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Gubernatorial Candidates Support Quality Charter School Growth

Featured  |  posted on September 18th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA, Sept. 18, 2014 –  The growth of public charter schools remains an issue in the upcoming Georgia elections. Two of the three gubernatorial candidates, Governor Nathan Deal (Republican), and Andrew Hunt (Libertarian) expressed support for expanded charter school options by completing a questionnaire fielded by the Georgia Charter SchoolsAssociation (GCSA)  Asked about the role of independent public charter schools in […]

A New Blog for the Charter School Community

Featured  |  posted on September 15th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

  CharterConfidential: We’re excited to announce the launch of CharterConfidential, a new blog by and for the charter school community in Georgia. CharterConfidential was created by charter school supporters who wanted a blog reflecting the voice of all the people whose lives are touched by charter schools. We are teachers, principals, students, parents, community leaders, ordinary citizens, advocates and activists. We […]

Meet GCSA’s New Staff Members

Featured  |  posted on September 11th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Waynica Staples: Director of Leadership Development & Training Waynica Staples has joined GCSA as our new Director of Leadership Development & Training. In order to place a greater focus on the development of new schools in the metro Atlanta area and across the state, GCSA’s School Services team was realigned to better meet the needs of the sector. The […]

State Charter Schools Commission Approves 4 New Charter Schools

Charters in the News  |  posted on August 28th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Decisions Reflect Rigor and Attention to Underserved Communities |  Atlanta, GA August 30, 2014 – High quality charter school options will continue to expand in Georgia thanks to the rigor and diligence of the State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) petition review process. At a well attended public meeting, the seven-member Commission, green-lighted four new public […]

New Look for Our Newsletter

Featured  |  posted on August 20th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The Georgia Charter Schools Association newsletter just got a facelift! Now it’s shorter, crisper and completely mobile-friendly. Keep up with Charter School news in Georgia and subscribe today!  Every Wednesday in your mail!

Charter School Questionnaire Sent to Gubernatorial Candidates

Press Releases  |  posted on August 13th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA, August 13, 2014  –  To help Georgia voters make informed decisions in the upcoming 2014 November election, the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) has given the three gubernatorial candidates a questionnaire soliciting their views on public charter schools. The questionnaires were sent to the campaign teams for Governor Nathan Deal (R), Senator Jason […]

Atlanta Business Chronicle to Feature Charter Schools

Featured  |  posted on August 7th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta Business Chronicle to Feature Charter Schools in Special 12 Page Insert Issue Date: October 10, 2014Space Deadline: September 30, 2014 We’re proud to announce that we have partnered with the Atlanta Business Chronicle to produce a 12 page special “Industry Focus” section on charter schools. Editorial content will be produced by the Business Chronicle staff, with […]

6 Charter School Stories You Should Be Covering Now

Press Releases  |  posted on August 1st, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Back-to-School Media Advisory: 6 Charter School Stories You Should Be Covering Now 1. Centennial Place Elementary Re-launches as an APS Charter School. Expands to add grades 6-8. Centennial Place Elementary successfully petitioned APS to become a K-8 public charter school. It opens this year with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) focus and a partnership […]

Friday, July 18th: iSchool Initiative Meeting (GCSA Members Only)

Press Releases  |  posted on July 14th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The iSchool Initiative helps schools create a strategic plan for the implementation of technology. Please plan on attending this discussion if you’re a school leader from a GCSA member school. You may also bring other team members as well. Please RSVP to Rena Youngblood:     The agenda is: Presentation on Strategic Planning and Mobile deployments […]

David Jernigan of KIPP Metro Atlanta Tapped as APS Deputy Superintendent

Press Releases  |  posted on July 10th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA, July 10 2014 — David Jernigan, Executive Director of the KIPP Metro Atlanta network of charter schools, has been named the Deputy Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools (the number two leadership position in the system), pending board approval next week. Jernigan, who led KIPP Metro Atlanta for the past 12 years, has served […]

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