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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 […]

Gov. Nathan Deal Expresses Strong Support for Charter Schools

Featured  |  posted on January 11th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

ATLANTA, GA January 11, 2012 – The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), speaking on behalf of Georgia charter schools and the thousands of students they serve, applauds Governor Nathan Deal for his continuing support of educational innovation and public charter schools.  In his second annual State of the State address last night, Governor Deal announced that to […]

Community Meeting in Warner Robins, GA

Featured  |  posted on January 10th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

–  A free community meeting on school choice options is coming to Warner Robins on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 6-8 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 207 North Willie Lee Parkway, Warner Robins, GA , 31093.  The event, which is co-sponsored by the Georgia Charter Schools Association and The Center for an Educated Georgia, will […]

Dr. Otho Tucker Named Chair of GCSA Board

Featured  |  posted on January 3rd, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

ATLANTA, GA:  January 3, 2012 — Dr. Otho Tucker, CEO of Lake Oconee Academy, a high achieving public charter school in Greensboro, GA, has been named board chair of the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA).  Dr. Tucker had previously served the GCSA board as Vice President for Advancement . Dr. Tucker is one of the […]

GCSA, Member Schools Featured on ChoiceMedia.TV

Featured  |  posted on October 18th, 2011 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The GCSA and several GCSA member schools are featured in a newly-released news feature by ChoiceMedia.TV, a new website dedicated to news and information on public education and school choice issues. The piece, titled “The Day the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” talks about the May Georgia Supreme Court decision that declared the Georgia Charter Schools Commission unconstitutional, and sent 16 Commission-approved charter schools scrambling for survival.

Fulton Science Academy Middle School: Going from Great to Greater

Press Releases  |  posted on October 18th, 2011 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The list of achievements garnered by Fulton Science Academy Middle School is seemingly endless. The Alpharetta school’s prowess was most recently validated by the U.S. Department of Education’s 2011 National Blue Ribbon School award, bestowed upon about 300 schools nationwide each year. FSA Middle was one of just nine schools in Georgia to receive the […]

State Charter Conference Begins Thursday in Macon

Press Releases  |  posted on October 4th, 2011 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

For the first time in the nine-year history of the event, the annual conference of the GCSA will be held outside of metro Atlanta. About 400 charter school supporters are expected to attend the GCSA Charter Schools Conference, Oct. 6 and 7, at the Macon Marriott City Center Hotel. The theme for the Conference, the only statewide gathering of the entire Georgia charter school community, is “Planting, Growing and Sustaining a Quality Charter School.”

Member Spotlight: Destiny Achievers Academy of Excellence

Press Releases  |  posted on September 26th, 2011 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Destiny Achievers Academy of Excellence:  Helping Students Get Back on Track Moving students from being on the verge of dropping out of high school, to being high school graduates is challenging enough for the teachers and administrators at Destiny Achievers Academy of Excellence. But that’s not their most difficult task. “Every year, we always have […]

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