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Smarter Balanced Assessment Results Show Promising Gains For Students at Washington’s First-Year Charter Public Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2016 CONTACT: Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 As Schools Head into Second Year, Advocates Look Forward to Tracking Another Year…


State Files Its Own Motion to Dismiss Political Arguments in Charter School Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2016 CONTACT: Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821 or Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 State Files Its Own Motion to Dismiss…


Parents and Students Take a Stand Against Attacks on Their Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2016 CONTACT: Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821 or Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 Families from Each of Washington’s Charter Public…


Washington State Charter Schools Association Issues Statement 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2016 CONTACT: Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821  Lawsuit flies in the face of voters, bipartisan legislative effort to save local…


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…


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