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Public Charter Board Recruitment and Development Workshop

Monday, September 94pm to 6pm Montlake Library*2401 24th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112*This event is not sponsored by The Seattle Public Library.  Please join us to learn about recruiting and developing a board for a public charter school from national expert Marci Cornell-Feist of The High Bar (http://www.thehighbar.com/). Webinar access will be available. Please RSVP … Read More

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Washington Charters: Summer Rewind and a Look Ahead

As the summer begins to wind down, parents from all across the state are starting to think about the back-to-school season and what they can do to prepare their child for the busy school year ahead. A new year brings new challenges, but also new hopes and dreams for our kids. Along with parents, the … Read More

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Rules for charter schools approved

An independent panel Thursday approved the rules it will follow in authorizing Washington’s first charter schools early next year. Meeting at Everett Community College, the Washington Charter School Commission spelled out what potential operators must put in their application and what criteria will be used to evaluate the performance of their publicly funded, independently run … Read More

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Hope, Home, and Education for every child, one family at a time

First Place in Central District Seattle is a special place. You feel it when you walk in the doors of the historic Odessa Brown building. You see it when you look at the colorful tile murals of thanks. You hear it when you talk with the staff and volunteers. The private, no tuition school offers … Read More

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“For Families” Page Provides One-Stop Spot for Charters Info

As a parent, it can sometimes be difficult to find the right information you need for guiding your child’s education. With all of the websites, blogs, and Twitter feeds constantly pushing out content, it can be an overwhelming task to find accurate and useful resources about charter schools all in one place. That’s why we’ve … Read More

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Washington’s Commitment to High-Quality Charter Schools and Authorizers is Spot on

As we’ve written previously, Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) recently published a study that looked at charter schools in 26 states across the country, comparing students’ gains in academic achievement with their peers in district schools. One compelling finding was the impact that strong authorization has on student achievement. CREDO’s study … Read More