ATLANTA – Georgia Charter Schools Association congratulates former state Representative Mike Dudgeon on his new role as Director of Policy for Lt. Governor-Elect Geoff Duncan. Dudgeon will step down from GCSA’s Board of Directors later this month as he begins focusing on this exciting position. Georgia Charter Schools Association wishes him well and is pleased to have such a strong advocate for public charter schools and Georgia families working alongside Georgia’s next Lieutenant Governor.
For Immediate Release July 25, 2018 Ethos Classical, Harriet Tubman School of Science and Technology, TCAAD, and Yi Hwang Academy Approved by the State Charter Schools Commission ATLANTA – Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is proud to announce that all three of the GCSA charter incubator schools that applied for state approval received […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2018 Gov. Nathan Deal Signs HB 787 during National Charter Schools Week ATLANTA – The Georgia Charter Schools Association is grateful to Gov. Nathan Deal for signing House Bill 787 and his continued commitment to public education. The signing comes during National Charter Schools Week and the twentieth anniversary […]
GCSA’s Incubator Program and redefinED Announce up to $75,000 for Those Seeking to Launch a High-Quality Charter School
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2018 ATLANTA, GA – If you are interested in starting a charter school, there is a new grant opportunity that could help you launch a brand new school. Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is pleased to announce competitive grants of up to $75,000 to support founding school leaders or founding […]
ATLANTA, GA – This is the first time since austerity cuts began more than a decade ago that the Quality Basic Education (QBE) Formula is fully funded. This is wonderful news for all of Georgia’s public schools. Georgia Charter Schools Association is grateful for the leadership of Gov. Nathan Deal and House and Senate budget leaders who were able to reach this important agreement for Georgia students. For state-authorized charter schools, it will mean an additional $2.7 million in total funding. The amount for locally-approved charter schools will be determined by local school districts.
MARCH 29, 2018 Members of the Georgia General Assembly overwhelmingly approve HB 787 on the last day of the legislative session ATLANTA, GA – On Thursday, March 29, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 787, legislation that will provide additional funding for state-authorized charter schools and that mandates “forward funding” for growth of all […]
We are truly saddened by the death of former Georgia Governor Zell Miller. Miller was a true champion for education. He helped pave the way for the more than 86,000 children who are enrolled in a Georgia charter school today. In 1993, he signed a law allowing for conversion charter schools. In 1998, Miller took an even larger step by signing an act that led to the creation of startup charter schools throughout Georgia. Twenty years later, we reflect on his life and legacy and are grateful for all that he did to benefit the state’s public school students.
Georgia Charter Schools Association is grateful for the commitment by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to fight for greater funding equity for Georgia’s state-authorized charter schools. The Lt. Gov. previously pledged to support increased funding prior to the start of the legislative session. Today’s statement reiterates his support and dedication to the more than 86,000 children of Georgia who attend public charter schools.
Rep. Scott Hilton and 150 Charter School Advocates to Rally in Support of Charter School Funding Equity Legislation
MARCH, 14 2018 Charter school advocates from across the state will gather at the Georgia Capitol with HB 787 sponsor Rep. Scott Hilton, the Georgia Charter Schools Association and other elected officials in support of more equitable funding for state charter schools. ATLANTA, GA – On Thursday, March, 15, more than 150 charter school students, parents, […]
Feb. 20, 2018 ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is pleased to announce that DeKalb PATH Academy has been named GCSA’s 2018 Charter School of the Year. After meeting GCSA eligibility criteria, DeKalb PATH Academy was selected as the Georgia Charter School of the Year by a committee made up of individuals not […]
Oct. 4, 2017 ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) commends Charles R. Drew Charter School for receiving the number one high school graduation rate in Atlanta Public Schools. Drew Charter School also tied with eleven other schools for the number one high school graduation rate in Georgia. “We are very proud of our […]
Sept. 14, 2017 ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Charter Schools Association is troubled to learn that the alleged theft by former Latin Academy School Leader Chris Clemons has grown to $1.3 million. If Clemons is found guilty, we believe he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The alleged theft that occurred at […]