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Charter School Leaders to Gather at GCSA’s First Annual Leadership Conference

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

Atlanta, GA (January 13, 2014) — The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) convenes its first annual Charter Schools Leadership Conference, January 30-31 at Lake Oconee Academy, Greensboro, GA.  The conference is the only statewide gathering of the charter school leadership community, targeting charter school founders, board members, charter school petitioners, business managers and school leaders. More than 200 […]

Do You Have What It Takes to Launch a Charter School?

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

CharterDevelopment 101 is an intensive workshop designed to help communities and individuals understand the scope and the rigors of the charter petitioning process. CharterDevelopment 101 will be offered monthly at 600 W. Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309, in the 12th floor training room. Charter Development 101 will cover: The charter landscape in Georgia Developing your founding board The […]

Free Petitioner “Boot Camp”

Featured  |  posted on January 2nd, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The State Charter Schools Commission will host a free “boot camp” training on January 27, 2014 to help prepare potential state charter petitioners for the Spring 2014 charter petition cycle. This single-day training session, to be held at The Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center, will provide an overview of the state charter petition process and […]

Three Finalists for GCSA Charter School of the Year Announced

Charters in the News  |  posted on December 19th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

It’s official.  Brighten Academy, Oglethorpe Charter School & Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School have been named as finalists for the 2014 GCSA Charter School of the Year award.  The winning school will be announced at the Georgia Charter Schools Association’s First Annual Charter Schools Leadership Conference, Friday, January 31st at Lake Oconee Academy. The winner receives a […]

One Year Later: After Passage of Amendment One, Charter School Movement Remains a Strong Promise in GA

Press Releases  |  posted on November 5th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 – When all the votes were counted on election night 2012, politicians, pundits and ordinary folks were very surprised to learn that more Georgians cast more votes in favor of the Georgia Charter Schools amendment than they did for either presidential candidate. Georgia parents spoke loudlyThe charter schools amendment won the […]

GaTAPP & PreGaTAPP Now Enrolling 2014 Cohorts

Featured  |  posted on October 31st, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

PreGaTAPP is GCSA’s aspiring teacher preparation program that trains those seeking to teach in P-12 classrooms and supports aspiring teachers as they transition from post-secondary education and/or careers. PreGaTAPP prepares aspiring teachers to seek employment within a charter school, and if successful, transition into the Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) program — a […]

GCSA Training Catalog Now Online!

Featured  |  posted on October 31st, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Look no further than GCSA for all your Professional Learning and Professional Development needs! When it comes to charter-specific training for teachers, administrators, office managers and school governing boards, nobody supports high quality charters like your Association. We offer face-to-face training, blended learning options, webinars, PLUs and customized trainings, including:  Gifted, ESOL, Exceptional Child Endorsements […]

Watch the APS Candidates Debates

Charters in the News  |  posted on October 18th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

We are pleased to provide you with video links to two recent APS Candidate Debates.  10/1/2013 Candidate Debate: http://www.hightail.com/download/OGhmeEVYT2JsamR2Zk1UQw 10/15/2013 Candidate Debate: http://www.hightail.com/download/OGhmYkJxbEpYSHdUWThUQw Please share these links widely with charter school stakeholders. This is a critical election for Atlanta Public Schools — the new APS school board will be charged with hiring a new Superintendent who […]

GCSA CharterLeader 2014 Cohort Now Accepting Applications

Press Releases  |  posted on October 15th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA , October 16, 2013 — The Georgia Charter Schools Association’s (GCSA) CharterLeader program is launching a new cohort, beginning in February 2014 and running through June 2014. The program equips equips current and aspiring expert leaders in the charter school sector to develop the skills and core competencies to launch, lead, and replicate high quality […]

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