Supreme Court ruling that left a cloud of legal uncertainty over some Georgia charter schools. It would allow the General Assembly to create special charter schools, but would ban state officials from taking money from existing public schools and giving that funding to new charter schools.