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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 Schools (SPS) submitted its application to authorize charter schools shortly…


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 report Saturday that found charter school students in Los Angeles…


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 and traditional public school districts, part of a program that has channeled $25…


For Immediate Release: Jan. 30, 2014

WA Charters Applauds Approval of Seven Public Charter SchoolsWill Support Prospective School Founders in Strengthening Charter Applications for Summer 2014 Seattle, Wash. – Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) interim CEO Marta Reyes-Newberry issued…


AP: Forums on proposed WA charter schools begin Monday

SEATTLE (AP) – People who want to learn more about the first proposed charter schools in Washington state can attend public forums beginning Monday in Spokane. The Washington Charter School Commission will give each applicant…


December News Round-up: WA State Charter Schools

Public charter schools have been a hot topic the past few weeks, with stories about charter school applicants and the King County judge upholding our state charter school law. Here’s a round-up of the most…


EdWeek: Core of Washington State’s Charter Law Upheld, Attorney General Says

A superior court judge in the state of Washington, ruling on a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Washington state’s charter school law, has found that most of the statute is constitutional, according to the interpretation…


Washington taking applications for charter schools

SEATTLE — The state’s new Charter School Commission opened the statewide application process for charter schools Monday. The first step in the process is an Oct. 22 deadline for submitting a letter of intent to…


10 groups plan to apply to open WA charter schools

SEATTLE — Ten organizations are the first to say they plan to apply to open charter schools in Washington state. Tuesday is the deadline for filing a notice of intent to apply an application with…


Charter School Proposals Could Pave Way for Education Ideas

Washington state, ahead of the national curve in so many areas of public policy, is a notable laggard on the issue of charter schools. Washington finally joined 41 other states and the District of Columbia…


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