NEW YORK and GEORGIA — EL Education, in collaboration with the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), is proud to announce Kolt Bloxson as a joint fellow with the GCSA Incubator and EL Education’s 2019 School Design Program. The EL Education School Design Fellowship supports innovative and entrepreneurial educators to design, launch, and lead new EL Education schools. The GCSA Incubator Program develops and supports high-quality charter schools throughout Georgia prior to their opening and throughout their first year of operation.
How and why “Make Music Count” works! I’m often asked how and why I came up with the concept of teaching students math through popular music. Here’s the answer! The mission of Make Music Count is to eliminate the math phobia in 3rd through 11th grade students. Teaching them how to solve real math equations […]
International Community School (ICS) opened in 2002 to help improve the educational circumstances refugee children relocated to DeKalb County from around the world. Today, the K-5 public charter school serves more than 400 immigrants, refugees and local students from more than 30 countries who speak more than 25 languages.
GaTAPP candidate, Caleb Land, recently won Teacher of the Year at Utopian Academy for the Arts in Clayton County. Land is passionate about seeing the students succeed and works to come up with creative solutions to close the achievement gap. He loves to help his fellow teachers learn to use technology to aid with classroom […]
Georgia Charter Schools Association’s second cohort of the GCSA Charter Leadership Center kicked off on Monday, June 10. A dozen new and aspiring leaders, current heads of school, board members and educators took part in the week-long intensive professional development training at GCSA’s offices in Dunwoody, Georgia. As part of the training, participants learned various […]
Georgia Charter Schools Association makes every effort to keep its members informed on key state legislation and policy matters that affect your charter school. As a result, we would like to share additional guidance and information from the Georgia Department of Education on the one-time school safety grants, teacher pay raises and facilities funding grants […]
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) recently selected DeKalb Preparatory Academy as one of the Fiscal Year 2019 D3 Schools Project Grant award winners. The Discover, Design, Develop (D3) Schools Project provides high-need and rural schools with essential grant funding to help address their most significant challenges. Those receiving a D3 Schools Project grant […]
Register now for Georgia Charter Schools Association’s Teacher Symposium on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy on June 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Kennesaw State University. Educators will not want to miss a unique and exciting presentation by members of Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education on “History in Action: Teaching Controversial […]
Georgia Charter Schools Association is thrilled to have been selected as a member of the Policy Innovators in Action (PIE). The PIE Network works to connect state-level education advocacy organizations from across the country to amplify their voices and maximize their impact. Pie Network members play an important role in K-12 education advocacy within their […]
In 2019, three Georgia public charter schools held their first high school graduation ceremonies: Atlanta Classical Academy, Academy for Classical Education and Tapestry Public Charter School. Atlanta Classical Academy seniors received their diplomas on Saturday, May 18 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. On Saturday, May 25, Academy for Classical Education held its first commencement […]