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 […]
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.
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 […]