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Overwhelming majority of Georgia voters support charter public schools, new poll says

Atlanta, GA – A new statewide poll released this week from McLaughlin & Associates shows that 72% of Georgia voters support innovative, self-governing, and highly accountable charter public schools. African-American voters are even more likely to support charters (74%) than white voters (70%). The poll was commissioned by the American Federation for Children. Voters also […]

Growth of charter schools prompts GCSA’s move and expansion

Atlanta, GA – The rapid growth of public charter schools in Georgia has led the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) to seek larger office space. Under a five-year lease agreement, the organization began operations in its new location at 211 Perimeter Center Parkway NE, on Monday, November 3, 2014. The move underscores the growth of […]

Allen Mueller to lead New Schools for Georgia, new charter school incubator

Atlanta, GA – Allen Mueller, currently Executive Director of Innovation for Atlanta Public Schools (APS), has been named Executive Director of New Schools for Georgia (NS-GA) and will begin his new role in mid-November. NS-GA is a charter growth initiative launched and supported by the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA).  The new charter growth initiative […]

Pataula Charter Principal Champions Rural Charter Schools

By Kylie Holley Charters don’t “work” in rural America? They don’t “respond to markets,” they “lack connectiveness,” and offer “no local benefit?” Well then, count me among three advocates for rural charter schools who beg to differ with Matt Richmond, and the case he made against rural charter schools in Charter schools: An ill fit for […]

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 […]

Coming in October: ATL Business Chronicle Special Charter School Insert

Atlanta Business Chronicle to Feature Charter Schools in Special 12 Page InsertAdvertise in this historic industry focus, coming in October Issue Date: October 10, 2014Space Deadline: September 30, 2014 GCSA is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Atlanta Business Chronicle to produce a 12 page special “Industry Focus” section on charter schools. Editorial content will be produced […]

State Charter Schools Commission Returns More than $2 Million in Funds to Georgia Classrooms

July 7, 2014, Atlanta, GA –  Georgia’s State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) reports that at the close of fiscal year 2014, it has returned more than $2 million in funds to state charter schools. Earlier this year, the Commission also voted to decrease its administrative fee from 3 percent to just under 2 percent, resulting […]

Why We’ll Never Take Your Membership for Granted

By Rena Youngblood, GCSA Director of Membership:   It’s that time of the year again — testing, end-of-year banquets, summer reading lists and the GCSA membership drive! The Association exists because of you and for you. In fact, you (and your fellow members) ARE the Association. Your membership is vital because of the strength of […]

Georgia’s Charter School “Board Bank” Off to a Great Start

Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2014 – Georgia’s growing charter public school sector has a critical need for individuals with the skills required to effectively serve on charter school founding and operational governing boards. To fill the pipeline with qualified citizens who are ready to serve, and to build capacity and effectiveness on charter school governing […]

Do You Have What It Takes to Launch a Charter School?

CharterDevelopment 101 is an intensive workshop designed to help communities and individuals understand the scope and the rigors of the charter petitioning process. CharterDevelopment 101 will be offered monthly at 600 W. Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309, in the 12th floor training room. Charter Development 101 will cover: The charter landscape in Georgia Developing your founding board The […]

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