Why charter schools? Public charter schools give more options to Washington children — options that give every child the opportunity to succeed and be prepared for college and their careers.

By 2018, close to 70 percent of jobs in the Washington State will require a college degree or credential. Every child deserves to have access to these careers — to succeed in work and life. Washington state charter schools are working to ensure this becomes a reality.

Our mission is to support the start-up of high-quality public charter schools, with a focus on serving at-risk populations and students who do not currently have access to high-performing schools.

More options, more success. Across the country, charter schools are playing an important role in providing educational opportunities for students from all backgrounds.

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For low-income African-American students in charter schools

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For low-income students regardless of ethnic background

Based on new research from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University

CREDO’s findings reveal that charter schools are offering a new path of opportunity for low-income black and Hispanic students, and materially closing the achievement gap.