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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 […]

GCSA Creates Charter-Specific Teacher Certification Program

Charters in the News  |  posted on April 12th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

By Katie Ash on April 11, 2013  Several years ago, the leaders at the Georgia Charter School Association noticed an ongoing problem in their member schools. Teachers hired by and working in charter schools who were seeking their Georgia teaching certificate had to leave their jobs to complete their one-year practicum in a regular public school. To tackle […]

Georgia Ranks 7th in New Parent Power Index©

Charters in the News  |  posted on April 10th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

CER rankings reveal new Top Ten states for families:   The latest rankings on the Parent Power Index© are a result of changing conditions in states, including grades released for digital learning. The Parent Power Index© shows that states where parents have options to choose tend to yield higher growth rates in student achievement, and states […]

Do you have what it takes to launch a public charter school? Find out at Charter Development 101, coming to Valdosta on April 13th.

Press Releases  |  posted on April 2nd, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta — April 2, 2013   There are currently no public charter school options for families in the City of Valdosta or in Lowndes County, but that may soon change. Interest in public charter schools is at an all-time high, and several Valdosta area groups have requested training on how to write a charter school petition.  […]

Amid a wave of charter school petitions in Macon, two opportunities to learn more about public charter schools.

Press Releases  |  posted on April 2nd, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta – April 2, 2013  On the heels of the passage of Amendment 1, Macon and Middle Georgia are suddenly alive with proposals for high quality public charter schools.  Six letters of intent to launch public charter schools have been sent to the Georgia Dept. of Education from serious petitioners in the region.  At the […]

Call for Presentation Proposals – GCSA Charter Schools Educators’ Conference

Press Releases  |  posted on March 14th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

The Georgia Charter Schools Association is now accepting presentation proposals for its First Annual Georgia Charter Schools Educators’ Conference, slated for Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 at the Busbee Center at Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville, GA. The inaugural conference is themed, “Charters & Choice: Everybody Wins.”  GCSA is looking for engaging presenters and sessions that will […]

Georgia’s Charter School Community Upbeat About ­­­New Charter Commission Executive Director

Press Releases  |  posted on February 22nd, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

ATLANTA, GA, February 22, 2013 — The appointment of Bonnie Holliday, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), as the new Executive Director of the re-established Georgia Charter Schools Commission, was greeted with widespread enthusiasm by members of the public charter school community.  Mrs. Holliday, who was tapped to head the Charter Schools Commission […]

For hopeful parents, getting a child into a Georgia public charter school often means an admissions lottery

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

Atlanta, GA (February 7, 2013) – It’s enrollment season for public charter schools in Georgia and emotions are running high. As parents scramble to research their options, visit schools and meet application deadlines, they may discover that Georgia’s best public charter schools — ones with strong academic achievement and a reputation for rigor — have a […]

Celebrities lend star power to school choice rally

Charters in the News  |  posted on January 29th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

ATLANTA, GA (January 29) – A women’s basketball titan and a celebrity White House chef are sharing their star power with the fourth annual Georgia School Choice Celebration and Rally, which will draw a crowd of more than 2,000 people to the state Capitol this week.   Former WNBA star, Lisa Leslie, a four-time Olympic Gold medalist, […]

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