Stay informed on the latest news about public charter schools. Learn more about what’s happening at the Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) and with public charter schools in Washington.


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 – Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) today announced…


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 Been Approved Across Washington Seattle – WA Charters interim CEO…


UPDATE – For Immediate Release: June 18, 2014

14 Groups Announce Intentions to Open High-Quality Charter Schools To Date Total of 34 Groups Expressed Interest, 21 Prospective Founders Applied and Eight Schools Approved Across Washington State Seattle – The Washington State Charter Schools…


Photo Release: May 9, 2014

WA Charter Schools Association’s Inaugural Conference Kicks Off More than 350 Participants, Teachers and Leaders Gathered to Develop Strong New Public Charter Schools; Seattle Seahawk Russell Okung Gives Keynote  SeaTac, Wash. – The Washington State…


For Immediate Release: May 8, 2014

WA Charter Schools Association’s Inaugural Conference Kicks Off More than 300 Teachers and Leaders Gather to Collectively Develop Strong New Public Charter Schools; Seahawks and Super Bowl Champion Russell Okung to Give Keynote  SeaTac, Wash….


For Immediate Release: March 19, 2014

Plans Announced for First Annual Washington Charter Schools ConferenceRegistration for Conference, to be Held in May, Opens Today Seattle, Wash. – Today WA Charters announced plans for the first annual Washington State Charter Schools Association Conference…


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…


For Immediate Release: Jan. 23 2014

First Public Charter School Approved in Washington State Spokane Public Schools Approves PRIDE Prep Led By WA Charters Fellow Brenda McDonald Spokane, Wash. – Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) interim CEO Marta Reyes-Newberry…


News Release: School Leader Hosts Community Forums in Tacoma to Discuss Charter Schools

WA Charters fellow Kristina Bellamy-McClain will lead meetings in Tacoma to discuss community needs and answer questions about public charter schools FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TACOMA – A series of public forums will take place in…


Summit Public Schools and Green Dot Public Schools Applying to Come to Washington

NEWS RELEASE WA Charters Announces Summit Public Schools and Green Dot Public Schools Applying to Come to Washington Proven Charter Operators to Join Local Public School Leaders in Building a High-Quality Charter School Sector  Seattle, Wash. –…


Next Entries »