The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement has just selected Drew Charter School as a recipient of its “Fiscal Year 2016 Innovation Fund Grant Award.” The school will receive a $700,000 implementation grant for a project that aims to eliminate summer learning loss, increase teachers’ content knowledge, support more rigorous and creative project-based learning and accelerate students’ skill […]
ATLANTA – The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) wants to congratulate KIPP STRIVE Academy in Atlanta, Georgia for recognition as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. The school is one of only nine in Georgia to receive the award. KIPP STRIVE Academy is a college preparatory charter school in the national Knowledge is Power Program […]
The Georgia Department of Education was notified this week that Georgia will not receive a new charter school program grant. That means new charter schools seeking a federal planning, program design and/or implementation grant must apply directly to the U.S. Department of Education by Oct. 6, 2015. The U.S. Department of Education’s Non-State Educational Agency […]
Atlanta – The Georgia Parent Teacher Organization (GAPTO) is launching a new parent engagement initiative called the Community Leadership Alliance (CLA). The purpose is to encourage more parents to get involved in policy improvement and community engagement for charter schools at the local and state levels. The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is partnering with […]
The Georgia Charter Schools Association is writing this open letter to express our deep concern regarding the new charter policy adopted by the DeKalb County School Board on September 14, 2015. We believe the district’s new policy is at odds with the State Board of Education and could be in violation of state law. We’re also fearful this signals decreasing support for start-up charter schools at a time when the district wants to become a charter system.
Join us at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center from February 3-5, 2016 for the 13th annual Georgia charter schools conference. We are expecting charter school leaders, governing board members, authorizers, business partners, petitioners, teachers, and business managers to gather and learn about new programs, products, and techniques as well as share best practices and network. Register today: http://www.georgiacharterconference.org