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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 […]

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 […]

One Year Later: After Passage of Amendment One, Charter School Movement Remains a Strong Promise in GA

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 – When all the votes were counted on election night 2012, politicians, pundits and ordinary folks were very surprised to learn that more Georgians cast more votes in favor of the Georgia Charter Schools amendment than they did for either presidential candidate. Georgia parents spoke loudlyThe charter schools amendment won the […]

GCSA Training Catalog Now Online!

Look no further than GCSA for all your Professional Learning and Professional Development needs! When it comes to charter-specific training for teachers, administrators, office managers and school governing boards, nobody supports high quality charters like your Association. We offer face-to-face training, blended learning options, webinars, PLUs and customized trainings, including:  Gifted, ESOL, Exceptional Child Endorsements […]

GCSA CharterLeader 2014 Cohort Now Accepting Applications

Atlanta, GA , October 16, 2013 — The Georgia Charter Schools Association’s (GCSA) CharterLeader program is launching a new cohort, beginning in February 2014 and running through June 2014. The program equips equips current and aspiring expert leaders in the charter school sector to develop the skills and core competencies to launch, lead, and replicate high quality […]

“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 […]

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