Ga. Cyber Academy Threatened With Closure

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ATLANTA (AP) - State Department of Education officials say they will begin shutting down the Georgia Cyber Academy in April if it fails to address concerns over how to handle special education curriculum.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday that state officials say the online school has failed to develop federally mandated individualized education plans for special education students.

Matt Arkin, head of the online school, told the newspaper that cyber academy officials are reviewing and investigating a Department of Education report spelling out the school's shortcomings.

Cyber academy representatives are set to meet with state education officials next week.

Georgia Cyber Academy is the state's largest public school with 12,000 students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade.

About 1,100 special education students are enrolled in the school.

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