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Georgia education reform initiatives and related Georgia Department of Education resources

Georgia Charter Advisory Committee

This site includes more detail on the Georgia Charter School Law, already approved system contracts in the state, and proposed system contracts across Georgia.


Examples in the United States of other large, urban school districts and their strategies to improve student achievement

Boston Public Schools

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Clark County Schools (Las Vegas)

While not charter systems, these school systems have implemented some structural and governance innovations similar to those of a Charter System concept as defined in Georgia's Charter School law.

Quick links to education reform centered organizations, foundations, and recent research on systemic efforts to improve student achievement

The Edyth and Eli Broad Foundation

Center for Reform of School Systems

The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills


Related Articles and Reports

Cages of Their Own Design
Frederick M. Hess

Pathways to Prosperity
Harvard Graduate School of Education

The Widget Effect
The New Teacher Project