A student’s perspective on charter schools


A student’s perspective on charter schools

Macy Olivas is a student at Whitman University in Washington, and a graduate of Preuss Charter School in San Diego, CA. In this video, recorded when…


Port Townsend educator gives Charter School 101

Charter schools can improve education but not if they offer the same curriculum as what is now available, a Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce audience…


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…


Washington School Districts Intending to Be Charter School Authorizers

April 1 was the deadline for school districts to submit a notice of intent to the State Board of Education (SBE) to apply to become…


Information being gathered on charter schools for PSD board

The Peninsula School District is taking it slow as it looks into the possibility of becoming a charter school authorizer, with Superintendent Chuck Cuzzetto gathering…


12 state school districts agree to authorize charter schools

A dozen Washington school districts have sent letters to the state Board of Education indicating intent to authorize charter schools starting in 2014, beating a…


A Family’s Experience: Attending a Charter School

Today is the first meeting of the newly appointed Washington State Charter Commission. To mark the occasion, Seattle native Keith Palmer shares his family’s story…


Washington State Charter School Timeline

April 1 was the deadline for school districts to submit a notice of intent to be a charter school authorizer. Thirteen districts from across the state — in…


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Impact Public Schools started their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) professional development series yesterday with a great presentation from Cheyenne Batista and Firefly Worldwide Inc, committing to making IPS an inclusive space for all. ... See MoreSee Less

Impact Public Schools made an appearance at New Holly this weekend and connected with both new and current students! ... See MoreSee Less

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Impact Public Schools staff had a great day of team building where they conquered fears and grew stronger as a unit. This awesome team really knows how to work hard and have fun all at the same time! ... See MoreSee Less

Innovation High School loves to highlight the amazing and creative work their students are involved with. Daniel, a junior at IHS, is a great designer who loves to create leather pieces. Here are a few examples of his talent. ... See MoreSee Less

Impact Public Schools spent an evening listening to the perspectives of their founding family members while sharing an Ethiopian meal at one of their favorite local restaurants. They are now preparing to make home visits to all the new families they are welcoming into their school. ... See MoreSee Less

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Learn more about Summit Olympus where 100% of graduates were accepted to four-year colleges earning about $2 MILLION in scholarships, grants & financial aid! Register today at: olympus.summitps.org/ or consider attending the next Open House Dinner on Thursday, Sept 5th at 6pm. You can contact the office at (253) 444-9781. ... See MoreSee Less

Impact Public Schools scholars love math! Last year, 88% of students met or exceeded growth targets in Math on the NWEA nationally norm referenced assessment. Staff is prepping for year two with professional development training from a national expert and original author of Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI). ... See MoreSee Less

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