House Bill 787 sponsored by Rep. Scott Hilton (R-Peachtree Corners) gained approval by the Georgia General Assembly on March 29. Georgia Charter Schools Association appreciates our coalition partners and members that joined us in advocating for this critical legislation. The bill provides additional funding for state-authorized charter schools and ‘forward funding’ to all start-up charter […]
National Charter Schools Week is almost here! This year, National Charter Schools Week takes place May 7-11. To celebrate this important week, the Georgia Charter Schools Association plans to host a special presentation of the documentary STEP on Wednesday, May 9 at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate. The program will include the movie screening and a step performance […]
When Brighten Academy opened in 2006, the school’s founding team wanted to start school from the ground up that was centered on the needs of students. The school’s mission is to provide a productive learning environment using an innovative, research-based instructional model with a highly qualified staff that produces measured growth in all students every […]
For business and community leaders, the quality of a public charter school relates directly to the educational success of the community. School success translates into efficient business management, high scoring marks, and positive community impact. When GCSA asked what our member schools wanted to aid in attaining that success, school leaders, and board members overwhelmingly agree that they want the best information possible in every office and classroom. Research indicates that the most important factor contributing to a charter school’s success in the community is the quality of its education. Professional development is the most effective strategy schools and school districts have to meet this expectation.
The Georgia Charter Schools Association played co-host this week to the leaders of Charter Support Organizations (CSOs) and public charter school attorneys from across the nation. The events were part of a Master Class on Accountability organized by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) and a three day Legal Seminar put together by […]
Success in beginning reading—learning how to turn print into meaning—is a key to reading success throughout students’ school career. Getting it right with evidence-based instruction is critical. To prevent students from falling behind and reduce the need for intervention, Zaner-Bloser® provides a comprehensive primary-grades curriculum for teaching the fundamentals of reading and writing: The Superkids Reading ProgramTM.
Charter schools are becoming increasingly popular in school districts with already overcrowded public schools. Charter schools are publicly funded open to all students, and free of tuition as they are public schools. Charter schools frequently face lack of facility options and modular construction helps to alleviate these challenges.
Parents choose Charter Schools for their children because these schools have the freedom to operate away from some regulations that are mandated upon district schools. Charter Schools are held accountable for higher academic achievement, and the organization’s stability and financial management. Parents have the choice to remove their child and the schools can be closed if these performance goals are not met.
Georgia Charter Schools Association congratulates the award winners of the 2018 Georgia CSP Grant Competition. The Charter Schools Program (CSP) is authorized by the federal government and provides funding to State Educational Agencies, such as the Georgia Department of Education, for distribution to local charter schools. The purpose of the CSP Grant Competition is to […]
On Monday, March 26, Congressman John Lewis paid a visit to Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School. During the visit, U.S. Rep. Lewis spoke to the school’s middle campus students. Before speaking, Congressman Lewis heard from a student group for male students of color called “The Brotherhood.” Members of the student organization told the Congressman about a […]
On Tuesday, March 27, fifteen Fulton Leadership Academy students attended a Morehouse School of Medicine lecture featuring Dr. Martin Chalfie, co-recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the introduction of green fluorescent protein as a biological marker. Chalfie is a professor at Columbia University in the Department of Biological Sciences (pictured with Fulton Leadership […]
On Thursday, March 29, the Georgia General Assembly approved House Bill 787. HB 787 is a critical bill for the more than 86,000 students enrolled in a Georgia charter school. It provides much-needed increases in funding for state-authorized charter schools. It also will allow for greater financial stability for all charter schools (both District and Commission […]
In an effort to support new charter school leaders and develop a pipeline of well-qualified, aspiring charter school leaders, GCSA is proud to launch the Charter School Leadership Center. The center aims to build communication and community among existing, new, and aspiring school leaders who can collaborate to spread best practices in school leadership and […]