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KIPP STRIVE Academy Wins Georgia Charter School of the Year Award

Featured  |  posted on February 5th, 2016 by Michelle Wirth  |  read more

For Immediate Release: Feb. 5, 2016 KIPP STRIVE Academy in Atlanta wins the Georgia Charter School Association’s 2016 Georgia Charter School of the Year Award. The Coca-Cola Foundation sponsored the $50,000 award for the fifth straight year. KIPP STRIVE Academy is a college preparatory charter school in the national Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP). The […]

Governor Deal Deeply Committed to Implementation of Recommendations of the Education Reform Commission

Featured  |  posted on January 13th, 2016 by RaShaun Holliman  |  read more

News for Immediate ReleaseJanuary 13, 2016 RELEASE:  Governor Deal Deeply Committed to Implementation of Recommendations of the Education Reform Commission  In his 2016 State of the State speech this morning, Governor Nathan Deal reiterated his commitment to pass the most extensive K-12 education reform package in our state’s history, although he has given the Legislature more time […]

Georgia Charter Schools Association Announces Five Finalists for Charter School of The Year

Featured  |  posted on January 7th, 2016 by RaShaun Holliman  |  read more

Five charter schools from across the state of Georgia have been selected as finalists for the annual charter school of the year award. The Coca-Cola Company sponsors the 2016 Georgia Charter School of the Year Award, which includes a $50,000.00 award to the first place winner. The award was established to honor excellence in education […]

Tim King to Keynote 2016 Annual Georgia Charter Schools Conference

Featured  |  posted on December 14th, 2015 by RaShaun Holliman  |  read more

Tim King is founder, President and CEO of Urban Prep Academies, a nonprofit organization operating a network of public college- prep boys’ schools in Chicago (including the nation’s first all-male charter high school) and related programs aimed at promoting college success. 100% of Urban Prep graduates—all African-American males and mostly from low-income families—have been admitted […]

GCSA CEO Condemns Inflammatory Comments Made by the President of Georgia Teacher Federation Regarding School Choice in Atlanta

Featured  |  posted on December 10th, 2015 by RaShaun Holliman  |  read more

News for Immediate Release December 10, 2015 Georgia Charter Schools’ CEO Condemns Inflammatory Comments Made by the President of Georgia Teacher Federation Regarding School Choice in Atlanta Molly Bloom reported that “Atlanta is among the most friendly in U.S. to charter schools” in an article published on December 9, 2015 by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. […]

GCSA Response To National Reports On Virtual Charter Schools

Featured  |  posted on October 29th, 2015 by Michelle Wirth  |  read more

Atlanta – Several national reports released jointly this week by Mathematica Policy Research, the Center for Research on Education Outcomes, and the Center on Reinventing Public Education say the majority of students enrolled in virtual charter schools have shown weaker gains in reading and math than those who attend similar brick and mortar schools. The good […]

GCSA Statement On Alleged Financial Mismanagement At Latin Academy

Featured  |  posted on October 21st, 2015 by Michelle Wirth  |  read more

Atlanta – We regret the unfortunate instance of alleged financial mismanagement that has reportedly taken place at Latin Academy in Atlanta. After speaking with several members of the school’s governing board, the Georgia Charter Schools Association is confident that students and academics at the school did not suffer as a result of the mismanagement. We […]

KIPP STRIVE Academy Named National Blue Ribbon School

Featured  |  posted on September 30th, 2015 by Michelle Wirth  |  read more

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 […]

Georgia Parent Teacher Organization Creates New Initiative To Increase Parent Engagement

Featured  |  posted on September 30th, 2015 by Michelle Wirth  |  read more

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 […]

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