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Charter Schools, GCSA Featured on TV

Press Releases  |  posted on February 26th, 2010 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Several GCSA member charter schools have been featured on television news programs recently, here in Atlanta, as well as in Alabama. Brighten Academy, KIPP STRIVE and Tech High were featured on WSFA-TV in Montgomery. Ivy Prep and Unversity Community Academy were featured on ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, and The Elite Scholars Academy was featured on CBS46 in Atlanta.

Charter Commission Decisions Upheld On Seven New Schools

Press Releases  |  posted on February 12th, 2010 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The State Board of Education decided to take no action on appeals filed by several school districts attempting to block the opening of new charter schools in the fall. Officials from the Coweta, Early and Randolph County School Systems had asked the Board to overturn the Georgia Charter Schools Commission’s approval of the schools’ charters.

“We are pleased that the State Board of Education, after carefull deliberation, saw fit to allow the Commission’s decisions to move forward,” said Tony Roberts, Ph.D., chief executive officer of the Georgia Charter Schools Association.

Legislative Update: Week of Feb. 1, 2010

Press Releases  |  posted on February 2nd, 2010 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Education Legislative Update — Week of February 1, 2010 Each week during the 2010 Georgia General Assembly session, the Georgia Charter Schools Association will provide for its members and supporters a “Legislative Update,” which will be a brief review of the status of education-related bills being considered by the Legislature. Here is the first edition […]

Q&A with Dr. Harry Wong, GCSA Conference Keynote Speaker

Press Releases  |  posted on January 25th, 2010 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Renowned education reform expert Dr. Harry Wong will be a keynote speaker at the 8th Annual GCSA Charter Schools Conference, March 10-12. Dr. Wong recently detailed his thoughts on a number of topics, including common mistakes made by young educators and what administrators should look for in teachers.

Webinar: Writing SMART Performance Objectives

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

“Writing SMART Performance Objectives”  is for individuals and groups wanting to start a charter school and for those getting ready for renewals.   DATE:  Friday, January 29th TIME:  10 – 10:45 a.m. COST:  $75 INSTRUCTIONS: Access the meeting at:    Dial 215-383-1002 Access Code: 615-261-683 Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – […]

Georgia’s Charter School Laws Rank Fourth in U.S.

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

According to an extensive report released by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Georgia ranks No. 4 when evaluated on its commitment to the full range of values in the public charter school movement: quality and accountability, funding equity, facilities support, autonomy, and growth and choice. Click on this story to read more about the report, plus statements from Georgia House Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones (R-Milton) and GCSA CEO Tony Roberts, Ph. D.

State Charter Schools Commission Approves Seven Petitions

Press Releases  |  posted on December 14th, 2009 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The Georgia Charter Schools Commission announced Monday the approval of seven petitions for charter schools that will begin operating in the fall of 2010: Atlanta Heights Charter School in Atlanta; Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia in Coweta County; Fulton Leadership Academy in south Fulton County; Heron Bay Academy in Henry County; The Museum School of Avondale Estates and Peachtree Hope Charter School in DeKalb County; and Pataula Charter Academy in southwest Georgia.

State Charter Commission Recommends 5 Petitions for Approval

Press Releases  |  posted on December 10th, 2009 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The Georgia Charter Schools Commission announced Thursday that it has recommended five charter petitions for approval when the Commission holds its regularly scheduled meeting, Monday, Dec. 14. Read more to see the full list of petition recommendations and read a Q&A with Andrew Broy, Georgia Department of Education Associate Superintendent for Policy, External Affairs and Charter Schools.

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