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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Join us for a Charter 101 information session on Oct. 24. from 6pm-7:30pm at Pride Prep Public Charter School, 811 E. Sprague Ave. Suite A, Spokane, WA 99202.

Current and potential charter school families and the community are invited to attend and learn more about charter public schools. We’ll be there to answer questions and provide the facts and there will also be the opportunity to hear from parents, staff, and partners.

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Want to know more about charter public schools?

Attend the Charter 101 information session on Oct. 24. from 6pm-7:30pm at Pride Prep Public Charter School, 811 E. Sprague Ave. Suite A, Spokane, WA 99202.

Current and interested charter school families and the community are invited to join us and learn about charter public schools. We’ll be there to answer questions and provide the facts. There will also be the opportunity to hear from parents, staff, and partners.

Childcare will be provided for kids 4 and up and light snacks will also be available.

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Watch this humanities teacher describe how she and her colleagues help change the education trajectory for their students.
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