Ga. education board warns online charter over special education

11/14/2012 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The

The Georgia State Board of Education declined to act on a funding request from the Georgia Cyber Academy -- and suggested the school's charter could be in jeopardy -- over its failure to improve the assessment and teaching of a growing number of students with special needs. The school says it has been working to increase its staffing to support students with special needs, whose enrollment has grown from 600 to 1,100 during the past two years, but board members said the school is still falling short. "They have been given second chance after second chance," board member Brian Burdette said.

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