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Journalist Michelle Wirth Joins Georgia Charter Schools Association as Director of Communications

Featured  |  posted on September 21st, 2015 by RaShaun Holliman  |  read more

Atlanta – The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) has hired Michelle Wirth to serve as its new Director of Communications. Michelle comes to the Association after working for more than a decade as a journalist. Most recently, Michelle specialized in reporting on charter schools for WABE Radio, Atlanta’s NPR station. While serving in that capacity, […]

Jeffrey Homan joins Georgia Charter Schools Association as Director of Certification Programs

Featured  |  posted on September 3rd, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

ATLANTA — The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) has tapped charter school principal Jeffrey Homan to be its new Director of Certification Programs. For the past three years Homan has been the principal of The Main Street Academy, a highly successful K-8 Fulton County charter school located in College Park, Georgia. “Jeff Homan is a […]

State Commission Approves Three New Charter Petitions

Featured  |  posted on August 31st, 2015 by GCSA  |  read more

By the State Charter Schools Commission ATLANTA – The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) announced that it approved petitions for three new state charter schools to open in the 2016-17 school year. The schools are Brookhaven Innovation Academy, Liberty Tech Charter School and Southwest Georgia STEM Charter School. Brookhaven Innovation Academy will locate in […]

GCSA Congratulates Ivy Prep Academies on Selection of Alisha Thomas Morgan as Head

Featured  |  posted on August 11th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – Alisha Thomas Morgan, former State Representative and staunch advocate for high quality charter schools, has been named Executive Director of Ivy Preparatory Academies. During her time in the state legislature Ms. Morgan was a co-sponsor of the 2012 Constitutional Amendment, which allowed for an alternate state authorizer to open charter schools denied by local school districts. […]

Learn How to Serve on a Charter School Board

Featured  |  posted on August 6th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA — As the number of public charter schools in Georgia continues to grow, so does the need for governing board members with the critical skills required to steer charter schools from mission development, through petition submission, to opening day. The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is offering a free Board Bank training — Saturday, […]

Introducing Georgia’s 5 New State Commission Charter Schools

Featured  |  posted on July 27th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Charter schools are thriving in Georgia. Eleven new startup charter schools are opening their doors in Early August, 2015. Last week we profiled six new charters that were authorized by their local school districts. Today we’re profiling five new charter schools authorized by the State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC), that will launch for the 2015-16 school year. These mission-driven public […]

Mark Peevy Elected Board Chair of the Georgia Charter Schools Association

Press Releases  |  posted on July 23rd, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – The board of directors and the membership of the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) have unanimously approved Mark Peevy, Executive Director of Secondary Education Initiatives for the Georgia Technical College System, to be its new chair. Mark Peevy is a long time charter school advocate who previously served as the inaugural Executive Director of the Georgia […]

Introducing Six of Georgia’s New Startup Charter Schools

Charters in the News  |  posted on July 15th, 2015 by GCSA  |  read more

As the calendar runs down to the opening days of school, many are asking where Georgia’s newest startup charter schools will be opening?  Here’s the list of locally authorized public charter schools (schools approved by their local school district) that are starting up in Georgia for the new school year. These mission-driven public schools address local community needs and demonstrate […]

Call for Presentations: 2016 Georgia Charter Schools Conference

Featured  |  posted on July 15th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The Georgia Charter Schools Association is now ACCEPTING PRESENTATION PROPOSALS for the 2016 Charter Schools Conference, February 3-5 at the Marriott Century Center, Atlanta, GA 30345. We’re looking for engaging presenters and sessions that will improve and develop capacity for all stakeholders in the charter school community including authorizers, advocates, school leaders, board members, founding boards, business managers, school administrators, and teachers.  […]

Georgia PTO’s Parent Summit to feature stars of Bravo TV’s “Mother Funders”

Press Releases  |  posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Georgia PTO Presents: Georgia Parent Leadership SummitSaturday, July 11, 2015 | KIPP Strive Academy1444 Lucille Avenue, SW | Atlanta GA 30310 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM Register online:  Georgia PTO announces its first Parent Leadership Summit — the inaugural statewide gathering of its members. The Summit connects local PTO leaders so that they can collaborate on ways to build urgency […]

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