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State Lawmakers To Review Options On Charter Schools

State lawmakers are holding a special meeting to address the Georgia Supreme Court ruling that overturned part of the state's charter school law.

Tech Schools Trim Budgets Amid High Enrollment

Georgia’s technical colleges have experienced “historically high” enrollment for well over a year. But it hasn't translated into more money for the System’s budget.

Local Control at Heart of Charter Debate

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.

State Lawmakers To Meet Over Charter Schools

Lawmakers are looking for fixes to keep the state commissioned charter schools open. The schools face closure after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled they were unconstitutional. State leaders are brainstorming over how to keep the schools funded.

Savannah Principal Outlines Turnaround

A Savannah school principal is telling parents how administrators plan to turnaround one of Georgia's worst public schools. State officials had threatened to shut down Groves High School unless the local district made big changes.

GHSU President Inaugurated

Dr. Ricardo Azziz was inaugurated as the 8th president of Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta today.

Protesters Decry Charter School Decision

Hundreds of charter school teachers, students and supporters rallied on the steps of the Capitol today to protest the state Supreme Court’s rejection of the state’s power to open the schools.

Charter Schools Law Overturned

A Georgia law that cleared the way for a surge in new charter schools was struck down by the state's top court in a high-profile decision that will affect thousands of students and could reshape how the state's public school system is funded.

Charter Schools Await High Court Decision

The Georgia Supreme Court will finally rule on whether the state has the right to approve charter schools in Georgia. The court will release the opinion Monday.

Colleges Form Engineering Consortium

A group of public and private colleges in Georgia has formed a consortium to promote and improve engineering education in the state.

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