Closures, Reversions Put Georgia Charter Schools to the Test

Aug 20, 2021
Key Points
  • Nearly 42% of Georgia charter schools closed or reverted to traditional public districts.
  • Roughly 1 in 26 Georgia students enrolled in charter schools in spring 2021.
  • Academic progress promising for most charter schools.
Thousands of Georgia students are enrolled in state-funded charter schools that show a hit-or-miss track record over the past decade of staying open as charters. Compared to traditional public schools, Georgia’s charter school system is still in its adolescence. The first charter schools sprang up in the mid-1990s and grew quickly in number over the ...
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