Standing with DACA Students


Standing with DACA Students

As you may be aware, the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program may be rescinded in the coming days. DACA allows certain undocumented…


WA Charters Releases Statement on OSPI Plan

Praise for call to rethink system; opportunity for collaboration Seattle, WA — The Washington State Charter Schools Association’s (WA Charters) CEO Patrick D’Amelio released the…


WA Charters’ Statement on White House Proposed FY2018 Budget

Seattle, WA — This morning, the White House released its proposed FY2018 budget. The Washington State Charter Schools Association released the following statement in response…


What Parents Are Saying About WA Charters’ Third Annual Conference – The Urgency of Now: Fusing Equity and Innovation

Last week, parents, educators and partners gathered to connect with peers and industry leaders from across the state and country at WA Charters’ third annual…


McCleary Update: Background, Policy Priorities, and What’s Next

By Mitch Price The state legislature recently completed its regularly scheduled 105-day legislative session without adopting a budget nor the education policy changes mandated by…


As Lobbyists Try to Rush El Centro vs. Washington Appeal, a Parent and Student Speak Up

Shirline Wilson and her son, Miles, File a Declaration in El Centro Case Reminding Court What’s Really Best for Kids Shirline Wilson is a mom…


WA Charters Launches New Campaign as Schools Prepare to Expand in the 2017-18 School Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Contact: Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 Fall Enrollment Open for Washington Charter Public Schools SEATTLE, Wash. – On January…


WA Charters Announces Top Priorities for 2017 Legislative Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Contact: Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 “We Stand With All Public School Students” Charter Public School Advocates Call for…


Students, Parents and Legislators Tell the Dramatic Story of Washington’s Charter Public Schools in New Documentary Short

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: Friday, December 16, 2016 Contact: Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826  “Rescuing Washington’s Charter Schools” Tells Story of Families Fighting to Keep their Public…


Our Statement: In the Aftermath of the 2016 Election, What It Means to Be WA Charter Supporters

As the dust continues to settle from the national election, we want to take a minute and define what it means to be a charter…


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For thousands of children in Washington State, a high-quality education is out of reach. Washington is home to startling - and increasing - educational inequities for children from low-income communities, children with special needs, and children of color.

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