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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@PridePrep students Kennadi and Tucker were acknowledged by SNAP for their hard work over the past six months on developing a phone app for energy assistance. ... See MoreSee Less

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On May 3rd and 4th, 2019, WA Charters will host our Fifth Annual Conference in SeaTac, WA.

As the largest Washington state charter public school convening of the year, our conference brings together national, regional and local experts and is a great opportunity for charter school leaders, teachers, board members, parents, advocates, and students to connect, learn and be inspired. Registration will be open in mid-January 2019 - stay tuned for program details. Free childcare will be provided for children ages 4-12 on Saturday, May 4.

Learn more about submitting a session proposal and sponsorship opportunities by visiting this site: conference.wacharters.org/2019/

We hope to see you there!
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Washington State Charter Schools Association

Enrollment at Spokane International Academy opens for the 2019-20 school year on Jan. 1st!

Families with students in Kindergarten - 7th grade who are interested in a public school option that focuses on developing academic skills, strength of character and international mindedness can Learn more at www.spokaneintlacademy.org
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Washington State Charter Schools Association

PRIDE Prep Public Charter School students participated in the Regional FIRST Lego League robotics competition with 25 other teams in the areas of project presentation, robot design, core values and programming their robots. Congrats Pride Prep! ... See MoreSee Less

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Today we recognize and support National Human Rights on the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
#StandUp4HumanRights #WorldHumanRightsDay

Take some time to read and share the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/index.html
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Washington State Charter Schools Association

See these Impact Public Schools scholars show off in the best possible way!

The school held its 2nd Kindergarten Student Showcase where students answered the question "How does food get from the farm to my table?” using research, writing and art.
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“Each charter institution is locally governed by its own board of directors, and that non-profit panel and the school they oversee are both held accountable to the same standards as the public system by the office of the state superintendent. In addition to these regulations, charter schools in Washington are also beholden to a separate entity of oversight as well.”

Watch co-founders Sara Rolfs and Rick Wray discuss the process of opening Wenatchee’s first ever charter school! The two spoke with iFIBER ONE News in Part Two of a series on charter public schools, Charter Schools 101.

The next installment of the series will focus proposed staffing and classroom structure. Tune in to learn more about how charter public schools work in Washington state!

www.ifiberone.com/columbia_basin/charter-schools-part/article_7fd81e96-f829-11e8-bcc8-ef7627433d0...
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SAVE THE DATES!
On May 3rd and 4th, 2019, WA Charters will host our Fifth Annual Conference in SeaTac, WA.

As the largest Washington state charter public school convening of the year, our conference brings together national, regional and local experts and is a great opportunity for charter school leaders, teachers, board members, parents, advocates, and students to connect, learn and be inspired.

Registration will be open in mid-January 2019 - stay tuned for program details. Free childcare will be provided for children ages 4-12 on Saturday, May 4.

Learn more about submitting a session proposal and sponsorship opportunities by visiting this site: conference.wacharters.org/2019/

We hope to see you there!
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Washington State Charter Schools Association

Every week, these PRIDE Prep Public Charter School students prepare Bite to Go weekend meal bags by organizing the small pantry, taking inventory, bagging and delivering food. ... See MoreSee Less

“Throughout my four years here I’ve taken my education very seriously, determined to not only be the first to graduate college in my immediate family but to also prove to myself that my fate is controlled by me and me only – not a vicious cycle. But what Summit has taught me is that I do NOT have to do it alone.”

Meet Ashley, a senior at Summit Sierra. She will be one of the first students to graduate from a charter public high school in Washington state.

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