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Georgia Charter Schools Association Applauds Supreme Court Affirmation

Featured  |  posted on September 23rd, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA, September 22, 2013 – The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), expressed relief over today’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling that charter schools in the APS system should not be required to contribute to the school district’s $550 million unfunded pension obligation. The decision affects these APS charter schools: Atlanta Heights Charter School, Atlanta Latin […]

First Annual Charter Schools Educators’ Conference Celebrates Technology, Innovation, Best Practices

Press Releases  |  posted on September 16th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA (September 16, 2013)  The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) will convene its first annual Charter Educators’ Conference, Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Busbee Center at Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville, GA. The full-day conference targets teachers, school leaders and academic administrators, offering 15 sessions on charter school best practices. PLU credits are available […]

DeKalb Charter Public School Welcomes Congressman Hank Johnson

Featured  |  posted on August 26th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA, August 26, 2013 – DeKalb Academy for Technology & Environment (DATE) a K-8 public charter school with some of the highest CRCT scores in DeKalb County, has rescheduled a visit from Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA-4th) and his staff – the new date is Thursday, September 5, 2013. The Congressman and his delegation will […]

Druid Hills Voters Approve Georgia’s First Charter School Cluster

Charters in the News  |  posted on August 14th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA, August 14, 2013 – The overwhelming passage of the Druid Hills Charter Cluster by the Druid Hills community is a first step in establishing Georgia’s first autonomously governed public school cluster.  It is also a strong statement by DeKalb parents and educators that they want more control over their local public schools. The […]

GCSA is Hiring! Full-time Performance Management Data Administrator, Atlanta

Press Releases  |  posted on August 7th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Overview: The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is a statewide nonprofit organization committed to expanding the charter school movement in Georgia and increasing the quality of new and existing charter schools both quantitatively and qualitatively. Position: This position will support GCSA’s efforts in implementing a performance management data system and will include research and data analysis. Further, […]

GCSA & Students First Co-Host Free Macon Screening of “Waiting for Superman”

Charters in the News  |  posted on August 7th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, August 7, 2013 –  The Georgia Charter Schools Association & Students First are pleased to co-host a free screening of the acclaimed documentary film “Waiting for Superman,” Friday, August 9, 6: 30-8:30 pm at the Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 2nd Street, Macon, Georgia 31210. Following the film there will be a panel discussion on […]

Lake Oconee Academy Ranked Among Top 3 Georgia Elementary Schools

Charters in the News  |  posted on August 6th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Greensboro, Ga. (August 6, 2013)  –  With the release of state Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) scores comes accolades for high performing schools across Georgia and Lake Oconee Academy is at the top of the list. The Greensboro, Ga., public charter school is the highest performing elementary public charter school in the state as noted by the Georgia Charter […]

Do you have what it takes to launch a public charter school?

Featured  |  posted on July 10th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA, July 10, 2013 — With interest in Georgia’s public charter school sector at an all-time high, the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is offering Charter Development 101 — a class designed to help communities and individuals understand the scope and the rigors of the charter petitioning process.  Charter Development 101 will be offered in Atlanta on Tuesday, July 16th  […]

PRESS CONFERENCE: Savannah-Chatham Charter School Innovators Celebrate Expanded Public School Options

Press Releases  |  posted on May 30th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

  MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT:   Live Press Conference: Monday, June 3, 1:30 PM, Hilton Savannah DeSoto Hotel, 15 E. Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401 From bricks and mortar charter schools to online learning options, the Savannah-Chatham school district offers a variety of public school choices.  These locally and state approved K-12 public charter schools are raising the bar […]

Charter Schools Rock Returns to Atlantic Station – Saturday, August 24th

Press Releases  |  posted on May 14th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

For the third year in a row, the Georgia Charter Schools Association hosts Charter Schools Rock, Saturday, August 24 at Atlantic Station, 2-5 pm. This is a terrific opportunity to learn about tuition-free, public charter schools in Metro Atlanta.  Representatives from more than a dozen area charter schools will be on hand to discuss their programs. Atlanta Classical […]

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