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Supreme Court Ruling Underscores Facilities Financing Challenges for Georgia Charter Schools

Press Releases  |  posted on March 16th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – Facilities expansion plans for Lake Oconee Academy (LOA), a Greene County public charter school, suffered a setback today with a Georgia Supreme Court ruling that denied revenue bonds for construction. The ruling upholds an earlier Greene County Superior Court decision denying the validation of revenue bonds. Lake Oconee Academy had hoped to use $14 million […]

Lake Oconee Academy Named Among Top 50 U.S. Public Elementary Schools

Press Releases  |  posted on February 10th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – Lake Oconee Academy (LOA), a PreK-9 public charter school in Greensboro, GA, that was a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School, has now been named one of the Top 50 public elementary schools in the nation by TheBestSchools.org. The award is based on the performance of students in grades 3-5 in each school. […]

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School is GCSA’s 2015 School of the Year

Press Releases  |  posted on January 31st, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

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 […]

GCSA Announces Project Based Instruction Summit

Press Releases  |  posted on January 23rd, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

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 […]

GCSA Lauds Governor’s Choices for New Education Reform Commission

Featured  |  posted on January 22nd, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

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 […]

First Lady Sandra Deal & Superintendent Richard Woods Will Speak at GCSA Leadership Conference

Press Releases  |  posted on January 21st, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

GCSA is pleased to announce that First Lady Sandra Deal and newly elected State Schools Superintendent Richard L. Woods, will be featured speakers on education at the 2015 Charter Schools Leadership Conference.  Mrs. Deal will offer remarks on her hopes and goals for education. A retired Georgia public school teacher, Mrs. Deal taught for more […]

GCSA Names 2015 Charter Teacher & Charter School Leader of the Year

Press Releases  |  posted on January 12th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

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 […]

Send Your Scholar to the GA House & Senate! PAGE Program Applications Now Open

Press Releases  |  posted on January 12th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

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 […]

Overwhelming majority of Georgia voters support charter public schools, new poll says

Featured  |  posted on January 7th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – A new statewide poll released this week from McLaughlin & Associates shows that 72% of Georgia voters support innovative, self-governing, and highly accountable charter public schools. African-American voters are even more likely to support charters (74%) than white voters (70%). The poll was commissioned by the American Federation for Children. Voters also […]

Finalists Announced for 2015 GCSA Charter School of the Year

Press Releases  |  posted on January 5th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) has just announced three finalists for the 2015 GCSA Charter School of the Year. The schools are: Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (An Atlanta Public School serving grades K-8) DeKalb PATH Academy (A DeKalb Public School serving grades 5-8) Mountain Education Center (A State Charter School serving […]

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