Lt. Gov. Duncan to students: ‘Keep working hard’

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan visited Savannah Classical Academy Friday, a charter school within the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, to speak to elementary students and their parents at an end-of-year ceremony, where he encouraged them to keep working hard.

The school, which has made a comeback this year after the state placed it on probation in July 2017 and issued an enrollment moratorium last year after it missed goals for academics and other organizational performance, can provide a lesson for other schools facing challenging situations throughout the state, Duncan said. The state lifted the school’s enrollment ban just before school opened in August, after its students’ performance on 2018 Georgia Milestones Assessment System improved dramatically.