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Develop a plan for more specialized charter schools


"Develop specialized charter high schools with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math"

Sources:

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Deal education plan offers students plan to 'move up when ready,' " Sept. 7, 2010

Nathan Deal for Governor press release, Sept. 7, 2010

Subjects: Education, Science, Technology

Updates:

Deal: Spend $15 million to develop more charter schools

Updated: Friday, January 14th, 2011 | By Eric Stirgus

Political leaders, from President Barack Obama on down, have talked about the importance of America"s children becoming more proficient in science, technology, engineering and math.
   
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, the son and husband of educators, is among them. He spoke frequently during the campaign about his desire to implement projects that would aid Georgia"s students.

Deal said Wednesday that he wants to include $15 million for funding for STEM charter schools, those that focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

Because of the specific amount of money the governor proposed to set aside for such charter schools, we rate this as a promise In The Works.

Sources:

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Deal warns of cuts, promises progress in first State of the State," Jan. 12, 2010

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