Georgia

Micky Zegaye (left) works with a tutor at Fugee Academy in Clarkston, Georgia. Photo by Maura Walz.
Audio / Georgia / Race / Segregation Shifts Series

The Gradual Shift: When And Why School Districts Re-segregate

Since the 1970s, federal court orders have governed how many Southern communities integrated their public schools. But new research shows, as those orders have been lifted, school districts are gradually re-segregating. But why?

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal
Georgia / Multimedia / Video

Georgia Governor Deal Signs Order To Remove DeKalb County School Board Members

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to remove six or the nine members of the DeKalb County School Board in the state’s third largest school district.

Students and their families attend a college fair at Armstrong Atlantic State University's Domingo Universitario. Photo by Maura Walz.
Audio / Georgia

Georgia Colleges Boost Efforts To Increase Latino College Enrollment

Latino students make up eight percent of Georgia’s 18 to 24-year-olds, but just four percent of the state’s college enrollment. Now, colleges and universities around the state are making a concerted effort to recruit more Hispanic students — and help make sure they succeed after they enroll.

Josey High School principal Ronald Wiggins helps students in Shannon Moore's chemistry class. Photo by Maura Walz.
Audio / Georgia / Making The Grade / Turnaround School Series

In Georgia, A Turnaround High School Looks To Sustain Its Progress

The first report in our series on “Turnaround Schools” comes from Georgia. Three years ago, a group of the lowest-performing schools in the state began receiving millions of dollars in federal money to fund an ambitious attempt to improve dramatically. As those schools enter their final school year receiving that money, we check in on one school’s progress.

Debating Georgia’s Charter School Amendment
Audio / Georgia / Georgia Charter School Amendment Series / Interactive

Debating Georgia’s Charter School Amendment

Read GPB and the Southern Education Desk’s full coverage of the road to the charter amendment vote, including stories, interactive infographics and extended interviews.

Students at Ivy Preparatory Charter School. Photo by Maura Walz.
Audio / Georgia / Georgia Charter School Amendment Series / Race

Charter Schools Offer Opportunity For Some, But Foes Worry Others Will Be Left Behind

In this final installment of our Southern Education Desk series on Amendment 1, we examine the demographics of Georgia’s existing charter schools. Their student bodies often don’t mirror those of their surrounding school districts — and that can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on who you ask.

Click here to see an interactive map showing the demographics of Georgia's existing charter schools.
Georgia / Georgia Charter School Amendment Series / Interactive

Mapping Georgia’s Charter School Demographics

An analysis of the demographics of Georgia charter schools during the 2010-2011 school year shows that the schools are more likely to enroll African-American students than the districts where they are located and less likely to enroll students with disabilities, those learning English, and those receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

How Will A State Charter School Commission Affect Public School Funding?
Audio / Georgia / Georgia Charter School Amendment Series

How Will A State Charter School Commission Affect Public School Funding?

In the second of a three-part series on Georgia’s proposed amendment to expand the state’s power to open charter schools, we examine competing claims over how new state-approved charters would be funded.