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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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