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Georgia joins 39 states to sign “Charter Schools Commitment to Quality”

Featured  |  posted on June 24th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

New Orleans, LA – In a bold move to improve the quality and accountability of public education for students across the nation, 39 state- and city-based public charter school support organizations, collectively signed the “National Public Charter Schools Commitment to Quality” at the National Charter Schools Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana. This grassroots, state- and city-based […]

New Schools for Georgia Opens Application Process

Press Releases  |  posted on May 21st, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta GA — New Schools for Georgia, Georgia’s Charter School Incubator, is seeking applications from mission-driven teams to develop and expand rigorous, innovative, and high-quality school options in Georgia. Through the Incubator, New Schools for Georgia will work with five new or replicating charter school teams each year, providing highly-focused and personally-tailored training and support for […]

GCSA Staff Promotions and Changes Announced

Press Releases  |  posted on April 17th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Effective April 1, 2015, RaShaun Holliman is promoted from Director of Outreach to Vice President of Outreach and Communications. And Nina Rubin is promoted to Director of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives. In his newly expanded role, RaShaun will expand his outreach activities to include strategic leadership of our communications efforts which are integrally connected […]

Supreme Court Ruling Underscores Facilities Financing Challenges for Georgia Charter Schools

Press Releases  |  posted on March 16th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – Facilities expansion plans for Lake Oconee Academy (LOA), a Greene County public charter school, suffered a setback today with a Georgia Supreme Court ruling that denied revenue bonds for construction. The ruling upholds an earlier Greene County Superior Court decision denying the validation of revenue bonds. Lake Oconee Academy had hoped to use $14 million […]

Lake Oconee Academy Named Among Top 50 U.S. Public Elementary Schools

Press Releases  |  posted on February 10th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA — Lake Oconee Academy (LOA), a PreK-9 public charter school in Greensboro, GA, that was a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School, has now been named one of the Top 50 public elementary schools in the nation by The award is based on the performance of students in grades 3-5 in each school. […]

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School is GCSA’s 2015 School of the Year

Press Releases  |  posted on January 31st, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Charter Schools Association’s 2nd Annual Leadership Conference named Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS), an APS public charter school located in Atlanta’s Grant Park/Ormewood neighborhood, the 2015 GCSA Charter School of the Year.   As the winning school, Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School will receive a $50,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation. The highly […]

GCSA Announces Project Based Instruction Summit

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

Charter schools are required to be innovators and think tanks to help lead school reform, but we don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Come join experienced public school educators and leaders (from the charter and public sector) share what they have learned about the ins and outs of running authentic, inspiring, and successful project based […]

GCSA Lauds Governor’s Choices for New Education Reform Commission

Press Releases  |  posted on January 22nd, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – Georgia’s charter school and education reform community will be well represented on Governor Nathan Deal’s new Education Reform Commission – a component of the education reform measures announced in his State-of-the-State address last week. The new commission will be tasked with studying Georgia’s education system and offering their recommendations for improvement and reform, including suggestions on […]

First Lady Sandra Deal & Superintendent Richard Woods Will Speak at GCSA Leadership Conference

Press Releases  |  posted on January 21st, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

GCSA is pleased to announce that First Lady Sandra Deal and newly elected State Schools Superintendent Richard L. Woods, will be featured speakers on education at the 2015 Charter Schools Leadership Conference.  Mrs. Deal will offer remarks on her hopes and goals for education. A retired Georgia public school teacher, Mrs. Deal taught for more […]

GCSA Names 2015 Charter Teacher & Charter School Leader of the Year

Press Releases  |  posted on January 12th, 2015 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The Georgia Charter Schools Association has just announced that Lisa McDonald of Brighten Academy is the 2015 Charter School Leader of the Year, and that Brandom Jones of KIPP South Fulton Academy, is the 2015 Charter School Teacher of the Year.  Lisa McDonald worked as an educator for the Douglas County School System as a classroom and gifted […]

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