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
Informative blog postings on critical issues facing the Georgia Charter School movement.
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
Playworks is a leading national nonprofit that plans to partner with 2,000 schools nationwide in the 2017-2018 school year to ensure 1 million kids experience safe and healthy play every day. We are changing school culture by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. Our vision is for 3.5 million kids in 7,000 elementary schools nationwide to experience safe and healthy play every day by 2020.Read more
On October 11, Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Fulton Leadership Academy is among six September recipients of the Innovation Fund Tiny Grant Award. The competitive grant award allows Georgia’s charter schools, traditional schools and school districts to move forward with small-scale programs that directly engage students. After receiving the $7,000 grant, Fulton Leadership Academy plans to use […]Read more
Amana Academy has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 STEM Education Awards sponsored by the Technology Association of Georgia and TAG Education Collaborative. The school is a finalist in the STEM Certified School Outreach category, which recognizes the critical role that schools that have already received state STEM certification play in mentoring schools that […]Read more
On Saturday, October 7, more than 300 volunteers from KIPP Vision, Delta Air Lines, Hands On Atlanta and the community transformed an empty field into a new playground for students at KIPP Vision Primary. Volunteers completed the entire build in six hours. Since the school opened in 2013, KIPP Vision Primary has never had a […]Read more
Wendy Aracich is the first virtual teacher to graduate from the Georgia Charter Schools Association’s GaTAPP program, an alternative certification program for existing teachers in Georgia’s charter schools. The certification was made possible after receiving permission from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Georgia Connections Academy and Georgia Charter Schools […]Read more
Are some Georgia students more important than others? Do some students deserve better facilities, buses, and instructional resources? The obvious answer is no, but you might be surprised to know that Georgia law creates just such an inequity. I am the Superintendent of a public State Commission Charter School that serves almost 600 K-12 students […]Read more
Genesis Innovation Academy for Boys and Genesis Innovation Academy for Girls are among the newest state-approved charter schools to open their doors this fall. The schools are co-located in a brightly lit campus along Custer Avenue in Atlanta. Genesis Innovation Academy offers single gender classrooms for students in […]Read more