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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 […]

Your Advocacy Makes a Difference!

Press Releases  |  posted on February 25th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Your swift action on HB 680 and HB 886, using GCSA’s Phone2Action system, was decisive! On HB 680, which GCSA opposed, 339 emails were sent to Rep. Stacey Abrams over a 3 day time period — Representative Abrams now says she does not plan to move the bill forward.  On HB 886, 419 individuals sent a total of 9,648 emails […]

Learn How to Run for Public Office

Charters in the News  |  posted on February 4th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The American Federation for Children invites you to attend Campaign Training School on Saturday, February 22, 2014, in Atlanta! This free training school will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown (275 Baker St NW) from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (EST). Why run for public office? So you can be a leader in […]

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