Ga. state school board approves charter schools

ATLANTA (AP) -- About a dozen Georgia charter schools affected by a recent court ruling can keep their doors open.
The state Board of Education approved applications from 11 schools Tuesday during a specially called meeting. The schools faced closing after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled last month that the commission that created them was illegal.
Most of the schools will lose half their funding because they sought state approval rather than going through a local school district. At least one charter school under the ruling is delaying opening for a year to do more fundraising.
The schools' charters are good for up to two years.
The court's decision does not affect the majority of charter school students in Georgia.

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