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Successful Innovations Fuel State Charter School Success

Featured  |  posted on October 30th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

New report highlights academic programs improving student achievement in three of Georgia’s state charter schools  ATLANTA (October 30, 2012)— Georgia’s state public charter schools are using their flexibility to implement innovative programs to raise student achievement, according to a new report released by the Center for an Educated Georgia. Titled “Freedom to Innovate, Freedom to […]

Drew Charter School named 2012 Georgia Charter School of the Year

Featured  |  posted on October 4th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

School will receive $50,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation Atlanta (October 4, 2012) – Drew Charter School, one of the state’s highest performing elementary/middle schools, has been selected as the 2012 Georgia Charter School of the Year.   The announcement was made today at the 10th Anniversary Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) Charter Schools Conference, being held in Atlanta at the […]

GCSA Conference Celebrates a Decade of Advocacy and Innovation

Featured  |  posted on October 1st, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Conference convenes 1 month before charter school constitutional amendment vote Atlanta, GA (October 1, 2012) — The Georgia Charter Schools Association convenes its 10th Anniversary Conference , October 4-5 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Building B.  The two-day event is the largest annual gathering of charter school advocates, with more than 40 exhibitors, and […]

Charter School Pioneer to Speak Statewide

Featured  |  posted on September 30th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Democrat former Minnesota state Senator Ember Reichgott Junge will be in Savannah, Macon, Atlanta and Columbus ATLANTA (Sept. 27, 2012) – The author of the nation’s first charter school law – a Democrat former Minnesota state Senator — is speaking next week at events across Georgia. Ember Reichgott Junge, a pioneer for drafting the first charter school […]

Hollywood provides charter movement in Georgia with an unexpected boost

Featured  |  posted on September 21st, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Movie to open just as voters consider charter school ballot question  Atlanta, GA, September 20,2012 – Georgia parents on all sides of the charter school issue are flocking to preview screenings of the new movie “Won’t Back Down.”  Based on real events, “Won’t Back Down” is the story of a mother and a teacher who […]

KIPP Metro Atlanta Presents Kevin Chavous, School Reform Activist

Press Releases  |  posted on September 17th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA, September 17, 2012 — Author and nationally acclaimed school reform activist Kevin Chavous will be the guest speaker at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, Thursday, September 20, 6:30-8:00 pm.  The charter school, one of KIPP Metro Atlanta’s six schools, serves grades 9-12 and is located at 1952 Calloway Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30314.  Kevin Chavous […]

Georgia Charter Schools Association wins Race to the Top Grant

Charters in the News  |  posted on September 5th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Two other Georgia public charter schools are also winners. Atlanta, GA, September 5, 2012 – The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement has awarded the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) one of nine Race to the Top innovation grants.  The grant will be shared with Lake Oconee Academy, a preK-7 public charter school in Greene County, GA. […]

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 […]