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Free Board Bank Training – Saturday, June 14th (Atlanta)

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

As the charter school community grows, so does the need for founding board members with the critical skills required to steer charters schools from mission development, through petition submission, to becoming operational. GCSA is pleased to offer a free training on Saturday, June 14th, 2014, 9:00 am to noon, GCSA 12th floor Conference Room, 600 W. Peachtree […]

Collaborate Conference at Ivy Preparatory Academy, June 5th

Press Releases  |  posted on May 28th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

  Ivy Preparatory Academy will host a half-day conference and professional learning opportunity open to all Georgia educators on Thursday, June 5, 2014. The conference is dedicated to sharing innovative practices between participating schools and there is no cost to attend. Outside presenters will be conducting professional learning sessions designed to foster collaboration and shared learning […]

Charter School Waiting Lists Keep Growing in Georgia

Press Releases  |  posted on May 8th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, May 7, 2014  — For families seeking public school alternatives, charter schools are a hoped-for option in Georgia. But while interest in charters is high, the supply of actual charter school seats is not meeting the demand. For 2012-13, the Georgia Department of Education reported a 6.7% increase in the number of charter schools holding lotteries over the previous year. Ten charter schools opened […]

A School Where Parents Voices Can Be Heard

Press Releases  |  posted on May 6th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

By Rae Harkness:  It’s National Charter Schools Week (May 4-10), and I can’t help but revisit the last three years that my children have attended a charter public school. When I first signed them up at Ivy Preparatory Academy school three years ago, I had no idea exactly what that journey would involve. Three years ago, I was just looking […]

Visit Atlanta’s High Performing Charter Schools During National Charter Schools Week

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

MEDIA ADVISORY  It’s Open House on at two of Metro Atlanta’s high-performing charter schools, for National Charter Schools Week (May 4-10), and you are invited! WHEN:  Tuesday May 6th, at 10:00 AM — The Museum School of Avondales Estates (grades K-6) will demonstrate its unique hands-on “Expeditionary Learning” curriculum. The school offers students real-life experience with classroom lessons that drive […]

Why We’ll Never Take Your Membership for Granted

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

By Rena Youngblood, GCSA Director of Membership:   It’s that time of the year again — testing, end-of-year banquets, summer reading lists and the GCSA membership drive! The Association exists because of you and for you. In fact, you (and your fellow members) ARE the Association. Your membership is vital because of the strength of […]

Calling All Teachers: Connect on FB & Twitter!

Press Releases  |  posted on April 16th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Be social! Here are several new ways that Georgia charter school teachers can connect with each other on social media. 1) Join the Georgia Charter Educators Network by Liking us on our Facebook page at 2) Follow Charter Teacher Talk on Twitter @TeachGACharter  3) Learn about GCSA’s innovative GATAPP alternative certification program for charter school […]

Georgia’s Charter School “Board Bank” Off to a Great Start

Charters in the News  |  posted on March 20th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2014 – Georgia’s growing charter public school sector has a critical need for individuals with the skills required to effectively serve on charter school founding and operational governing boards. To fill the pipeline with qualified citizens who are ready to serve, and to build capacity and effectiveness on charter school governing […]

Charter Schools Are Hiring!

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

There’s never been a better time to find a job in Georgia’s growing public charter school sector. New charter schools slated to open in August 2014 are seeking principals, teachers, administrative and support staff. Existing charter schools are also looking for staff, and several are expanding, adding a grade per year. To match qualified professionals […]

2014 Review Cycle Announced for Commission School Petitioners

Charters in the News  |  posted on March 10th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The petition application for the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) 2014 Petition Review Cycle is now available on the SCSC website under the Information for Petitioners tab. For the 2014 Petition Review Cycle, new start-up charter schools must plan to open in the 2015-2016 school year or later.  As a reminder, in most instances petitioners must […]

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