Tag Archives: charter schools

Political Notes – Judge imposes more sentences in food poisoning case

Federal Judge Louis Sands sentences two more Peanut Corporation of America employees involved in the shipment of tainted food products that caused a salmonella outbreak . . .

Tags: charter schools , consumer awards , food poisoning , Georgia Watch , Ivy Prep , Peanut Corporation of America

Education panel still getting pushback over teacher pay

Teacher pay and the move to more charter schools are proving to be controversial issues for Gov. Nathan Deal’s education reform commission . . .

Tags: charter schools , education reform commission , Mike Dudgeon , Nathan Deal , PAGE , pay for performance , private school scholarships , teacher compensation , TRAGIC

Deal signs school takeover bill

Gov. Nathan Deal signs legislation for a state takeover of low-performing public schools . . .

Tags: charter schools , Nathan Deal , school takeover

Voucher/charter school groups are targeting Democratic races

Charter school/voucher organizations are pumping some big money into the race for state school superintendent . . .

Tags: Alisha Morgan , Angela Stovall , Ashley Bell , charter schools , Fitz Johnson , Nan Orrock , school vouchers , state school superintent , Valarie Wilson , Valencia Stovall

Charter school supporters, anti-Common Core activists fall short

Legislators pushed back on charter school, anti-Common Core bills during this year’s session . . .

Tags: charter schools , Common Core , John Barge , Lindsey Tippins , Mike Dudgeon , William Ligon

Charter schools will have to ‘Beat the odds’ to keep operating

Charter schools are being asked to meet more rigorous academic performance standards under a new system implemented by the state Board of Education . . .

Tags: academic performance , CCRPI , charter schools , state Department of Education

Ga. Supreme Court rules for charter schools, against Atlanta school system

The state Supreme Court rules that the Atlanta school system cannot require startup charter schools to bear part of the costs of shoring up the school system’s pension plan . . .

Tags: Atlanta school system , charter schools , Georgia Supreme Court

It’s Atlanta schools vs. Atlanta schools in court dispute

Part of the Atlanta school system is suing the rest of the Atlanta school system over the issue of charter school funding and pension debt . . .

Tags: Atlanta public schools , charter schools , Georgia Supreme Court , unfunded pension liability

Charter school bill loses GOP support, limps to passage in House

Rep. Edward Lindsey’s “parent trigger” charter school bill bleeds Republican votes, but passes by close margin . . .

Tags: charter schools , Edward Lindsey , parent trigger bill , rural Republicans

Barge pulls back, but still opposes charter amendment

State school Supt. John Barge agrees to remove information about the charter school constitutional amendment that was posted on the Department of Education website — but he will continue to oppose the amendment . . .

Tags: charter schools , constitutional amendment , GAE. Calvine Rollins , John Barge , Sam Olens