The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) has appointed Lauren Holcomb as its new Executive Director. Commissioners unanimously selected Holcomb on Wednesday, July 17, following a competitive search process. In her new role, she will oversee strategic planning, policy, communications and other initiatives for the SCSC. Holcomb has worked with the agency since the […]
When Ethos Classical Charter School opens its doors on Wednesday, August 7, it will be the fulfillment of a four-year journey and the start of a new opportunity for more than 160 students living in the city of Atlanta and Fulton County. “It’s a dream that I’ve poured into for so long, it’s amazing that […]
Mark your calendars! Join us at “The State of Georgia Charter Schools” on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Savannah Classical Academy in Savannah. This *free* annual event hosted by Georgia Charter Schools Association is for school leaders and board members of all Georgia public charter schools. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, receive the latest policy […]
Per State Board Rule, the three (3) hours of Financial Governance Training that new charter school board members must receive within their first year of service (the 12 months beginning on their first day as a charter school board member) can only be delivered by the Finance and Budget Office of the Georgia Department of Education. New governing board members have the following options for receiving this training.
Whether it’s a first born, or the youngest in their family, starting kindergarten brings about a range of emotions for parents and children. Westside Atlanta Charter School recognizes that kindergarten is a year of huge changes for children. Since it’s inception, Westside Atlanta Charter School has offered its rising kindergarteners the opportunity to experience kindergarten prior to […]
Middle and High School teachers can learn Best Practices for Inclusive Educational Standards for students with disabilities, including autism. TIPs (Tapestry Inclusive Practices) Inaugural Conference provides new pedagogical methods enabling students with varying learning abilities to work toward college preparatory diplomas in general classroom settings. Learn how on Friday, July 19, 8 a.m. to 4 […]
On Friday, June 28, nearly 20 traditional and charter-school teachers gathered at Kennesaw State University for GCSA’s Teacher Symposium on culturally responsive pedagogy. During the symposium, Andrea Miskewicz, Onsite Education Coordinator for Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education, presented on teaching controversial topics through the use of primary sources. Educators learned how […]
When the International Charter School of Atlanta (ICSAtlanta) purchased their Upper Campus building two years ago to begin offering middle school education, everyone knew that the aging building would need work. The building was given a facelift, but during the last few years, teachers and staff had to carry buckets around the building every time […]