Tag Archives: Charter Schools

Are Conversion Charter Schools Doomed in DeKalb County?

Reposted from ‘Dunwoody School Daze‘ blog >> Chamblee Charter High School has now joined other Conversion Charter schools (Peachtree MS, Kingsley ES, Chesnut ES) in requesting a Charter Term Extension due to the new rules the State BOE has put … Continue reading

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Community questions DeKalb charter system petition

From the DeKalb Neighbor newspaper >> by LaTria Garnigan The DeKalb County School District is actively seeking to petition the state board of education to become a full charter system and has held several meetings around the county to engage … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Charter School, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Michael Thurmond | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

Charter Schools and Clusters Offer Promise and Hope for Teachers, Taxpayers and Students

We have heard a few concerns from teachers and parents about the updated requirements from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) for conversion charter schools. These new requirements apply equally to conversion charter schools renewing their charters and to new conversion charter … Continue reading

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Converting McNair High School to a Start-Up Charter

[From Stan Jester’s Fact Checker blog] This evening at 5pm, the DeKalb Schools board will vote to approve converting Ronald McNair High School into a Start-Up Charter School over the next 6 years. As a start-up charter, DeKalb College & … Continue reading

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Board Election Runoffs – Charters Are Wedge Issue

Reposted with permission from Stan Jester’s Fact Checker blog >> [On Thursday, June 26], Leadership DeKalb held a Board of Education candidate runoff forum. As Ty Tagami reported in the AJC, Charter Schools is the issue differentiating the candidates. Voters … Continue reading

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