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Ga. Charter School Sponsor Now Leads Foundation

ATLANTA (AP) — The sponsor of legislation permitting charter school systems in Georgia has formed a taxpayer-supported foundation to lobby for the schools. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that former Senate Education Chairman Dan Weber of […]

04/15/2013

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Too Much Truth Recap: The TRUTH About The November Charter School Amendment!

According to 11alive.com, Georgia voters will decide whether to approve the Charter Schools Amendment on Nov. 6. The amendment vote was authorized by the Georgia Legislature in response to the previous Charter Schools Commission being […]

WAOK-AM–10/09/2012

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Power Talk: Senator Vincent Fort Reveals The Truth About The Charter School Vote

On Power Talk with Lorraine Jacques-White we talked about the ongoing Charter School debate.  There has been a drawn out fight over the issue of Charter Schools, and the funding the will receive.  Our special […]

WAOK-AM–10/03/2012

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Second Vote Coming On Charter Amendment

ATLANTA – (AJC/WAOK)   Charter school supporters plan a second attempt Wednesday at persuading the Georgia House to approve legislation asking voters to restore the state’s power to approve charter schools.    Lobbying has been intense since […]

WAOK-AM–02/21/2012

Charter Schools Trail Others On Standards

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A new report says charter schools in Georgia are not as successful as traditional schools when it comes to meeting federally mandated goals. The report, given to the state Board of Education […]

02/16/2012

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State Charter School Issue Being Debated

ATLANTA – (WAOK/AJC)    Republicans scrambled in the face of opposition Tuesday to rework a proposed state constitutional amendment that would reassert the state’s right to approve charter schools.    Democrats, the minority in both the House […]

WAOK-AM–02/07/2012

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11 Charter Schools Will Be Allowed To Open

ATLANTA (WAOK) – Thousands of children attending a dozen Georgia charter schools and their parents are getting some welcomed news-their charter school will be allowed to open this fall after all. The schools went before the […]

WAOK-AM–06/29/2011

Former President Bill Clinton Is Interviewed During Peterson Foundation Fiscal Summit

Former President Clinton Supports Charter Schools

ATLANTA (WAOK/AP) — Former President Bill Clinton says charter schools put public education in the “future business” by preparing children, no matter where they live, for college. Clinton spoke Tuesday in Atlanta at the annual […]

WAOK-AM–06/22/2011

Charter School Lawsuit Goes to Georgia Supreme Court

The case could effect schools like Ivy Preparatory Academy

10/08/2010

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