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 inaugural senior class for their 100 […]
ATLANTA – 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 Latin Academy Charter School is an […]
Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is pleased to announce the selection of Hannah Heck as Vice Chair of GCSA’s Board of Directors. Heck’s knowledge about charter schools and her expertise in law, state government and education are the perfect combination for her new role overseeing the only nonprofit membership organization that advocates for Georgia’s charter schools. “We are excited to have […]
Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is excited to announce that Frank Morris has been selected as Chairman of Georgia Charter Schools Association’s Board of Directors. Morris was chosen for the new role due his extensive knowledge of public policy, his business background and his passion for edu
Georgia Charter Schools Association believes the recently released PDK poll on Georgians’ attitudes toward public schools highlights the need for additional high-quality charter public schools, particularly in the city of Atlanta. In fact, a slightly higher percentage of Georgians than those surveyed nationally said they would send their student to a charter public school versus […]
Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is troubled by the new report released today by the NAACP Task Force on Quality Education. We believe the report’s recommendations mirror the recent policy statement released by the National Education Association and further highlight the organization’s ties to union interests rather than its commitment to students of color. While GCSA […]
Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) welcomes a new stance toward public charter schools and the students they serve by the National Education Association (NEA). For the first time, the organization recognizes charter schools as public schools that offer parents and students alternative options to traditional public schools. However, the NEA fails to acknowledge the […]
Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is pleased to welcome Aarti Sharma as Vice President of New School Development. In her new position, she will oversee the only charter school incubator in the state of Georgia. Georgia Charter Schools Association believes Sharma will bring her expertise in state and local laws and the authorization process to GCSA’s successful incubator program.
Georgia’s public charter schools will receive dedicated facilities funding for the first time ever under legislation approved on Thursday by the Georgia General Assembly. House Bill 430 also creates new minimum standards for districts that authorize charter schools. The provisions, which were included in House Bill 430, were based on recommendations made by the Governor’s Education Reform Commission in 2015 and strongly supported by the Georgia Charter Schools Association and numerous education reform organizations.
“This legislation is a positive step forward for public charter schools in Georgia and will help them ensure the best possible educational experience for tens of thousands of children,” said Tony Roberts, president and CEO of the Georgia Charter Schools Association. “We want to thank Representative Buzz Brockway and Senator Fran Millar for their leadership on this important issue and the members in both chambers who put children first and voted yes on this important legislation.”
Congratulations to Keith Jackson for winning the Reach for the Stars (Teacher of the Year) Award. Jackson is a 4th grade teacher at Centennial Academy. “It has been my esteemed pleasure to serve the Centennial family community,” said Jackson. “I am happy to know that I am able to make a difference and change the […]
Georgia Charter Schools Association is pleased with the unanimous vote on Georgia House Bill 430 today by the Senate Education and Youth Committee. The bill gained committee passage by vote of 6-0 with bipartisan support. “Public charter schools play a critical role in the education of thousands of children throughout our state. While we remain hopeful that they […]