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Early Birds save up to $100 on GCSA Leadership Conference

Featured  |  posted on December 9th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Georgia Charter Schools Leadership Conference January 29-30, 2015 | Busbee Center at Gwinnett Technical College The Georgia Charter Schools Leadership Conference is the only statewide gathering of Georgia’s charter school leadership community. Join charter school leaders, governing boards, petitioners and business managers in an essential day of learning, networking, advocacy and understanding best practices. Hotel Information | […]

Growth of charter schools prompts GCSA’s move and expansion

Featured  |  posted on November 5th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – The rapid growth of public charter schools in Georgia has led the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) to seek larger office space. Under a five-year lease agreement, the organization began operations in its new location at 211 Perimeter Center Parkway NE, on Monday, November 3, 2014. The move underscores the growth of […]

Allen Mueller to lead New Schools for Georgia, new charter school incubator

Featured  |  posted on October 14th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – Allen Mueller, currently Executive Director of Innovation for Atlanta Public Schools (APS), has been named Executive Director of New Schools for Georgia (NS-GA) and will begin his new role in mid-November. NS-GA is a charter growth initiative launched and supported by the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA).  The new charter growth initiative […]

Emory Professor’s Gift Helps Expand High Quality Charter School Options

Featured  |  posted on October 14th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Sheth Family Foundation Gift Helps Expand High Quality Charter School Options Atlanta, GA – An unanticipated gift to the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), from the Sheth Family Foundation will have lasting and positive impact on public education in Georgia by increasing access to high quality public charter schools for thousands of students.  The Foundation’s […]

Pataula Charter Principal Champions Rural Charter Schools

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

By Kylie Holley Charters don’t “work” in rural America? They don’t “respond to markets,” they “lack connectiveness,” and offer “no local benefit?” Well then, count me among three advocates for rural charter schools who beg to differ with Matt Richmond, and the case he made against rural charter schools in Charter schools: An ill fit for […]

GCSA 2014 Bus Tour – Register Now

Press Releases  |  posted on September 30th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Announcing GCSA’s 2014 Bus TourTuesday, November 11, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM Curious about what goes on inside a public charter school? Still not sure what a charter school is? On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) invites you to “Get on the Bus” and visit two high-performing Metro Area charter schools in one day: The Museum […]

State Charter Schools Commission Approves Three New Schools

Press Releases  |  posted on September 24th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – At its September 24 meeting, the State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) approved three new public charter schools. All three schools were given an extra month at the Commission’s August meeting, in order to provide additional information for the SCSC. Dr. Tony Roberts, President and CEO of the Georgia Charter Schools Association expressed […]

Gubernatorial Candidates Support Quality Charter School Growth

Press Releases  |  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).   Deal Questionnaire Response Hunt Questionnaire Response Asked about the […]

A New Blog for the Charter School Community

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

  CharterConfidential: www.charterconfidential.com 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

Press Releases  |  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 […]

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