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Overwhelming majority of Georgia voters support charter public schools, new poll says

Featured  |  posted on January 7th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – A new statewide poll released this week from McLaughlin & Associates shows that 72% of Georgia voters support innovative, self-governing, and highly accountable charter public schools. African-American voters are even more likely to support charters (74%) than white voters (70%). The poll was commissioned by the American Federation for Children. Voters also […]

Finalists Announced for 2015 GCSA Charter School of the Year

Press Releases  |  posted on January 5th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) has just announced three finalists for the 2015 GCSA Charter School of the Year. The schools are: Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (An Atlanta Public School serving grades K-8) DeKalb PATH Academy (A DeKalb Public School serving grades 5-8) Mountain Education Center (A State Charter School serving […]

Early Birds save up to $100 on GCSA Leadership Conference

Press Releases  |  posted on December 9th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Georgia Charter Schools Leadership Conference January 29-30, 2015 | Busbee Center at Gwinnett Technical College The Georgia Charter Schools Leadership Conference is the only statewide gathering of Georgia’s charter school leadership community. Join charter school leaders, governing boards, petitioners and business managers in an essential day of learning, networking, advocacy and understanding best practices. Hotel Information | […]

Growth of charter schools prompts GCSA’s move and expansion

Press Releases  |  posted on November 5th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – The rapid growth of public charter schools in Georgia has led the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) to seek larger office space. Under a five-year lease agreement, the organization began operations in its new location at 211 Perimeter Center Parkway NE, on Monday, November 3, 2014. The move underscores the growth of […]

Allen Mueller to lead New Schools for Georgia, new charter school incubator

Press Releases  |  posted on October 14th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – Allen Mueller, currently Executive Director of Innovation for Atlanta Public Schools (APS), has been named Executive Director of New Schools for Georgia (NS-GA) and will begin his new role in mid-November. NS-GA is a charter growth initiative launched and supported by the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA).  The new charter growth initiative […]

Emory Professor’s Gift Helps Expand High Quality Charter School Options

Press Releases  |  posted on October 14th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Sheth Family Foundation Gift Helps Expand High Quality Charter School Options Atlanta, GA – An unanticipated gift to the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), from the Sheth Family Foundation will have lasting and positive impact on public education in Georgia by increasing access to high quality public charter schools for thousands of students.  The Foundation’s […]

Pataula Charter Principal Champions Rural Charter Schools

Press Releases  |  posted on October 1st, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

By Kylie Holley Charters don’t “work” in rural America? They don’t “respond to markets,” they “lack connectiveness,” and offer “no local benefit?” Well then, count me among three advocates for rural charter schools who beg to differ with Matt Richmond, and the case he made against rural charter schools in Charter schools: An ill fit for […]

GCSA 2014 Bus Tour – Register Now

Press Releases  |  posted on September 30th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Announcing GCSA’s 2014 Bus TourTuesday, November 11, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM Curious about what goes on inside a public charter school? Still not sure what a charter school is? On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) invites you to “Get on the Bus” and visit two high-performing Metro Area charter schools in one day: The Museum […]

State Charter Schools Commission Approves Three New Schools

Press Releases  |  posted on September 24th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – At its September 24 meeting, the State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) approved three new public charter schools. All three schools were given an extra month at the Commission’s August meeting, in order to provide additional information for the SCSC. Dr. Tony Roberts, President and CEO of the Georgia Charter Schools Association expressed […]

Gubernatorial Candidates Support Quality Charter School Growth

Press Releases  |  posted on September 18th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA, Sept. 18, 2014 —  The growth of public charter schools remains an issue in the upcoming Georgia elections. Two of the three gubernatorial candidates, Governor Nathan Deal (Republican), and Andrew Hunt (Libertarian) expressed support for expanded charter school options by completing a questionnaire fielded by the Georgia Charter SchoolsAssociation (GCSA).   Deal Questionnaire Response Hunt Questionnaire Response Asked about the […]

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