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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Long Waiting Lists for Public Charter Schools in Georgia More than 5,000 GA students would love to attend charters. Atlanta, GA – June 25, 2012 Reflecting national trends, thousands of students in Georgia are currently on waiting lists to attend public charter schools across the state. According to the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, last year more […]
Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law legislation that will provide additional educational opportunities for Georgia students through state charter schools. The bill, HB 797, was signed at Cherokee Charter Academy in Canton.
Dr. Michael Moore, Professor of Reading at Georgia Southern University, may need to reread HR1162 and reconsider his judgment that it is bad for teachers. First and foremost, this bill is not even about teachers. It is clearly about giving parents and students more opportunities to choose public charter schools to meet their needs.