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WA Senate Votes YES for Students, Passes Bipartisan Bill 6194

Bipartisan Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk, Advocates Urge Inslee to Sign Into Law OLYMPIA — Legislators in the Washington State Senate voted today to approve…


Students on Path to Win: House Passes Bill to Save Public Charter Schools

Advocates: This Is a Huge Victory for Washington Kids   OLYMPIA — In an 11th hour vote, legislators in the Washington State House of Representatives…


Parents, Students, Advocates to House Education Committee: “Please Save Our Schools”

OLYMPIA — More than 75 public charter school parents, students, community leaders and advocates traveled from across the state to Olympia today to support Senate…


16,550 Supporters and Counting in Campaign to Keep Public Charter Schools Open

Campaign to Keep Washington’s Public Charter Schools Open Continues to Build Momentum OLYMPIA – Act Now for Washington Students—the student and parent led coalition to keep…


Washington’s Public Charter Schools on Path to Successful First Year Despite Threat of Closure Following State Supreme Court Ruling

Early Data Indicates Rapid Gains in Student Achievement SEATTLE – Data released this week from several of Washington’s public charter schools reveals that the new…


Summit Olympus Student To Serve As Senator O’Ban Page

Katie Wilton (right) will be a Senate page this year. Katie Wilton, a founding student at Summit Olympus, will serve as a page for Washington…


Senate Votes to Pass Bill that Saves Public Charter Schools, Hope for Families Grows

As SB 6194 Moves Out of Senate, Eyes Turn Toward the House OLYMPIA – Today, a majority of the Senate voted in favor of SB…


Public Charter Bill Advances, Bolsters Hope for Students

Following Testimony from Students and Parents, Senate Ways & Means Committee Approves Bill to Save Public Charter Schools Statewide OLYMPIA – After hearing impassioned testimony yesterday,…


Public Charter Bill Moves Forward

Following Testimony from Students and Parents, Senate Education Committee Votes for Bill to Save Public Charter Schools Statewide OLYMPIA – After hearing passionate testimony on Tuesday…


Act Now for Washington Students Commends Senators On New Charter School Proposal

Coalition applauds bipartisan commitment to reinstate will of voters, keep schools open, and address education inequality      OLYMPIA — Act Now For Washington Students…


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