ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp signed vital charter school legislation today during a bill signing ceremony held at Kennesaw State University. Senate Bill 59 provides more equitable funding and resources for Georgia’s 70,000 public charter school students. The signing of SB 59 into law comes after receiving approval from the Georgia General Assembly during the 2021 legislative session.
More Georgia children will soon have access to a high-quality public school thanks to a vote by the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia. On Wednesday, the SCSC approved five public charter schools participating in Georgia Charter Schools Association’s Charter Incubator program, a competitive and rigorous, year-long training process that recruits and trains top talent to start public charter schools in Georgia. DeKalb Brilliance Academy, Liberation Academy, Miles Ahead Charter School, Peace Academy and ZEST Preparatory Academy were among a group of only six new start-up charter school petitioners the SCSC decided to authorize for the 2022-2023 school year.
ATLANTA – The Georgia General Assembly delivered a major win for Georgia charter schools today. Senate Bill 59, a crucial charter school bill that that provides more equitable funding and resources for Georgia’s 70,000 public charter school students, passed the Senate 40 to 11 and the House 113 to 51.
Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is excited to announce Leslie Gabbianelli as our New Vice President of Finance.
Leslie has twelve years of experience helping to improve school systems nationwide. She began her career in a leadership development program at GlaxoSmithKline before becoming an Education Pioneers fellow in the Development office of Teach For America.
ATLANTA—Georgia voters overwhelmingly support public charter schools. Two-thirds, 67%, of likely voters participating in a Cygnal public opinion poll expressed favorable views of public charter schools. The survey of 640 likely voters also found that a sizeable percentage of parents who live in metro Atlanta (72%) and (75%) in South and East Georgia would send their children to a public charter school if one was available in their community.
For Immediate Release Friday, June 26 Georgia Legislature Shows Outstanding Support for Public Charter School Funding & Legislation ATLANTA—Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is grateful to members of the General Assembly […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.