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One Year Later: After Passage of Amendment One, Charter School Movement Remains a Strong Promise in GA

Press Releases  |  posted on November 5th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 – When all the votes were counted on election night 2012, politicians, pundits and ordinary folks were very surprised to learn that more Georgians cast more votes in favor of the Georgia Charter Schools amendment than they did for either presidential candidate. Georgia parents spoke loudlyThe charter schools amendment won the […]

GaTAPP & PreGaTAPP Now Enrolling 2014 Cohorts

Press Releases  |  posted on October 31st, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

PreGaTAPP is GCSA’s aspiring teacher preparation program that trains those seeking to teach in P-12 classrooms and supports aspiring teachers as they transition from post-secondary education and/or careers. PreGaTAPP prepares aspiring teachers to seek employment within a charter school, and if successful, transition into the Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) program — a […]

GCSA Training Catalog Now Online!

Press Releases  |  posted on October 31st, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Look no further than GCSA for all your Professional Learning and Professional Development needs! When it comes to charter-specific training for teachers, administrators, office managers and school governing boards, nobody supports high quality charters like your Association. We offer face-to-face training, blended learning options, webinars, PLUs and customized trainings, including:  Gifted, ESOL, Exceptional Child Endorsements […]

Watch the APS Candidates Debates

Charters in the News  |  posted on October 18th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

We are pleased to provide you with video links to two recent APS Candidate Debates.  10/1/2013 Candidate Debate: 10/15/2013 Candidate Debate: Please share these links widely with charter school stakeholders. This is a critical election for Atlanta Public Schools — the new APS school board will be charged with hiring a new Superintendent who […]

GCSA CharterLeader 2014 Cohort Now Accepting Applications

Press Releases  |  posted on October 15th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA , October 16, 2013 — The Georgia Charter Schools Association’s (GCSA) CharterLeader program is launching a new cohort, beginning in February 2014 and running through June 2014. The program equips equips current and aspiring expert leaders in the charter school sector to develop the skills and core competencies to launch, lead, and replicate high quality […]

“Get on the Bus” and Visit Four of Atlanta’s High-Performing Public Charter Schools in a Single Day

Press Releases  |  posted on October 9th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA – October 9, 2013 —  Curious about what goes on inside a public charter school? Still not sure what a charter school is?  On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) invites you to “Get on the Bus” and visit up to four high-performing Georgia charter schools in one day. You’ll […]

Georgia Charter Schools Association Applauds Supreme Court Affirmation

Press Releases  |  posted on September 23rd, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA, September 22, 2013 – The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), expressed relief over today’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling that charter schools in the APS system should not be required to contribute to the school district’s $550 million unfunded pension obligation. The decision affects these APS charter schools: Atlanta Heights Charter School, Atlanta Latin […]

First Annual Charter Schools Educators’ Conference Celebrates Technology, Innovation, Best Practices

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

Atlanta, GA (September 16, 2013)  The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) will convene its first annual Charter Educators’ Conference, Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Busbee Center at Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville, GA. The full-day conference targets teachers, school leaders and academic administrators, offering 15 sessions on charter school best practices. PLU credits are available […]

DeKalb Charter Public School Welcomes Congressman Hank Johnson

Press Releases  |  posted on August 26th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA, August 26, 2013 – DeKalb Academy for Technology & Environment (DATE) a K-8 public charter school with some of the highest CRCT scores in DeKalb County, has rescheduled a visit from Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA-4th) and his staff – the new date is Thursday, September 5, 2013. The Congressman and his delegation will […]

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