Decreasing the size of classes. Hiring more teachers. Beefing up the use of iPads and other technology to teach students. Giving parents greater control in choosing school administrators and teachers.
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Charter and IE2 school systems are given freedom from some state rules and regulations that apply to other public schools, but have different management setups. With charters, more decisions are made at the individual school level. IE2 systems are more like traditional school systems, run by a central office.
What is an IE² system?
•Performance-based contract between the local board, state board of education and Governor’s Office of Student Achievement
•Flexibility to innovate in exchange for increased academic accountability
•May result in loss of governance over schools that fail to meet targets
What is a Charter system?
•Performance-based contract between local board and state board of education
•Commitment to higher performance goals in exchange for flexibility
•Expanded culture of school-based decision-making in exchange for increased accountability
Source: Cobb County school system