A Parent’s Letter to Senator Hasegawa: Please Listen


A Parent’s Letter to Senator Hasegawa: Please Listen

I am a public school parent from Seattle, Washington. My teenage son Miles is enrolled in Rainier Prep, a public charter middle school in South…


Parent Perspective: For my family, it’s about the freedom to choose the best fit

Since the State Supreme Court ruled Washington’s voter-approved public charter school law unconstitutional, we’ve heard from hundreds of parents who passionately want to see charter…


Attorney General asks Supreme Court to reconsider charter school ruling

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson joins four former AGs in believing the Supreme Court got the charter school ruling wrong.


Editorial: Lawmakers should help others help charters

The Spokesman-ReviewJune 10, 2014 When Washington approves a charter school, it doesn’t come with a check. By the time the first eight have opened their…


A Teacher’s View: Charter schools will help at-risk students

  A retired public school teacher, Cathy Smith recently shared her thoughts on public charter schools in The Olympian. As she states, charter schools will help at-risk students. ……


Charter School Proposals Could Pave Way for Education Ideas

Washington state, ahead of the national curve in so many areas of public policy, is a notable laggard on the issue of charter schools. Washington…


Editorial: Charter Schools Association an ally in shaping new schools

This editorial about the Association ran in The Seattle Times on Sunday, July 7. SKEPTICS and proponents of charter schools have a new ally. The Charter Schools…


Op-ed: Charter schools should ignite change for the better

This op-ed piece, written by Lyle Quasim, appeared in The News Tribune on April 14, 2013. I applaud the Tacoma School Board for signaling an…


New charter school commission can learn from other states

Based on 20 years of experience in other states, the nine members of the recently appointed State Charter School Commission are in for hard work,…


Editorial: Strong appointees power state’s charter-school commission

The nine appointed to Washington’s new charter-school commission could offer a powerful vision on non-traditional public schools. WASHINGTON’S newly appointed charter-school commission holds strong promise…


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After these PRIDE Prep Public Charter School 6th-graders finished reading the novel Peak by Roland Smith, they researched mountain and rock climbing techniques and applied what they learned at Wild Walls, Inc. Walls! ... See MoreSee Less

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These Innovation High School students competed in the National History Day competition and will attend the state competition at the beginning of May! ... See MoreSee Less

More than 90 strong at the Intergenerational High School public forum tonight. Heartfelt voices of many parents and partners in the community were heard in support for the school, proposed to launch in Bellingham in 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

The miniature horses have arrived! Animals as Natural Therapy is a key partner of Intergenerational High School, a new charter high school proposed to open in Whatcom County in fall 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

These PRIDE Prep Public Charter School 6th graders took a trip to observe the Spokane River and the Monroe Street Bridge to help them learn more about water and how to improve water transport, use and disposal. ... See MoreSee Less

WATCH: Trailer for a new documentary short featuring an Excel Charter Public School student! Join us on May 4 at our conference for the premiere of “Noah’s Story” ... See MoreSee Less

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