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Statement on KIPP WAYS Fire from GCSA CEO Tony Roberts

Press Releases  |  posted on December 11th, 2010 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

In reaction to the fire that severely damaged the KIPP West Atlanta Young Scholars (WAYS) Academy building on Friday, Georgia Charter Schools Association CEO Tony Roberts, Ph.D. expresses sympathy and calls for action and assistance for the high-performing middle school.

Georgia Chamber of Commerce Sides with Charter Commission

Press Releases  |  posted on November 17th, 2010 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has filed an amicus brief to the Georgia Supreme Court, on behalf of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission and charter schools throughout the state. The Chamber’s amicus brief — in reference to a lawsuit filed against the Commission, the Georgia Department of Education and two Commission-approved charter schools — argues that both the Commission and HB881 (the law that created the Commission) are fully Constitutional, and furthermore, that quality charter schools and school choice are “essential to developing and maintaining an educated workforce, which is key to attracting and sustaining corporations and industries in our state.”

Walton Grant Application Deadline is Dec. 3

CharterUniversity  |  posted on October 1st, 2010 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Interested in starting a quality charter school? The Walton Family Foundation Start Up Grant initiative can help. The program targets the Atlanta Public Schools attendance zone, but a limited number of grants are available for exurban and rural areas with limited quality public school choice options.

GCSA, G-PAN and CEG to Present Free Showing of “The Lottery”

Press Releases  |  posted on September 29th, 2010 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) and the Georgia Parent Advocacy Network (GPAN), in conjunction with the Center for an Educated Georgia (CEG) will present a free screening of the gripping documentary, “The Lottery,” 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, at the United Way Building’s Loudermilk Center (40 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta 30303).

GCSA Launches Full Slate of Trainings in CharterUniversity

CharterUniversity  |  posted on September 15th, 2010 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The GCSA has launched CharterUniversity, an extensive professional development initiative featuring more than 50 training and education programs and services provided to support new founding boards, operational boards, school leaders, teachers, and office managers.

Charter Schools Performing Well in Georgia

Press Releases  |  posted on September 1st, 2010 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Charter schools in Georgia are performing extremely well in comparison to traditional public schools, according to an analysis of 2010 Annual Yearly Progress (AYP), Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) and Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) data by the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA).

GCSA Offers FREE Webinars on Starting Quality Charter Schools

Press Releases  |  posted on August 13th, 2010 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) has launched a new training platform featuring webinars designed to help individuals and groups interested in starting quality charter schools in Georgia.

“Getting Started Opening a High Quality Charter School” is a 35-minute webinar covering the basics of starting a charter school. The second webinar, “Building Blocks of a Quality Charter School,” is about 25 minutes, and delves a bit deeper into the requirements of developing a high quality school and addresses “accountability,” “business,” and “capacity.”

Eighth Graders in Charter Schools Outperform Peers in Traditional Public Schools on 2010 CRCT

Press Releases  |  posted on August 4th, 2010 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Eighth grade students attending charter schools throughout Georgia performed better on the 2010 Criterion Referenced Competency Test than students in traditional public schools, according to an analysis conducted by the Georgia Charter Schools Association. The GCSA analysis indicates also that the difference in student performance is more pronounced in the Atlanta and DeKalb County School Systems, and students in independent charter schools posted impressive scores across the board.

Candidates for Governor, State Superintendent Reveal Positions on School Choice, Charter Schools

Press Releases  |  posted on July 30th, 2010 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

July 30, 2010 The top candidates in two of the most important offices in state government — governor and state school superintendent — have stated their positions on the issue of school choice/charter schools in a questionnaire sent to them by the Georgia Charter Schools Association. Democrat Roy Barnes will face either Nathan Deal or […]

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