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Saturday May 28th, 2016 6:23PM

Hall schools rank first in charter student growth

By Derreck Booth Anchor/reporter
GAINESVILLE - With nearly a third of its students attending a charter school, the Hall County School System has been ranked first in the country for growth in public charter school students.

"I think we've asked the question, 'is the factory model based on chronological age of schooling, is that meeting the needs of our learners in 2013?' For the last ten years or so this board of education has said no."

System superintendent Will Schofield said it's about moving away from the so-called factory model of education.

"We've never argued that we've got all of the right answers, but what I do think we've become very comfortable with is continuing to do things status quo the way we've always done them does not serve our children very well as we move into the future."

The Hall County System was ranked first in the latest annual report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

The report was published this month.
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