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GCSA President/CEO Tony Roberts’ Op-Ed in the AJC

Press Releases  |  posted on May 20th, 2011 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

In response to the Supreme Court ruling declaring the Georgia Charter Schools Commission “unconstitutional,” GCSA President/CEO Tony Roberts wrote an op-ed that is scheduled to be published in the May 23 issue of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s editorial page. Here is an excerpt from the piece: It’s important to remember that the commission was created […]

Close to 500 Rally at State Capitol in Support of Commission, Charter Schools

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

Nearly 500 charter schools supporters rallied on the front steps of the Georgia State Capitol Building Tuesday, in support of the 16 charter schools approved by the Georgia Charter Schools Commission, which was ruled unconstitutional by four of the seven judges on the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday. The event was highlighted by spirited remarks from influential politicians such as Georgia House Speaker Pro-Tem Jan Jones, Sen. Chip Rogers and Rep. Alisha Morgan, as well as Ivy Preparatory Head of School Nina Gilbert, Ivy Prep sixth grader Lauren Williams, Peachtree Hope Principal Kendra Shipman, Museum School mom Annemarie Eades and GCSA President/CEO Tony Roberts.

Rally at the State Capitol to Protest Supreme Court Decision

Press Releases  |  posted on May 16th, 2011 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Thousands of charter school supporters will gather on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol Building on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., (Washington Street side) to protest Monday’s ruling by the state Supreme Court, declaring the Georgia Charter Schools Commission unconstitutional. Also, this afternoon at 5 p.m., there will be a rally and show of support for charter schools at Ivy Preparatory Academy (3705 Engineering Drive, Norcross), which was approved by the Commission in 2008.

Click “read more” to read the official statement from GCSA President/CEO Tony Roberts.

Supreme Court Ruling in on State Charter Commission

Press Releases  |  posted on May 16th, 2011 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

By a 4-3 vote, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that the Georgia Charter Schools Commission and the  la2008 law that helped create it, HB81, are unconstitutional. The Georgia Charter Schools Association will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. today, at its headquarters — 600 West Peachtree Street — to provide more details.

Also, there will be a rally of all charter school supporters tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10:30 a.m., on the Washington Street side of the Georgia State Capitol Building. Stay tuned for further developments.

Charter Schools Rock Event, Governor’s Proclamation Launch National Charter Schools Week in Georgia

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

A celebration of Georgia’s charter schools at Atlantic Station’s Central Park, drew hundreds of onlookers Sunday, and Monday, Gov. Nathan Deal signed a proclamation dubbing this week Charter Schools Week in Georgia.

Later this week, State Schools Superintendent John Barge will visit a south Georgia charter school and a Douglasville charter school will host a “Charter First Friday” event.

The two events Sunday and Monday kicked off National Charter Schools Week (May 1-7), a celebration and acknowledgement of the accomplishments of quality charter schools across the nation.

“Charter School Rocks” Event to Launch Charter Schools Week

Press Releases  |  posted on April 15th, 2011 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

To kick off National Charter Schools Week in May (May 1-7), GCSA and G-PAN are hosting “Charter Schools Rock,” a free celebration of Georgia’s public charter schools, Sunday, May 1, in the Atlantic Station Central Park, 2-5 p.m. The event is designed to showcase the strength of the charter school movement and the achievements of the students in your schools. The high-spirited program will feature performances by students as well as other family friendly activities.

2010 Annual Report from the GCSA

Press Releases  |  posted on March 28th, 2011 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The Georgia Charter Schools Association annual report for the 2009-2010 school year is now available. A pdf version of the report is available here: FINAL GCSA 2010 ANNUAL REPORT PDF If you have any questions or concerns about the information in the report, or would simply like to offer feedback or suggestions, please feel free […]

National Charter Conference Comes to Atlanta in June

Press Releases  |  posted on March 15th, 2011 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools will hold its national conference in Atlanta, June 20-23, at the Georgia World Congress Center. This year’s theme, Because Every Child Can Succeed, embodies the charter school movement more than ever before. We hope you will join us! Be sure to register now for the lowest rates and click “read more” for instructions on accessing a special discounted rate code available for use only by Georgia residents.

Commission Lowers Fee for Charter Schools, Grants Separate Charters for Odyssey School and GA Cyber Academy

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

The Georgia Charter Schools Commission approved two important measures at its monthly meeting on Thursday, each of which will have a positive impact on the state’s charter schools. The Commission voted to lower the standard fee it charges Commission-approved charter schools from three percent to two percent of the per pupil funding revenue the schools receive, and to grant individual charters to Odyssey School in Newnan and Georgia Cyber Academy/K12, which had been operating under the same charter.

GCSA to Host Job Fair for Charter Schools, March 5

Press Releases  |  posted on February 7th, 2011 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The Georgia Charter Schools Association is hosting a job fair to help charter schools fill their faculty/staff rosters for the 2011-12 school year. The GCSA Job Fair is scheduled for March 5, at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (250 14th Street NW, Suite 112, Atlanta, 30318). During the Job Fair, school officials will conduct brief interviews with prospective teachers during the job fair, and possibly…

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