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Sign up for Charter Schools Rock. Free tables for GCSA member schools.

Press Releases  |  posted on March 29th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Celebrate GA Charter Schoolsand National Charter Schools Week To kick off National Charter Schools Week, (May 6-12) GCSA andG-PAN are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Charter Schools Rock. This is a free, community celebration of Georgia’s public Charter Schools, on Sunday,May 5, in the Central Park area of Atlantic Station, from 2-5 pm. Charter Schools Rock showcases the strength of the charter school […]

GCSA’s Tony Roberts Responds to Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Op Ed

Blog  |  posted on March 27th, 2012 by Tony Roberts  |  read more

In your report “Georgia House passes charter school measure” on February 23, several erroneous statements were made by Muscogee Schools board chair Cathy Williams. I am hopeful that these were unintentional and reflective of the fact that Muscogee School District, while having three conversion charter schools, does not have a single independent, start-up charter school. 

Let the voters decide in November

Featured  |  posted on March 13th, 2012 by Tony Roberts  |  read more

Sen. Fort says HR1162, which calls for a constitutional amendment, is not about charter schools and is not needed.  He is half-right:  it is not just about charter schools, but it is actually needed for the well being of ALL our public schools.  He also creates the fear that if HR1162 passes, our public schools will suffer, taxes will increase—no good will come of it.

Tony’s Blog: No such thing as “for profit” charter schools in Georgia

Blog  |  posted on March 13th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

For years I have enjoyed Dick Yarbrough’s writing, but his latest column “Why isn’t anyone talking about for-profit charter schools?” deserves a response. To answer his question in brief, no one is talking about for-profit charter schools because there is no such thing in Georgia.  As required by Georgia law, all charter schools in Georgia […]

Making Sense of the Report on Georgia’s Charter Schools

Featured  |  posted on February 19th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

By Kelly McCutchen, Mark Peevy, Dr. Ben Scafidi and Dr. Eric Wearne Last year, the Georgia Supreme Court closed the Georgia Charter Schools Commission and gave local school boards “exclusive” control over public education in Georgia. Now legislators are debating whether the state should be able to authorize start-up charter schools and whether the state should […]

Clergy Bring Parties Together in Support of Charter School Amendment

Featured  |  posted on February 7th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, Ga. – February 7, 2012 – Metro Atlanta clergy plan to gather on Tuesday to join with legislators, Representatives Alisha T. Morgan (D-Cobb) and Rahn Mayo (D-Dekalb) and the Brighter Georgia Education Coalition in supporting HR 1162, a constitutional amendment to help charter schools in Georgia. The group of clergy hope to bring political parties together on the issue of […]

Survey shows Georgia voters support charter schools amendment

Featured  |  posted on January 31st, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA; Tuesday, January 31, 2012 – A survey conducted last week by McLaughlin & Associates showed that Georgia voters strongly support charter schools and broadly favor a proposed Constitutional Amendment to allow charter schools to expand and flourish across the state. The polling was conducted to gauge support for HR1162.  The bi-partisan bill would […]

Education Advocates Announce Support for Constitutional Amendment

Featured  |  posted on January 26th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Education Advocates Announce Support for Constitutional Amendment Brighter Georgia Education Coalition Praises Leaders for Moving Forward January 26, 2012, Atlanta, GA – The Brighter Georgia Education Coalition today called for prompt action on a Constitutional Amendment introduced by House Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones and other leaders.  This Amendment would address a problematic court decision […]

GCSA Partners with KSU and Lake Oconee Academy on Charter Leadership Program:

Press Releases  |  posted on January 17th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

ATLANTA, GA:  January 17, 2012 – On Thursday, January 12, at its regularly scheduled meeting, the Georgia State Board of Education approved the state Charter Committee’s recommendation to fund the nation’s first charter leader preparation partnership between a highly successful charter school, a state charter school association, and a university college of education.  This innovative […]

GA Charter Schools Prove Poverty Is Not a Barrier to Achievement:

Featured  |  posted on January 17th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Eleven Georgia Charter Schools Named  “Title 1 Distinguished Schools” (January 17, 2012) ATLANTA — Eleven public charter schools in Georgia that serve economically disadvantaged students have earned the designation of “Title 1 Distinguished Schools.” They are among a total of 824 Georgia public schools to be so honored, based on their success in achieving Adequate […]

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