ATLANTA – As the spotlight turns to Georgia during the Democratic National Debate, the American Federation for Children, GeorgiaCAN, Georgia Center for Opportunity, the Georgia Charter Schools Association and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation want to illuminate the positive impact public charter schools are having on Georgia students. Recent scores on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) found that on average Georgia charter school students scored at least 13 points above district students in both math and reading. Georgia charter schools are also bridging the gap for African-American students who scored at least 18 points higher in reading and mathematics than their district peers.
For Immediate Release August 6, 2019 ATLANTA – Charter schools are tuition-free, independently-operated public schools that have the freedom to put students first and meet their individual needs. In exchange for autonomy and flexibility, charter schools are held to higher standards for student and operational performance. In Georgia, all charter public schools operate under the […]
For Immediate Release August 1, 2019 ATLANTA – Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is pleased to announce that all of GCSA’s Charter Incubator schools were approved by the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) on Wednesday, July 31. Amana Academy West, Atlanta SMART Academy, Atlanta Unbound Academy and D.E.L.T.A. STEAM Academy were among a group […]
NEW YORK and GEORGIA — EL Education, in collaboration with the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), is proud to announce Kolt Bloxson as a joint fellow with the GCSA Incubator and EL Education’s 2019 School Design Program. The EL Education School Design Fellowship supports innovative and entrepreneurial educators to design, launch, and lead new EL Education schools. The GCSA Incubator Program develops and supports high-quality charter schools throughout Georgia prior to their opening and throughout their first year of operation.
GCSA’s Incubator Program Announces $75,000 Grants for Individuals Seeking to Launch a High-Quality Charter School
f you are interested in starting a charter school in Georgia, the Georgia Charter Schools Association has a grant for you! The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is pleased to announce competitive grants of up to $75,000 to support founding school leaders to open charter schools within Atlanta Public Schools. Incubator grants allow applicants to devote their time and energy towards launching a high-quality charter school. These grants support the cost of living expenses for applicants, making it possible for them to focus their efforts on launching high-quality schools rather than balancing the intense demands of opening a school while working full-time.
For Immediate Release January 18, 2019 ATLANTA (Jan. 16, 2019) – Join the Georgia Charter Schools Association and GeorgiaCan for the 2019 Metro Atlanta Charter School Expo on Saturday, Jan. 26. This important event offers families the opportunity to learn more about their local public charter school options as they consider enrollment for the next […]
For Immediate Release January 11, 2019 Dr. Bonnie Holliday to Serve as GCSA’s Executive Vice President for Policy and External Relations ATLANTA – Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) welcomes Dr. Bonnie Holliday, outgoing Executive Director of the State Charter School Commission, as its Executive Vice President for Policy and External Relations. “We […]
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.