The State Board of Education gave the okay this morning for eleven charter schools to remain open. The schools had been at risk of closing since a May state Supreme Court decision overturned the agency that opened them.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of charter school advocates that Georgia’s Race to the Top winnings are already reserved for other projects and so cannot be used to help the schools make up budget shortfalls.
Former President Bill Clinton was in Atlanta Tuesday morning with a message for charter schools: The institutions need to strengthen the link between education and innovations in health, the economy and the environment, he says.
Georgia teachers can qualify for raises averaging $6,000 a year by earning a masters degree.
Until now educators could get their degree from practically any university across the country.
That includes unaccredited for-profit institutions.
Georgia’s college students can apply for new low-interest loans starting today. The new 20 million dollar state program is designed to help fill the gap between the amount of public education aid available and the actual cost of attending school.