Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland: Public Charter Schools Help Children Succeed


Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland: Public Charter Schools Help Children Succeed

As a proud graduate of Tacoma Public Schools, an advocate for public education and an elected official who cares deeply about our city and state’s…


The Olympian Endorses YES on 1240–Public Charter Schools Essential to Goal of Innovating K-12

The Washington public school system needs more innovation, especially to meet the needs of low-income, high-risk children from communities of color struggling in traditional public…


Spokesman-Review Urges YES on 1240—Teachers, Parents and Students Deserve to Seek Their Own Results

…[I]t’s time, finally, for Washington voters to approve charter schools by saying yes to Initiative 1240. Education is not about teachers, or schools, or school…


Teachers United Endorses Initiative 1240, the Washington Public Charter Schools InitiativeTeachers Group Supports Measure as Effective Approach to Helping Struggling Students

SEATTLE – Teachers United, a young and growing statewide organization of teachers dedicated to improving public education, announced today that it has endorsed Initiative 1240, a measure that will authorize a limited number of public charter schools in Washington State. Teachers United also released a policy position paper summarizing the work and thoughts of their teachers (see attached policy position paper).


Charter Success Story: Bronx Charter School Awarded Blue Ribbon by US Department of Education

The Bronx Charter School for Excellence won the distinction of being one of three charter schools in the state to win a National Blue Ribbon…


Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Urges YES Vote on 1240–It’s Time to Embrace the Option of Public Charter Schools

The top priority of most citizens in Washington state is to improve education. It’s the right priority. And this is why it makes sense for…


Seattle Business Chamber Endorses YES on 1240 to Improve K-12 Education

The Chamber’s Board of Trustees also adopted a resolution supporting Initiative 1240, which would allow a limited number of charter schools in the state. The Chamber has historically supported efforts to improve K-12 education in Washington state, and specific to [I-1240], members believe there is compelling evidence that it will provide parents and students with a proven alternative for education that already exists in many states throughout the country.


Tacoma News-Tribune Endorses YES on 1240’s Public Charter Schools as Option Struggling Children Deserve

The measure would authorize the creation of up to 40 charter schools, public schools freed from many bureaucratic regulations. They are commonly launched and governed by teachers and parents who believe their local schools are failing their students.


Seattle Times: The Achievement Gap is Real and Bridging It Requires Public Charter Schools

Washington state is failing too many of its 1 million public-school children. Despite an on-time graduation rate of 76.6 percent for the class of 2011, overall nearly one in four students do not graduate on time. Of those who do, too many are unprepared for college-level work. …


State Attorney General Says I-1240 ‘Clearly Constitutional’

OLYMPIA — Charter schools would be constitutional in Washington state under the system proposed by this year’s ballot initiative, Attorney general and would-be governor Rob McKenna said Tuesday.


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On May 3rd and 4th, 2019, WA Charters will host our Fifth Annual Conference in SeaTac, WA.

As the largest Washington state charter public school convening of the year, our conference brings together national, regional and local experts and is a great opportunity for charter school leaders, teachers, board members, parents, advocates, and students to connect, learn and be inspired. Registration will be open in mid-January 2019 - stay tuned for program details. Free childcare will be provided for children ages 4-12 on Saturday, May 4.

Learn more about submitting a session proposal and sponsorship opportunities by visiting this site: conference.wacharters.org/2019/

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Washington State Charter Schools Association

Enrollment at Spokane International Academy opens for the 2019-20 school year on Jan. 1st!

Families with students in Kindergarten - 7th grade who are interested in a public school option that focuses on developing academic skills, strength of character and international mindedness can Learn more at www.spokaneintlacademy.org
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PRIDE Prep Public Charter School students participated in the Regional FIRST Lego League robotics competition with 25 other teams in the areas of project presentation, robot design, core values and programming their robots. Congrats Pride Prep! ... See MoreSee Less

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Today we recognize and support National Human Rights on the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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Take some time to read and share the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/index.html
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See these Impact Public Schools scholars show off in the best possible way!

The school held its 2nd Kindergarten Student Showcase where students answered the question "How does food get from the farm to my table?” using research, writing and art.
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“Each charter institution is locally governed by its own board of directors, and that non-profit panel and the school they oversee are both held accountable to the same standards as the public system by the office of the state superintendent. In addition to these regulations, charter schools in Washington are also beholden to a separate entity of oversight as well.”

Watch co-founders Sara Rolfs and Rick Wray discuss the process of opening Wenatchee’s first ever charter school! The two spoke with iFIBER ONE News in Part Two of a series on charter public schools, Charter Schools 101.

The next installment of the series will focus proposed staffing and classroom structure. Tune in to learn more about how charter public schools work in Washington state!

www.ifiberone.com/columbia_basin/charter-schools-part/article_7fd81e96-f829-11e8-bcc8-ef7627433d0...
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SAVE THE DATES!
On May 3rd and 4th, 2019, WA Charters will host our Fifth Annual Conference in SeaTac, WA.

As the largest Washington state charter public school convening of the year, our conference brings together national, regional and local experts and is a great opportunity for charter school leaders, teachers, board members, parents, advocates, and students to connect, learn and be inspired.

Registration will be open in mid-January 2019 - stay tuned for program details. Free childcare will be provided for children ages 4-12 on Saturday, May 4.

Learn more about submitting a session proposal and sponsorship opportunities by visiting this site: conference.wacharters.org/2019/

We hope to see you there!
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Washington State Charter Schools Association

Every week, these PRIDE Prep Public Charter School students prepare Bite to Go weekend meal bags by organizing the small pantry, taking inventory, bagging and delivering food. ... See MoreSee Less

“Throughout my four years here I’ve taken my education very seriously, determined to not only be the first to graduate college in my immediate family but to also prove to myself that my fate is controlled by me and me only – not a vicious cycle. But what Summit has taught me is that I do NOT have to do it alone.”

Meet Ashley, a senior at Summit Sierra. She will be one of the first students to graduate from a charter public high school in Washington state.

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