Duncan spoke Wednesday via satellite during the National Charter Schools Conference in Atlanta. He told the audience that the “Race to the Top” grant money is earmarked for other programs.
He said the U.S. Department of Education will work with Georgia to help keep the schools started by the Georgia Charter Schools Commission from closing.
The state Supreme Court ruled recently that the commission was unconstitutional. The commission schools have been scrambling to get approval from their local districts or the state school board so they can stay open.