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Report shows mediocre marks for Ga. charter schools

...the State Charter Schools Commission, only tracked 16 schools given charters by the state over the objections of local school boards. They are different from schools that the local boards granted charters to, either as startups or as traditional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-05-07/reports-shows-mediocre-ma
Ga. school boards may get funds flexibility

ATLANTA ? Members of the Georgia Education Reform Commission met Tuesday to consider ways to give local school boards more discretion in how they spend billions of dollars in state taxpayer appropriations.Funding is currently based on a complex...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-04-28/ga-school-boards-may-get-
Rants & Raves

...appalling. Only trash litters! QUEEN AUGUSTA SURE is getting her crown on! It's looking beautiful around here! IF LOCAL SCHOOL boards don't like Gov. Nathan Deal's education plan, then they need to do a better job of improving their schools...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-27/rants-raves
Good 'Deal' for bad schools

...would have the flexibility to work with existing local school boards or take over day-to-day school management. They...heard public school teachers, administrators and local school board officials decry the proposal because it would "undermine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-28/good-deal-bad-schools
School boards fear Deal legislation will lead to state takeover

...legislation, saying his plan will ultimately subvert local school board autonomy.Both school systems have sent letters...plan would ultimately lead to "state control of local school board priorities" after placing a heavy load on Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-23/school-boards-fear-deal-legisla
RCBOE takes stance against Gov. Deal's 'school opportunity district'

...opposition to Governor Nathan Deal's "school opportunity zone" plan, citing concerns the legislation will undermine local school board authority.Deal's legislation calls for forming a statewide "district" of "consistently failing schools" scoring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-17/rcboe-takes-stance-again
Across Georgia

...did not pass the test can request a waiver from the State Board of Education. But officials say the board can only hear 300 cases a year.The bill, which now heads to the Senate, would shift that responsibility to local school boards.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-12/across-georgia
Schools advocate and community activist Monique Braswell withdraws from school board race

...by the General Assembly in 2012 that gave the state authority to establish charter schools over the opposition of local school boards.She held community meetings to discuss the issue and lectured parents about the bill at community meetings and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-08-26/schools-advocate-and-comm
Election Updates

...01 percent to Buck's 49.99 percent.-- Morris News Service - 10:10 p.mMcDuffie, Glascock resultsTwo local school board races were decided during Tuesday's run-off elections. In McDuffie County, Jarvis McNair defeated Richard Downs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-07-22/election-news
Charting new paths

...county charter-school proposals met resistance from local school board officials. Given that charter schools inject much-needed...Commission to establish schools over the objections of local school boards.Because public school systems exist to serve students...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-06/charting-new-paths