Tag: school choice

School Reform but not School Improvement

Reform gets a bad name when educational leaders experiment with educating children.  Transformation but No Improvement! Ed Johnson, Advocate for Quality in Public Education for many years has stood as a solid educational advocate for Atlanta children and families. He has consistently spoken out about the current Atlanta Public Schools District. He has written and spoken these words; Atlanta has had school choice as…

All in the Family! Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School

“We believe that all parents should have choice in regards to the type of educational program that is being offered in their community!”  Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School is a groundbreaking charter school in Atlanta. I would attribute this to the involvement of families in the development and operations of the schools. ANCS is what I call a true, community based…

APS, Say Yes To School Choice!

On Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education will hold it’s Community Meeting at 130 Trinity Avenue and we need you there. As you may know, there are currently two new charter schools looking to open in Atlanta by fall 2019: Ethos Classical and Harriet Tubman School of Science and Technology. Both schools have submitted…

GCSA Says Yes to School Choice!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2018 GCSA’s Incubator Program and redefinED Announce up to $75,000 for Those Seeking to Launch a High-Quality Charter School 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…

The Debate Continues: The Ongoing Feud Between the Public Schools

We can support school choice and advocate for the equality and improvement of all schools! – Charter School Parent/Public School Alumni  As legislators are looking at House Bills that will impact education in Georgia, there are many advocacy campaigns that are using negative language and messaging against traditional public schools in the name of school choice. It’s always a small group of people…

Alisha Thomas Morgan on Running for Office at 22, the NAACP and Sundays With the Real Housewives

At 23 years old Alisha Thomas Morgan became the first African-American to represent Cobb County in the Georgia House of Representatives. During her 12 years of service,  as a legislator and mom, Morgan championed the expansion of school choice options for Georgia parents. In 2015, Morgan became executive director/superintendent of Ivy Preparatory Academies, an all-girls charter network servicing metro Atlanta…

4 Squares: A Parent’s Perspective on Traditional Public Schools and Public Charter Schools

“I believe in school choice and I also believe in traditional public education. That’s my choice!” Keisha Spells, Parent Advocate  Four squares represents the perspective of a parent and employee of both public traditional schools and public charter schools. Parent advocate Keisha Spells shares her experience in both worlds and in both roles. At the beginning of the interview, Ms. Spells shared:…