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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 […]

Free Training: Become a Charter School Founding Board Member

Press Releases  |  posted on February 3rd, 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, April, 2015 9:00 am to noon.  The training is for individuals who have a heart […]

Metro Atlanta School Choice Enrollment Fair

Press Releases  |  posted on February 3rd, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Are you looking for a high-quality, free alternative to your child’s district school?See the best of what Atlanta’s public charter schools have to offer on Saturday, February 22, 2015, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Metro Atlanta School Choice Enrollment Fair, at Ivy Preparatory Academy at Kirkwood, 1807 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, GA 30317. Learn about the curriculum, school […]

Brighten Academy Named 2014 Georgia Charter School of the Year

Charters in the News  |  posted on January 31st, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta (January 31, 2014) – Brighten Academy, a public charter school located in Douglasville, GA and one of the state’s highest performing schools, has been selected as the 2014 Georgia Charter School of the Year.   The announcement was made today at the First Annual Charter Schools Leadership Conference of the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), held at […]

GCSA Leadership Conference at Lake Oconee Academy is On!

Press Releases  |  posted on January 29th, 2014 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Please join us for the welcome reception at 5:30 Thursday evening at The Lake Club Reynolds Plantation 1100 Lake Club Drive Greensboro, GA 30642. All conference programming for Friday, January 31st will happen as originally scheduled — including the Friday Awards Luncheon and Superintendent Candidates Forum. A brief GCSA Member Meeting will be held at the close of the conference […]

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