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Charter schools win a building boost from General Assembly in new funding law

The General Assembly approved House Bill 430 last night, which assists charter schools in finding and funding facilities and buildings.

According to the AJC:

Legislation to ease access to buildings and money for charter schools was approved late Thursday after a failed attempt to merge it with a school grant program as the legislative session neared its final hour.

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Legislature approves guns on campuses. No vote on controversial campus rape bill.

Updates on two bills that we discussed on the blog:

The AJC reports Georgia lawmakers gave final passage early this morning to a law legalizing guns on the state’s public college and university campuses, sending it to Gov. 199 more words

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Army Generals: Child care should be priority for Georgia, as it is for military

Two retired U.S. Army generals from Atlanta and Fayetteville write today on the importance of early care and education for our future national security.

The Defense Department recently called its child care workers “critical for national security” and exempted them from the hiring freeze on federal civilian employees. 532 more words

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Guns on Georgia college campuses debated in Georgia

Carlos Moreno is an associate professor at Emory University’s School of Medicine.

He works with college students daily and is also the father of a Georgia college student. 612 more words

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Gov. Deal's state-of-the-state speech: Clear on 2 percent raise for teachers, but vague on Plan B for failing schools

In his state-of-the-state address today, Gov. Nathan Deal announced a 2 percent raise for teachers that will be built into the pay scale. On his “Plan B” for failing schools, Deal was vague, saying only he was working with legislators to craft how the state can address underperforming elementary schools. 808 more words

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5 big 'SnowJam' blunders that made Atlanta a national joke

As the metro area faces another dire winter forecast, it’s hard to forget that only three years ago we let 2.6 inches of snow knock us on our collective backside, turning Atlanta into national laughingstock. 1,044 more words

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5 big 'SnowJam' blunders that made Atlanta a national joke

As the metro area faces another dire winter forecast, it’s hard to forget that only three years ago we let 2.6 inches of snow knock us on our collective backside, turning Atlanta into national laughingstock. 1,044 more words

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