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Proposed Walla Walla Public Charter School to Present at Community Forum

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – July 23, 2015 – The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) is excited to share that this evening, the Washington…


WA Charters Statement on Commission’s Decision About First Place Scholars

Today, the Washington State Charter School Commission rejected a motion to revoke First Place Scholars’ charter contract, instead imposing a twelve-month probation with additional conditions…


National Report Ranks Washington’s Charter Law Fourth in the Nation

Washington’s voter-approved charter school law is the fourth strongest in the nation, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ annual state-by-state comparison of…


Broad Coalition of Supporters File Briefs in Support of Charter Law

Parents, Educators, Approved Charter Schools, Civic Leaders, Education Advocates, Community and Business Leaders Signal Strong Support for Washington’s Charter School Law Olympia, Wash. – Washington…


First Public Charter School in Washington State to Open

First Place Scholars Charter School to Serve Underserved Families in Seattle Seattle – Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) CEO Thomas Franta issued the…


In Case You Missed It: Spokane Public Schools to consider three charter school proposals

BY Judith SpitzerSpokane Journal of BusinessJuly 3, 2014 Three separate and vastly different organizations met the June 15 deadline to file notices of intent with Spokane…


Editorial: Lawmakers should help others help charters

The Spokesman-ReviewJune 10, 2014 When Washington approves a charter school, it doesn’t come with a check. By the time the first eight have opened their…


Center on Reinventing Public Education: Washington’s First District Authorizer Approaches Charters with a Collaborative Mindset

Washington State voters approved a charter school initiative in 2012—its fourth appearance on the ballot—making Washington the 42nd state to allow charter schools. Spokane Public…


In Case You Missed It: Los Angeles charter students learn more than in traditional public schools

BY Kristen MullerSouthern California Public Radio (KPCC)March 15, 2014           Stanford University’s Center for Research on Economic Outcomes (CREDO) issued a…


EdWeek: Gates Foundation Grants Aim to Foster District-Charter Cooperation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said Wednesday that it is awarding $100,000 each to schools in five cities to promote collaboration between charter schools…


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