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House Democrats Introduce New Legislation to Keep Public Charter Schools Open, Restore Will of Voters

Reps. Sawyer and Morris Join Growing List of Democrats Pushing to Save Public Schools OLYMPIA – The student- and parent-led coalition Act Now 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…


Temporary Patch, But Students Still in Limbo

Schools could close if Legislature doesn’t act—final ruling creates added urgency SEATTLE – Last week, the State Supreme Court passed down its official mandate, confirming…


Public Charter Schools Narrow in on Solution to Keep Schools Open Through 2015-16 School Year

Supporters outline legislative solution that reflects spirit of voters SEATTLE — Washington’s public charter schools are narrowing in on a stopgap solution that would keep…


House Democrat Sawyer Announces Support for Public Charters

Pierce County democratic leader calls upon fellow legislators to fight for our most vulnerable kids, keep local schools open Seattle—In response to the state Supreme…


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…


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