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Are you passionate about education reform in Washington State? Do you want to lead the implementation of high-quality public charter schools in districts across Washington?…


Next Steps for Washington State Charters

There have been some exciting recent developments toward the development of high-quality public charter schools in Washington. Earlier this month, the State Board of Education…


Happy Hour Discussion with National Blended Learning Experts

October 8th 5pm – 7pm McKinstry Innovation Center 210 S. Hudson Street (3rd floor) Free parking available on the first and second floors Please join us…


Opportunity for Washington Charter Applicants

In order to support the growing charter school movement in our state, the Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) is launching a new membership…


State now taking applications for charter schools

SEATTLE (AP) – Washington state’s new Charter School Commission opened the statewide application process for charter schools on Monday. The first step in the process…


Tacoma shows new interest in charter schools

Board members say questions that stopped them from filing an application last year have been answered Tacoma Public Schools will submit a second letter of…


Washington’s charter-school pioneers need to be bold

Three Washington educators are at the forefront of the state’s new charter school effort. Columnist Lynne K. Varner welcomes them to this exciting endeavor. Today…


Washington State Voter Analysis Shows Support Among Minority Communities

This blog originally ran on the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools website. One of the most interesting aspects of last fall’s ballot box victory…


Three women and a charter schools movement

My column this week features three longtime Washington educators preparing to launch three separate public charter schools. Brenda McDonald, Kristina Bellamy-McClain and Maggie O’Sullivan are…


Spokane Public Schools taking proposals as cutoff nears

Seven years of foreign language. Extra math and science. Nine-hour school days and an extended school year. These are the makings of a charter school…


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Charter schools are putting kids first by giving passionate teachers the flexibility to create dynamic lesson plans tailored to kids’ individual needs! #CharterSchoolsWeek ... See MoreSee Less

Watch this great video from the Gates Foundation on how education after high school can be life changing. www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRs9rmojCY4&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

On Wednesdays Excel Public Charter School students participate in seminars to enrich and enhance the skills used in the classroom. Check out this seminar using computational thinking methods to create paper roller coasters! #STEAM ... See MoreSee Less

Check out these Rainier Prep Public Charter School 8th graders who visited the King County South Wastewater Treatment Facility. ... See MoreSee Less

This week is National Charter Schools Week — a celebration of public charter schools across the country! Join in the celebration #CharterSchoolsWeek ... See MoreSee Less

PRIDE Prep Public Charter School students use cans, plants, slabs of wood and statistics to build wall planters to measure soil moisture, temperature, and light intensity and create their own lab! Science, students will propose hypotheses on what variables will impact plant growth while math students will run statistical analysis of real-life data that they gather. ... See MoreSee Less

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