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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, […]

Charter School Leaders Express Widespread Approval of New Commission Appointments

Featured  |  posted on January 18th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA (January 18, 2012) – Charter school leaders from across Georgia are expressing widespread approval following the appointment of the members of the re-established Georgia Charter Schools Commission. The State Board of Education selected the appointees yesterday after nominations were submitted by Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, and House Speaker David Ralston. It is expected […]

Charter school job fairs in Savannah and Atlanta announced

Press Releases  |  posted on January 4th, 2013 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta, GA (January 10, 2012) — The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) has announced it will host two charter school job fairs for 2013 — Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Oglethorpe Charter School in Savannah, and Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood, in Atlanta.  Both job fairs run from 9:00 am to […]

Georgia Charter Schools Association Announces Trainings for 2013

Featured  |  posted on December 11th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Passage of GA charter schools amendment unleashes demand for leadership training and technical assistance. Atlanta (December 12, 2012) – Following the November 6th victory for the charter schools amendment, interest in Georgia’s public charter school sector is at an all-time high. The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) has responded with a stepped-up 2013 schedule of professional […]

Georgians show strong support for charter schools

Featured  |  posted on November 7th, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

ATLANTA – November 7, 2012: Georgia voters overwhelmingly supported charter schools by approving Amendment One Tuesday by a 58.5-41.5 margin. The 17-point victory will now lead to the reconstitution of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission to serve as an alternative authorizer to hear appeals when a charter application is denied by a school district. According […]

Four Georgia public charter schools named to Department of Education’s ‘Rewards Schools’ List

Press Releases  |  posted on November 1st, 2012 by Nina Rubin  |  read more

Atlanta (November 1, 2012) – Four public charter schools in Georgia were named yesterday to the Georgia Department of Education’s List of “Reward Schools.”  The Rewards School designation is a new achievement ranking reserved for schools with the highest performance or the biggest academic gains by students in the last three years. In the “highest […]

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 […]