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Washington State Charter Schools Association Reaffirms Commitment to Quality

Washington joins 39 charter support organizations nationwide in signing first-of-its-kind commitment to holding schools accountable for student success SEATTLE – Today, the Washington State Charter…


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…


PRIDE Prep and Spokane International Academy to host state’s first public charter school lotteries in Spokane; mark today a historic moment for Washington’s nascent charter school movement

  In anticipation of the state’s first charter school lotteries happening this evening in Spokane, Washington State Charter Schools Association (“WA Charters”) CEO Thomas Franta…


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…


Six Public Charter Schools in Washington State Receive Grant Funding

Six public charter schools in Washington state receive critical funding to help give families access to a range of high-quality public school options.


Spokane Native to Open Public Charter School

Spokane International Academy Approved to Open a K-8 in the Fall of 2015 Spokane, Wash. – Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) CEO Thomas…


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…


WA Charters Welcomes New Leader

For Immediate Release: July 31, 2014 WA Charters Welcomes New LeaderPublic Servant, School District Leader, Charter Authorizer, Veteran and Parent Thomas Franta Appointed as CEO Seattle…


For Immediate Release: July 16, 2014

Seven Prospective Founders Apply to Open Charter SchoolsPast Year a Total of 31 Groups Have Expressed Interest, 28 Groups Have Applied and Eight Schools Have…


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