Georgia Charter Schools Association

Results for: 2013AnnualReport

Three New Startup Charters Approved by State DOE

   At its January meeting, the State DOE Charter Committee moved to action approval of three new startup charter school petitions. All three schools were approved the following day by the State Board of Education. Learn more about these exciting new charter schools, now enrolling for 2013-2014 school year, by clicking their links below.   […]

DeKalb BOE Denies Druid Hills Charter Cluster Petition

Parents and teachers across 7 diverse school communities express dismay and disappointment and consider appropriate next steps. Press Release from Druid Hills Charter Cluster, Nov. 12, 2013  By a vote of 5-4, the DeKalb County Board of Education denied the state’s first parent and teacher-driven petition for an autonomous, public charter school cluster. The petition would […]

Meet the State Superintendent Candidates

Meet the State Superintendent Candidates at GCSA’s Charter Schools Leadership Conference On Friday, January 31, 2014, Alisha Thomas Morgan, Nancy Jester, andFitz Johnson and Matt Schultz — four of the eight candidates who have announced their bid for GA State Superintendent of Education — will hold a lunchtime candidates forum at the GCSA Charter Schools Leadership Conference. This is a rare opportunity […]

Tablets in the Classroom? Travis Allen Says Yes!

Hear the “Mark Zuckerberg of Digital Education” at the GCSA Educator’s Conference Travis Allen is a young visionary for Digital Learning in the classroom. Before graduating high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing education in America through mobile learning. Today, Travis operates his growing non-profit organization, the iSchool Initiative. Travis is a true “digital native” […]

Pre-GaTAPP Graduates First Cohort

Outstanding new teachers now ready for hire in the charter school pipeline GCSA has proudly graduated its first cohort of nine participants in its PreGaTAPP ( program. PreGaTAPP assists aspiring teachers to enter the field of education as highly qualified and certified teachers. All have been uniquely trained to move into teaching positions in public charter schools. Our PreGaTAPP candidates have […]

Three New Atlanta Charters Celebrate Opening Day

KIPP Vision Primary – APS KIPP Metro Atlanta’s second elementary school, KIPP Vision Primary, welcomed its founding class of Kindergarten students this summer.  Former KIPP WAYS Academy teacher Dr. Wheda Carletos serves as the founding principal. The KIPP Vision Primary students share a campus with KIPP Vision Academy middle school. To kick off the 2013 school year, Atlanta […]

Nearly 1 Million Students Now on Charter Waiting Lists

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) has released the results of a new survey estimating that public charter school waitlists across the nation approached one million names during the 2012-13 school year, up from 610,000 in 2011-12. The increased demand to attend a charter school now brings the waitlist figures to an estimated 920,007 […]

School Board Encouraged to Consider Charter School

At the most recent Savannah-Chatham School Board meeting, the board denied an application for an all-male K-8 charter public school as proposed by retired Early College Principal Gertrude Robinson. The mission of the proposed charter public school was to address the growing problems with academic and behavioral success among male students in local public schools. […]

Tapestry Presents Innovative Petition to DeKalb County

First charter proposal combining neurotypical and autism spectrum students  Members of Tapestry Charter School founding group presenttheir petition to DeKalb County  After working closely with GCSA through our CharterStart program,  Tapestry Public Charter School has presented its petition to DeKalb County with hopes of opening for the 2014-2015 school year. According to Elisa Falco, GCSA’s Director of Education […]

GCSA’s Juli Sergi Joins Policy Group on Teacher Effectiveness

  Juli Sergi, GCSA’s Director of Certification Programs, has been asked to serve on Georgia’s Professional Service Commission’s (PSC) Task Force to develop and implement Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness Measures. The task force will determine the new statewide teacher evaluation tool. Juli also serves on the PSC’s Georgia Assessments for Certification Education Advisory Committee. 

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