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Druid Hills Voters Approve Georgia’s First Charter School Cluster

Charters in the News  |  posted on August 14th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA, August 14, 2013 – The overwhelming passage of the Druid Hills Charter Cluster by the Druid Hills community is a first step in establishing Georgia’s first autonomously governed public school cluster.  It is also a strong statement by DeKalb parents and educators that they want more control over their local public schools. The […]

GCSA is Hiring! Full-time Performance Management Data Administrator, Atlanta

Press Releases  |  posted on August 7th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Overview: The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is a statewide nonprofit organization committed to expanding the charter school movement in Georgia and increasing the quality of new and existing charter schools both quantitatively and qualitatively. Position: This position will support GCSA’s efforts in implementing a performance management data system and will include research and data analysis. Further, […]

GCSA & Students First Co-Host Free Macon Screening of “Waiting for Superman”

Charters in the News  |  posted on August 7th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, August 7, 2013 —  The Georgia Charter Schools Association & Students First are pleased to co-host a free screening of the acclaimed documentary film “Waiting for Superman,” Friday, August 9, 6: 30-8:30 pm at the Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 2nd Street, Macon, Georgia 31210. Following the film there will be a panel discussion on […]

Lake Oconee Academy Ranked Among Top 3 Georgia Elementary Schools

Charters in the News  |  posted on August 6th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Greensboro, Ga. (August 6, 2013)  –  With the release of state Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) scores comes accolades for high performing schools across Georgia and Lake Oconee Academy is at the top of the list. The Greensboro, Ga., public charter school is the highest performing elementary public charter school in the state as noted by the Georgia Charter […]

Do you have what it takes to launch a public charter school?

Press Releases  |  posted on July 10th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA, July 10, 2013 — With interest in Georgia’s public charter school sector at an all-time high, the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is offering Charter Development 101 — a class designed to help communities and individuals understand the scope and the rigors of the charter petitioning process.  Charter Development 101 will be offered in Atlanta on Tuesday, July 16th  […]

PRESS CONFERENCE: Savannah-Chatham Charter School Innovators Celebrate Expanded Public School Options

Press Releases  |  posted on May 30th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

  MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT:   Live Press Conference: Monday, June 3, 1:30 PM, Hilton Savannah DeSoto Hotel, 15 E. Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401 From bricks and mortar charter schools to online learning options, the Savannah-Chatham school district offers a variety of public school choices.  These locally and state approved K-12 public charter schools are raising the bar […]

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 […]

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