State education reformers are relying on charter schools. But opening a charter is hardly easy. Witness the new charter school in Middle Georgia. Problems arose soon after the Macon Charter Academy opened in August.
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.
Romain Dallemand repeatedly violated school board policy by ordering more than $26 million in technology equipment and services without required, prior approval from the board, according to a 2013 audit of the school system.
The State Board of Education Thursday approved a resolution to allow local school districts across the state to decide if they will make up school days missed due to the recent winter storms. Matt Cardoza, spokesman for the Department of Education says state law requires schools to be in session 180 days or its equivalent.