The True North Companies team brings over 60 years and $2 billion of development, finance and construction experience to help our clients achieve their mission and purpose by maximizing the value of their real estate investments. We believe education is the foundation on which communities and our country is built. By helping our education partners finance, develop, and build great facilities, we are using our time and talents to help make a difference in the world.Read more
Informative blog postings on critical issues facing the Georgia Charter School movement.
When it’s time to talk about Health Insurance and Employee Benefits, do you run and hide or do you get excited about the conversation? So, that second option may be a stretch, but insurance doesn’t have to be confusing or a painful conversation.Read more
The following charter schools below were named the 2018 AP Honor Schools by the Georgia Department of Education. The department began recognizing AP Honor schools in 2008. The state is currently ranked 15th in the U.S. for the percentage of students who receive scores of 3, 4 or 5 on at least one AP exam […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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.Read more
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
The 2017-2018 school year marked the start of Westside Atlanta Charter School’s Middle Grades Program. The program serves fifth and sixth graders this year and will eventually go through the eighth grade. The program has been part of the school’s vision since Westside Atlanta opened its doors in 2013. Since that time, the school has […]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