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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 […]

Much to Celebrate in Georgia During National Charter Schools Week

Press Releases  |  posted on May 8th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – There’s much to celebrate in Georgia during National Charter Schools Week (May 6-11). In the six months since the passage of the Georgia Charter School Amendment, a single-purpose authorizer of charter public schools, the State Charter Schools Commission, has been re-established, new independent charter schools will open their doors, and a public […]

Macon man’s five-word contest answer wins him Braves Tickets.

Press Releases  |  posted on April 29th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

ATLANTA, GA — April 29, 2013:   Last week the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) ran a 48 hour Atlanta Braves ticket giveaway contest on Facebook. It asked for a five-word answer to the following question: Tell us, in five words, why your community should have a public charter school? More than 12,000 people saw […]

GCSA Charter Teacher Training Program is First of Its Kind in Georgia and in the Nation

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

Atlanta, GA April 15, 2013 – The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) has broken new ground by creating a job-embedded teacher certification program expressly for charter public school teachers. The program was recently featured in Education Week, as a model for other states to emulate. Known as GaTAPP, (Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy) the innovative training program makes it […]

GCSA Creates Charter-Specific Teacher Certification Program

Charters in the News  |  posted on April 12th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

By Katie Ash on April 11, 2013  Several years ago, the leaders at the Georgia Charter School Association noticed an ongoing problem in their member schools. Teachers hired by and working in charter schools who were seeking their Georgia teaching certificate had to leave their jobs to complete their one-year practicum in a regular public school. To tackle […]

Georgia Ranks 7th in New Parent Power Index©

Charters in the News  |  posted on April 10th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

CER rankings reveal new Top Ten states for families:   The latest rankings on the Parent Power Index© are a result of changing conditions in states, including grades released for digital learning. The Parent Power Index© shows that states where parents have options to choose tend to yield higher growth rates in student achievement, and states […]

Do you have what it takes to launch a public charter school? Find out at Charter Development 101, coming to Valdosta on April 13th.

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

Atlanta — April 2, 2013   There are currently no public charter school options for families in the City of Valdosta or in Lowndes County, but that may soon change. Interest in public charter schools is at an all-time high, and several Valdosta area groups have requested training on how to write a charter school petition.  […]

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

Press Releases  |  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

Press Releases  |  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 […]