Spokane Native to Open Public Charter School


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…


Video: Opening New Doors for Students

A look at Washington’s first public charter schools.


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…


In Case You Missed It: Spokane Public Schools to consider three charter school proposals

BY Judith SpitzerSpokane Journal of BusinessJuly 3, 2014 Three separate and vastly different organizations met the June 15 deadline to file notices of intent with Spokane…


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…


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…


Op-ed: “Why we are betting on Washington State charters”

Today, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s Flypaper blog published an opinion piece that I co-wrote with Terry Ryan, president of the Idaho Charter School Network.   As…


NAPCS: Top Congressional Districts by Charter Students and Schools

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) just released a new report on the top 25 congressional districts by number of charter school students and…


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…


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Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, one of our country’s greatest advocates for education and civil rights.

We are proud to see his legacy alive in charter public school students and classrooms across the state.

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." - Martin Luther King Jr.
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Congrats to Impact Public Schools on a great event with founding families and students! ... See MoreSee Less

Only one day left until 2018! This is your last chance to give your year-end, tax-deductible gift to the Washington State Charter Schools Association and give a life-changing gift of education. wacharters.org/give/ ... See MoreSee Less

SHARE: Read our new blog post to learn how from starting the school to welcoming students every morning, Rainier Prep Public Charter School is building a school culture focused on community and student engagement. wacharters.org/every-day-rainier-prep-ritual-community-engagement/ ... See MoreSee Less

We are currently accepting applications for our School Leadership and Design Fellowship that supports diverse leaders realize their goal of opening a charter public school in Washington state.

Learn more on this webinar about how we can help you open a high-quality public school in Washington goo.gl/zUkard
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Meet Kai. He’s getting a great education at a charter public school.

"I'm in 2nd grade at Spokane International Academy. I love my school because of my science club and all the fun things we learn and do there. At SIA we have Spanish starting in kindergarten. My teachers are very nice and help me learn."

With your support, we can help more schools like Kai's open, and more students like Kai get a world-class education. A gift of any size is meaningful and will make a difference for children in Washington state. wacharters.org/give/
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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.

We can change this by providing our children with high-quality charter public school options that show what's possible when innovation meets accountability.

Challenge inequity and support innovation by giving to WA Charters this #GivingTuesday. wacharters.org/give/
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