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David Jernigan of KIPP Metro Atlanta Tapped as APS Deputy Superintendent

Atlanta, GA, July 10 2014 — David Jernigan, Executive Director of the KIPP Metro Atlanta network of charter schools, has been named the Deputy Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools (the number two leadership position in the system), pending board approval next week. Jernigan, who led KIPP Metro Atlanta for the past 12 years, has served […]

“Get on the Bus” and Visit Four of Atlanta’s High-Performing Public Charter Schools in a Single Day

Atlanta, GA – October 9, 2013 —  Curious about what goes on inside a public charter school? Still not sure what a charter school is?  On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) invites you to “Get on the Bus” and visit up to four high-performing Georgia charter schools in one day. You’ll […]

Georgia Charter Schools Association Applauds Supreme Court Affirmation

Atlanta, GA, September 22, 2013 – The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), expressed relief over today’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling that charter schools in the APS system should not be required to contribute to the school district’s $550 million unfunded pension obligation. The decision affects these APS charter schools: Atlanta Heights Charter School, Atlanta Latin […]

Much to Celebrate in Georgia During National Charter Schools Week

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 […]

Tech HS Closure Just Plain Unfair

When a charter school closes because it has failed to meet the academic goals set out in its charter, it’s disappointing, but as every charter school knows, accountability and performance are the “rules of the road.”

Atlanta’s Tech High Charter School Plans to Close

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 […]

APS School Competition – Set Up Roadblocks & Bureaucratic Barriers or Embrace It?

by Robert F. Stockwell APS schools are competing for students and the competition will increase as additional alternatives become available. Whether it is private schools, in-home schools or charter schools, parents that demand higher quality and more say in how their children are being educated will vote with their feet and choose the alternatives. The […]

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