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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 […]

Guest Blogger Nina Rubin: Education is Everything

By Nina Rubin: Just last week I interviewed Zachary Jones, a Provost Academy sophomore from Brunswick, GA, for a story about charter school waiting lists. Zach is a young man with family problems who was, by his own admission, headed in the wrong direction. “I was hanging out with the wrong people, and just not […]

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 […]

2013 GCSA Bus Tour Photo Album

  October 23, 2013    

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 […]

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 […]

Is the Sky Falling?

By Dr. Tony Roberts During the campaign to pass the Charter Amendment, there were predictions of doomsday for public education from all over the state if the Charter Amendment passed. Four months later, I have not seen any signs of the sky falling for district-operated schools.  During the campaign, the Superintendent of Richmond County schools […]

Call for Presentation Proposals – GCSA Charter Schools Educators’ Conference

The Georgia Charter Schools Association is now accepting presentation proposals for its First Annual Georgia Charter Schools Educators’ Conference, slated for Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 at the Busbee Center at Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville, GA. The inaugural conference is themed, “Charters & Choice: Everybody Wins.”  GCSA is looking for engaging presenters and sessions that will […]

For hopeful parents, getting a child into a Georgia public charter school often means an admissions lottery

Atlanta, GA (February 7, 2013) – It’s enrollment season for public charter schools in Georgia and emotions are running high. As parents scramble to research their options, visit schools and meet application deadlines, they may discover that Georgia’s best public charter schools — ones with strong academic achievement and a reputation for rigor — have a […]

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