Weekly Charter News Roundup: Nov. 2 – Nov. 11

High School graduation rates are increasing throughout Georgia, including at a number of charter schools in Fulton County.

  • Hapeville Charter Career Academy had one of the highest graduation rates for Fulton County high schools.

  • Last week, the Birmingham Board of Education paid a visit to Atlanta to learn about public charter schools in Georgia.

  • The Baldwin Board of Education is getting its petition to become a charter system ready and plans to vote on the petition during its December board meeting.

  • The Clarke County School District could send in its application to become a charter school district as early as next month.

  • AJC opinion writer Maureen Downey writes about whether parents should devote their time to fix struggling neighborhood schools or seek charter alternatives.

  • Police are investigating money that allegedly went missing from Fulton County’s Latin Grammar School and Latin College Preparatory School.

  • A number of former Ivy Preparatory Academy students recently began classes in the DeKalb County School System.

  • A new National Alliance for Public Charter Schools report finds the number of U.S. students enrolled in charter schools is growing. The report says Hall County, Georgia is one of the communities with the highest percentages of students enrolled in a public charter school. The Atlanta Public School District ranks in the top 50 for the number of students attending a charter school.

  • The Savannah Morning News reports that some Savannah-Chatham County Public School Board members have softened their stance on proposed cuts to bus service for charter and specialty schools.