Informative blog postings on critical issues facing the Georgia Charter School movement.
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.Read more
Innovate, Inspire, Invent – Science in Today’s Classroom Science instruction is evolving in order to better prepare the students of today for the STEM careers of tomorrow. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ® is proud to partner with our authors, thought leaders in the fields of next generation science instruction, to equip teachers with the information and […]Read more
Sick of searching and sifting through unqualified job candidates? What if we told you that you never need to again? We’ve done it for you. While this is the stuff dreams are made of, it can be your reality! With so much else to focus on, many schools find the hiring process exhausting and extremely […]Read more
Straw & Co., Insurance Knows Your Liability When Responding to Cyberbullying Among its many consequences, the diffusion of new forms of electronic communication has given bullies new means for ridicule, harassment and belittlement. Being cruel to others by sending or posting harmful material or engaging in other forms of social aggression online or using other […]Read more
No two children are quite alike. As parents, we all want our children to be viewed with the uniqueness they display and to be treated kindly and with respect by those we entrust with their education. Sometimes, student population size, budgets, administrative agendas, or other factors can overshadow this concept in the school system.Read more
If you could put a layer of bubble wrap around your children to protect them from predators, would you? Revved Up Kids has trained thousands of children in the metro-Atlanta area since 2010 to recognize unsafe people, avoid dangerous situations, and escape predators; we are the bubble wrap for Atlanta’s children.
It is our belief that the easiest target for a predator is the child who doesn’t know they exist; our training teaches kids who predators are, how they operate, and how to respond if they meet a predator. Our training provides parents with a comfortable way to open the difficult dialogue about sexual abuse with their children, and helps children understand the issue in a non-frightening way.Read more
The Georgia Charter Schools Association is proud to announce the 2018 Charter School Job Fair. Member schools and non-member schools are invited to attend this exciting event designed to match school administrators with potential faculty and staff candidates. Last year, the Charter School Job Fair attracted more than 200 current and aspiring educators. Each school will be provided with a classroom to arrange as necessary for screening and interviewing potential candidates. At the conclusion of the Job Fair, each participating school will be provided with a database of candidate resumes and a spreadsheet with candidate contact information.Read more
ning of our Atlanta office! We’re especially excited to be co-locating with our partner, the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), which allows us to collaborate with a dedicated, passionate team and stay abreast of new developments in Georgia’s education landscape.
There is a lot of momentum surrounding the charter school movement in Georgia. With so much growth in the region, there is an increasing need for high-quality schools. Enrollment in charter schools in Georgia has more than tripled over the last decade, exceeding 84,000 students in the 2016-17 school year (Georgia Department of Education). EdTec is eager to contribute to this growth by sharing our knowledge and expertise and expanding our impact in the state.Read more
Georgia Charter Schools Association congratulates the member charter schools that performed better than the local districts where they are located or the counties where students reside on Georgia’s 2017 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). In addition to beating local districts, a number of schools also beat the state CCRPI average of 75. Atlanta […]Read more
Amana Academy recently entered into a partnership with ATL Urban Farms. The unique partnership allows Amana Academy students to become urban farmers and produce food for the school and local charities. ATL Urban Farms is a Georgia-based producer of seedlings for Tower Garden©, an eco-friendly vertical garden made out food grade plastic. The garden technology uses 90 percent less space and grows plants more quickly.Read more
Oglethorpe Charter School Teacher Nicole Wofford Dillon has been selected as a finalist for Savannah-Chatham 2019 Teacher of the Year award. Dillon currently teaches English Language Arts at Oglethorpe and has worked at the Savannah charter school for four years.Read more