Many charter schools in metro Atlanta scored below state averages but outperformed other public schools in their neighborhoods on the state’s new school report card, an analysis by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows.
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Three types of charter schools operate in Georgia. All are public schools that are granted organizational and instructional flexibility in exchange for a promise to meet specific academic goals.
There are conversion charters — traditional public schools that were converted to charter schools. System charter schools are those in a district that has been granted organizational and instructional flexibility. And there are start-up charters, which were started from scratch.