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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…


Act Now for Washington Students Responds to Pre-Filing of Senate Bill 6163

Coalition Underscores Urgency to Fix the Mess, Commends Legislature for Commitment to Act In response to yesterday’s pre-filing of proposed charter school legislation by Spokane…


WA Charters Statement on Supreme Court’s Refusal to Reconsider Ruling

Today’s decision from the Washington State Supreme Court denying both Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s and the Washington State Charter Schools Association’s motions to reconsider the…


Act Now for Washington Students: Coalition to Protect Washington’s Public Charter Schools Launches

School closures would displace, harm more than 1,100 students, primarily from families of color and communities struggling with poverty Seattle – Parents, students and education advocates…


Gregoire, McKenna and two other former Attorneys General challenge state Supreme Court ruling on charters

Four Former AG’s File Brief Urging Court to Reconsider Ruling That Threatens to Close Public Schools, Could Have Broad Implications Across Multiple State Programs AG’s:…


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