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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

Press Releases  |  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!

Press Releases  |  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: […]

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 […]

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