Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

GEORGIA: Stop lumping all charter schools together

My daughter is a first-grader at International Community School in DeKalb County, a start-up charter school that has been around for 12 years. Parents often ask about my experience at … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

GEORGIA: Will charter schools work in Cobb?

MARIETTA — Being a charter school takes work. And not just on the part of the students, teachers and administrators. From the bottom up, community members, parents, teachers and principals … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

GEORGIA: School Choice Proponents Fill Georgia’s Superintendent Ballot

Three candidates for Georgia’s state superintendent are running on school choice platforms against current superintendent John Barge. Most say an updated funding formula and new accountability measures are necessary to … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

GEORGIA: Charter Schools Ahead on Most Standardized Testing, State Officials

The Georgia Charter Schools Association recently held a bus tour to visit several charter schools they say are excelling. The tour comes in a year where state officials report that … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

GEORGIA: Class Act

Charter schools – publicly funded and privately run – are gaining ground as a new state commission takes charge. Barbara Grimm couldn’t imagine sending her son Will to their Savannah … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

GEORGIA: Atlanta Heights Charter School Says Its Never Too Early to Prepare for College

The typical question every child is asked at one point in their life is: what do you want to be when you grow up? But at Atlanta Heights Charter School … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

GEORGIA: New regional charter high school gives students a second chance

Some of the hallways of the old Bowman Elementary School in Elbert County are alive with students again, though the students that grace the halls these days are not beginning … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

GEORGIA Supreme Court rules in favor of charter schools in pension fight

Atlanta charter schools won a victory to preserve their public education funding Monday when the Georgia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the city’s school system can’t make charters share in … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

GEORGIA: Back to Choice Words Burning Atlanta’s charter schools

This is why it was important for Georgia voters to create an independent authorizer for charter schools. This week, Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Erroll Davis asked the district’s Board of … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

GEORGIA: Atlanta school board approves new charter school

Atlanta’s school board unanimously approved a new charter school Monday, overriding the superintendent’s recommendation against starting new charters. Board of Education members gave the go-ahead for Atlanta Classical Academy, a … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

GEORGIA: Should APS hold off opening any charter schools until pensions lawsuit is resolved?

APS superintendent Erroll Davis is recommending against new charter schools while the issue of pension fund contributions is in court, which is bound to upset parents supporting new charter applications. … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

GEORGIA: GCSA continues conversation on charter schools

VALDOSTA — The Georgia Charter Schools Association returned to Valdosta for the second time in less than two months on Tuesday evening to continue the conversation with area residents on … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment


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