Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Charter Schools Association’s 2nd Annual Leadership Conference named Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS), an APS public charter school located in Atlanta’s Grant Park/Ormewood neighborhood, the 2015 GCSA Charter School of the Year. As the winning school, Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School will receive a $50,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation. The highly […]
Charter schools are required to be innovators and think tanks to help lead school reform, but we don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Come join experienced public school educators and leaders (from the charter and public sector) share what they have learned about the ins and outs of running authentic, inspiring, and successful project based […]
Atlanta, GA – Georgia’s charter school and education reform community will be well represented on Governor Nathan Deal’s new Education Reform Commission – a component of the education reform measures announced in his State-of-the-State address last week. The new commission will be tasked with studying Georgia’s education system and offering their recommendations for improvement and reform, including suggestions on […]
The Georgia Charter Schools Association has just announced that Lisa McDonald of Brighten Academy is the 2015 Charter School Leader of the Year, and that Brandom Jones of KIPP South Fulton Academy, is the 2015 Charter School Teacher of the Year. Lisa McDonald worked as an educator for the Douglas County School System as a classroom and gifted […]
The Georgia General Assembly’s House and Senate Page Programs offer public school students ages 12+, a unique chance serve their state representatives while the General Assembly is in session. The 2015 session opens on Monday, January 12, 2015 and runs for 40 days. Charter school students are encouraged to apply! Students act as “runners” in […]
Many charter schools in Georgia are successfully using project-based curricula to drive student achievement. This Summit brings together experienced public school educators and leaders to share what they’ve learned about running authentic, inspiring, and successful project based schools. You will learn how to incorporate elements of project-based learning into your program including school reform models such as Expeditionary Learning, The Museum Model, and Critical Friends Groups. You’ll also have the opportunity to observe project based learning in action at our host school, Brighten Academy Charter School, which uses the Expeditionary Learning model.