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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 […]

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, […]

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