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Georgia Charter Schools Association Applauds New National PTA Charter Policy

Featured  |  posted on August 29th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Georgia Charter Schools Association Applauds New National PTA Charter Policy:Encourages Georgia PTA to Follow Atlanta, GA , August 29, 2012 — Georgia Charter Schools Association President & CEO Tony Roberts today praised a recent policy change by National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) that supports alternate authorizers for public charter schools. The impact of the change […]

Congressman John Lewis to address young scholars at Fulton Leadership Academy Charter School

Press Releases  |  posted on August 28th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA,  August 28, 2012 – U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA 5th District) will address scholars at the all-boys Fulton Leadership Academy charter school on Thursday, August 30, 10:00 am, at Fulton Leadership Academy, 4141 Old Fairburn Road, Atlanta, GA 30349. “It is a tremendous honor to have a living civil rights legend meet and […]

Request for Competitive Bids (RFB)

Featured  |  posted on August 27th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Grant Evaluation Services for Charter Dissemination Grant Responses are due September 14, 2012              Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) and its partners, Kennesaw State University and The Georgia Charter Schools Association, are seeking bids from qualified for-profit firms, private non-profit organizations, universities, and independent consultants (Contractors) to evaluate a one year Dissemination […]

Governor’s Office Presents Analysis of Charter School Funding

Featured  |  posted on August 14th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

By David Werner Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative and External Affairs   As some of you know, I recently changed roles in the Governor’s Office and am now the Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative and External Affairs. This position was most recently held by Michael Shaffer, who left our office earlier this year for […]

Response to Letter from Herb Garrett of Georgia Superintendents Association

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

To:  All Charter School Leaders, Board Members & Charter School Advocates From:  Tony Roberts, President of Georgia Charter Schools Association A letter to school superintendents from Herb Garrett was posted on Friday in Maureen Downey’s blog on the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s website.  You may hear from parents, community leaders, and other stakeholders in your area, […]

Big gains on CRCT’s for public charter schools in Georgia

Featured  |  posted on July 18th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

ATLANTA, GA (July 18, 2012) –  Results for the Spring 2012 Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) released last week by the Georgia Department of Education show strong academic performance by Georgia’s “start-up” public charter schools.  Academic gains were evident both in Metro Atlanta and in rural and coastal Georgia.  Many of the public charter schools […]

Thinking about launching a public charter school?

Featured  |  posted on July 16th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Charter School Development 101 Workshop is for you. Atlanta, GA (July 16, 2012) – The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is pleased to announce a new workshop, Charter Development 101, for individuals and groups interested in launching a public charter school in Georgia.  The workshop will be held on July 27th, from 1-5 pm at […]

Third Grade CRCT results show state approved charter schools excel in reading and math

Featured  |  posted on July 10th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Biggest gains for charter schools in year 2 of operation Atlanta, GA (June 29, 2012) – The Spring 2012 Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) results released by the Georgia Department of Education this week show strong academic performance by state authorized charter schools.  These are public schools originally approved the Georgia Charter Schools Commission, Georgia’s […]

Atlanta’s Tech High Charter School Plans to Close

Featured  |  posted on July 9th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta’s Tech High Charter School Plans to Close Reduced Funding from APS Gives Final Blow   Atlanta, GA (July 9, 2012) – After eight years of operation, and strong academic results, Tech High School, a public charter school in the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) system, will close. The Governing Board’s decision was based on a determination that […]

Georgia Charter Schools Association Receives $50,000 Educational Grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation

Featured  |  posted on June 29th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Award will fund the 2012-2013 Charter School of the Year Atlanta, GA, June 27, 2012 – For the second year in a row, the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is among the recipients of more than $26M in grants from The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company.  The Foundation awarded $50,000 to […]

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