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…


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…


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…


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: Jan. 30, 2014

WA Charters Applauds Approval of Seven Public Charter SchoolsWill Support Prospective School Founders in Strengthening Charter Applications for Summer 2014 Seattle, Wash. – Washington State…


For Immediate Release: Jan. 23 2014

First Public Charter School Approved in Washington State Spokane Public Schools Approves PRIDE Prep Led By WA Charters Fellow Brenda McDonald Spokane, Wash. – Washington…


December News Round-up: WA State Charter Schools

Public charter schools have been a hot topic the past few weeks, with stories about charter school applicants and the King County judge upholding our…


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Fact: 72 % of parents support charter public schools. Among communities of color, support is particularly strong. ... See MoreSee Less

Charter schools are putting kids first by giving passionate teachers the flexibility to create dynamic lesson plans tailored to kids’ individual needs! #CharterSchoolsWeek ... See MoreSee Less

Watch this great video from the Gates Foundation on how education after high school can be life changing. www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRs9rmojCY4&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

On Wednesdays Excel Public Charter School students participate in seminars to enrich and enhance the skills used in the classroom. Check out this seminar using computational thinking methods to create paper roller coasters! #STEAM ... See MoreSee Less

Check out these Rainier Prep Public Charter School 8th graders who visited the King County South Wastewater Treatment Facility. ... See MoreSee Less

This week is National Charter Schools Week — a celebration of public charter schools across the country! Join in the celebration #CharterSchoolsWeek ... See MoreSee Less

PRIDE Prep Public Charter School students use cans, plants, slabs of wood and statistics to build wall planters to measure soil moisture, temperature, and light intensity and create their own lab! Science, students will propose hypotheses on what variables will impact plant growth while math students will run statistical analysis of real-life data that they gather. ... See MoreSee Less

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