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Charter School Questionnaire Sent to Gubernatorial Candidates

Press Releases  |  posted on August 13th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA, August 13, 2014  –  To help Georgia voters make informed decisions in the upcoming 2014 November election, the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) has given the three gubernatorial candidates a questionnaire soliciting their views on public charter schools. The questionnaires were sent to the campaign teams for Governor Nathan Deal (R), Senator Jason […]

Atlanta Business Chronicle to Feature Charter Schools

Featured  |  posted on August 7th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta Business Chronicle to Feature Charter Schools in Special 12 Page Insert Issue Date: October 10, 2014Space Deadline: September 30, 2014 We’re proud to announce that we have partnered with the Atlanta Business Chronicle to produce a 12 page special “Industry Focus” section on charter schools. Editorial content will be produced by the Business Chronicle staff, with […]

6 Charter School Stories You Should Be Covering Now

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

Back-to-School Media Advisory: 6 Charter School Stories You Should Be Covering Now 1. Centennial Place Elementary Re-launches as an APS Charter School. Expands to add grades 6-8. Centennial Place Elementary successfully petitioned APS to become a K-8 public charter school. It opens this year with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) focus and a partnership […]

Friday, July 18th: iSchool Initiative Meeting (GCSA Members Only)

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

The iSchool Initiative helps schools create a strategic plan for the implementation of technology. Please plan on attending this discussion if you’re a school leader from a GCSA member school. You may also bring other team members as well. Please RSVP to Rena Youngblood:  ryoungblood@gacharters.org.     The agenda is: Presentation on Strategic Planning and Mobile deployments […]

David Jernigan of KIPP Metro Atlanta Tapped as APS Deputy Superintendent

Press Releases  |  posted on July 10th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA, July 10 2014 — David Jernigan, Executive Director of the KIPP Metro Atlanta network of charter schools, has been named the Deputy Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools (the number two leadership position in the system), pending board approval next week. Jernigan, who led KIPP Metro Atlanta for the past 12 years, has served […]

Coming in October: ATL Business Chronicle Special Charter School Insert

Featured  |  posted on July 7th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta Business Chronicle to Feature Charter Schools in Special 12 Page InsertAdvertise in this historic industry focus, coming in October Issue Date: October 10, 2014Space Deadline: September 30, 2014 GCSA is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Atlanta Business Chronicle to produce a 12 page special “Industry Focus” section on charter schools. Editorial content will be produced […]

State Charter Schools Commission Returns More than $2 Million in Funds to Georgia Classrooms

Charters in the News  |  posted on July 7th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

July 7, 2014, Atlanta, GA –  Georgia’s State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) reports that at the close of fiscal year 2014, it has returned more than $2 million in funds to state charter schools. Earlier this year, the Commission also voted to decrease its administrative fee from 3 percent to just under 2 percent, resulting […]

Now Online! GCSA 2013 Annual Report

Featured  |  posted on June 20th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

GCSA’s 2013 Annual Report is a digital “scrapbook” highlighting events and issues of 2013. We hope you’ll enjoy reviewing our progress during 2013 in this new visual format. The report offers information, evidence and visual expressions of the many ways we’ve worked to meet our strategic objectives. Let us know what you think!

Guest Blogger: Andrew Lewis

Blog  |  posted on June 20th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Ray Charles’ Words Inspire Education Reform  Ray Charles, the great singer from Albany once said, “There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we’re here to explore new possibilities.” These words of limitless hope and inspiration come from a man who could have used life’s adversities as excuses, but instead was an innovator […]

Call for Presentations!

Featured  |  posted on June 10th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Call for Presentations!  GCSA Summits in Special Populations, Math Innovation, Progress & Accountability We invite you to be a presenter at these upcoming sessions:   Special Population SummitTuesday, September 30, 8 am – 4 pmKennesaw Charter Science & Math AcademyHow to best meet these students’ needs academically: K-8 and 6-12 best practices and compliance, balancing grade level standards with IEP mandates, and more.RFP Deadline: […]

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