Read this Savannah Morning News story on the passage of Senate Bill 59, a bill that will bring more funding and resource to Georgia charter schools. The story features GCSA President and CEO, Tony Roberts and Barry Lollis, Executive Director of Savannah Classical Academy and Peter Ulrich, principal of Tybee Island Maritime Academy!
We’re thrilled that the Georgia General Assembly approved Senate Bill 59, a bill that will bring more funding and resources to Georgia public charter schools. Our President and CEO, Tony Roberts, was quoted in this Albany Herald story on the passage of Senate Bill 59: https://bit.ly/3a7o7b3
There is strong support for public charter schools in Georgia! A new Cygnal public opinion poll found that 67% of voters in our state favor charter schools. Read more about the poll in the publications below:
As National School Choice Week begins, RaShaun Holliman, Georgia Charter Schools Association’s Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Government Relations, says charter schools give parents vital options in this op-ed […]
Tony Roberts, GCSA’s president and CEO wrote this opinion piece in the AJC explaining how Georgia public charter schools benefit the overall public school system.
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement has just selected Drew Charter School as a recipient of its “Fiscal Year 2016 Innovation Fund Grant Award.” The school will receive a $700,000 implementation grant for a project that aims to eliminate summer learning loss, increase teachers’ content knowledge, support more rigorous and creative project-based learning and accelerate students’ skill development.
The Georgia Charter Schools Association is writing this open letter to express our deep concern regarding the new charter policy adopted by the DeKalb County School Board on September 14, 2015. We believe the district’s new policy is at odds with the State Board of Education and could be in violation of state law. We’re also fearful this signals decreasing support for start-up charter schools at a time when the district wants to become a charter system.
As the calendar runs down to the opening days of school, many are asking where Georgia’s newest startup charter schools will be opening?
Increasingly, Georgia voters express support for public charter schools. The more voters learn about what charter schools are and how they operate, the greater the support, regardless of the voters’ political party affiliation, race, gender, or age.
Nearly 2,000 Georgia public school students – most of whom are minorities – are learning in single-gender classrooms that use research on the emotional, physical and intellectual development of children to create a culture and curriculum that inspires students to achieve. These creative same-sex classrooms are housed in urban public charter schools in metro Atlanta.
The option of charter school admissions preferences for Georgia’s educationally disadvantaged students
One of the great education stories in Georgia has been the success of a distinguished group of charter schools dedicated to serving low and mixed-income students. This includes schools focused on closing the achievement gap for low-income students, like KIPP. It also includes schools with missions to educate diverse, mixed-income populations, such as Drew Charter School, Kindezi, and Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School. These and other high-performing charter schools have provided a path to success for thousands of low-income students in Georgia.