Parent Trigger (House Bill 123)
An integral part of improving education in Georgia is greater parent buy-in to their children's education. The parent trigger proposal will assist parents with this in both well-established and struggling low performance schools
If the State Board of Education makes such recommendation, the Governor may, in his or her discretion, suspend all eligible members of the local board of education. For purposes of this Code section, an eligible member of a local board of education shall mean a board member who was serving on the local board at the time the accrediting agency placed the local school system or school on the level of accreditation immediately preceding loss of accreditation."
A charter school is a public school of choice that operates under the terms of a charter, or contract, with an authorizer, such as the state and local boards of education. Charter schools receive flexibility from certain state and local rules in exchange for a higher degree of accountability for raising student achievement. Charter schools are held accountable by their authorizer(s) for upholding the terms of their charter.
* The State Board of Education has called a meeting for January 17, 2013 at 1 PM pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-73
* SACS announces special review team appointed to DeKalb County School District. (Sept 18, 2012)
* SACS Special Review Visit Report - Puts DCSD on probation (Dec 17 2012)
* Responses and interactive conversations
A growing number of urban districts including New York City, New Orleans, Chicago, Denver, Hartford, and Baltimore are pursuing the portfolio strategy. The portfolio strategy is a continuous improvement model for districts that aims to dramatically affect student outcomes at scale.