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Amid a wave of charter school petitions in Macon, two opportunities to learn more about public charter schools.

Press Releases  |  posted on April 2nd, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta – April 2, 2013  On the heels of the passage of Amendment 1, Macon and Middle Georgia are suddenly alive with proposals for high quality public charter schools.  Six letters of intent to launch public charter schools have been sent to the Georgia Dept. of Education from serious petitioners in the region.  At the […]

Call for Presentation Proposals – GCSA Charter Schools Educators’ Conference

Featured  |  posted on March 14th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The Georgia Charter Schools Association is now accepting presentation proposals for its First Annual Georgia Charter Schools Educators’ Conference, slated for Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 at the Busbee Center at Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville, GA. The inaugural conference is themed, “Charters & Choice: Everybody Wins.”  GCSA is looking for engaging presenters and sessions that will […]

Georgia’s Charter School Community Upbeat About ­­­New Charter Commission Executive Director

Featured  |  posted on February 22nd, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

ATLANTA, GA, February 22, 2013 – The appointment of Bonnie Holliday, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), as the new Executive Director of the re-established Georgia Charter Schools Commission, was greeted with widespread enthusiasm by members of the public charter school community.  Mrs. Holliday, who was tapped to head the Charter Schools Commission […]

For hopeful parents, getting a child into a Georgia public charter school often means an admissions lottery

Featured  |  posted on February 7th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA (February 7, 2013) – It’s enrollment season for public charter schools in Georgia and emotions are running high. As parents scramble to research their options, visit schools and meet application deadlines, they may discover that Georgia’s best public charter schools — ones with strong academic achievement and a reputation for rigor — have a […]

Celebrities lend star power to school choice rally

Charters in the News  |  posted on January 29th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

ATLANTA, GA (January 29) – A women’s basketball titan and a celebrity White House chef are sharing their star power with the fourth annual Georgia School Choice Celebration and Rally, which will draw a crowd of more than 2,000 people to the state Capitol this week.   Former WNBA star, Lisa Leslie, a four-time Olympic Gold medalist, […]

Charter School Leaders Express Widespread Approval of New Commission Appointments

Featured  |  posted on January 18th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA (January 18, 2012) – Charter school leaders from across Georgia are expressing widespread approval following the appointment of the members of the re-established Georgia Charter Schools Commission. The State Board of Education selected the appointees yesterday after nominations were submitted by Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, and House Speaker David Ralston. It is expected […]

Charter school job fairs in Savannah and Atlanta announced

Press Releases  |  posted on January 4th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA (January 10, 2012) — The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) has announced it will host two charter school job fairs for 2013 — Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Oglethorpe Charter School in Savannah, and Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood, in Atlanta.  Both job fairs run from 9:00 am to […]

Georgia Charter Schools Association Announces Trainings for 2013

Featured  |  posted on December 11th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Passage of GA charter schools amendment unleashes demand for leadership training and technical assistance. Atlanta (December 12, 2012) – Following the November 6th victory for the charter schools amendment, interest in Georgia’s public charter school sector is at an all-time high. The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) has responded with a stepped-up 2013 schedule of professional […]

Georgians show strong support for charter schools

Featured  |  posted on November 7th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

ATLANTA – November 7, 2012: Georgia voters overwhelmingly supported charter schools by approving Amendment One Tuesday by a 58.5-41.5 margin. The 17-point victory will now lead to the reconstitution of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission to serve as an alternative authorizer to hear appeals when a charter application is denied by a school district. According […]

Four Georgia public charter schools named to Department of Education’s ‘Rewards Schools’ List

Press Releases  |  posted on November 1st, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta (November 1, 2012) – Four public charter schools in Georgia were named yesterday to the Georgia Department of Education’s List of “Reward Schools.”  The Rewards School designation is a new achievement ranking reserved for schools with the highest performance or the biggest academic gains by students in the last three years. In the “highest […]

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