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Charla Dover currently teaches at Cherokee Charter Academy and is a member of 2015-2016 teacher candidate cohort for the Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) program. GaTAPP is an alternative certification program for classroom teachers. A mid-career change is never an easy transition, but some GaTapp candidates are met with unexpected challenges […]
The Georgia Charter Schools Association is writing this open letter to express our deep concern regarding the new charter policy adopted by the DeKalb County School Board on September 14, 2015. We believe the district’s new policy is at odds with the State Board of Education and could be in violation of state law. We’re also fearful this signals decreasing support for start-up charter schools at a time when the district wants to become a charter system.
The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) has tapped charter school principal Jeffrey Homan to be its new Director of Certification Programs.
As the number of public charter schools in Georgia continues to grow, so does the need for governing board members with the critical skills required to steer charter schools from mission development, through petition submission, to opening day.
By the State Charter Schools Commission ATLANTA – The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) announced that it approved petitions for three new state charter schools to open in the 2016-17 school year. The schools are Brookhaven Innovation Academy, Liberty Tech Charter School and Southwest Georgia STEM Charter School. Brookhaven Innovation Academy will locate in […]
The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) announced that it approved petitions for three new state charter schools to open in the 2016-17 school year. The schools are Brookhaven Innovation Academy, Liberty Tech Charter School and Southwest Georgia STEM Charter School.
Ashley-Kay Wyatt was a freshman at Brantley County High School in southeastern Georgia when boys happened. Unimpressed by her handling of the transition into the high school, her parents pulled her from Brantley High after one semester. They enrolled her Georgia Cyber Academy, one of Georgia’s statewide, online, “virtual” public charter schools.
This week’s top charter story heralds a new study out of Georgia State University that conclusively shows an average 10% increase in home values in neighborhoods that are in priority charter school admission zones. Also breaking at week’s end, SCSC approval for proposed Brookhaven Innovation Academy. Myra Blackmon’s Op Ed in Athens Banner Herald rants about […]
By GCSA As we noted in an earlier blog post, the presence of a good public charter school has an impact on home sales in Metro Atlanta and also drives economic development. Now a study from Georgia State University confirms it. Yesterday, education reporter Maureen Downey featured the study, Willing to Pay: Charter Schools’ Impact on […]