Time to Rethink High-Stakes Testing

Standardized, high-stakes testing has quickly become a lighting rod issue for parents, teachers, administrators, and lawmakers. Even the media have agreed that schools are spending too much time teaching “to the test.” No matter your ideology, it seems nearly everyone agrees we need to pause testing, take a step back and reevaluate what these tests are accomplishing and what the results are being used for.

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Fair Funding for Virtual Students

The Funding Subcommittee of the State Education Reform Commission has chosen  to recommend to specifically reduce the amount of funds that virtual school students receive from 66% of traditional schools down to only 50%, a reduction of over $6.5MM, or nearly $475 per GCA student. With funding increasing overall for the vast majority of school districts in Georgia under the new system, this would actually increase the disparity between virtual students and other public school students receive

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GFPVE Capitol Day 2014

Georgia Families for Public Virtual Education is hosting our annual Capitol Day on March 3, 2014.  For the past two years over 700 students and parents have met in Atlanta to ask their local legislators to support virtual schools.This year our event will feature great guest speakers, a Scavenger Hunt at the Capitol for students, free lunch for the first 500 RSVPs, and free t-shirts for the first 250 students that arrive for registration the day of the event.  For more information, please visit www.gavirtualed.org/resources and RSVP today. 

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