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News Release: School Leader Hosts Community Forums in Tacoma to Discuss Charter Schools

For Immediate Release | October 22, 2013 WA Charters fellow Kristina Bellamy-McClain will lead meetings in Tacoma to discuss community needs and answer questions about public charter schools TACOMA – A series of public forums will take place in Tacoma to engage communities and families in the process to open high-performing public charter schools. Kristina … Read More

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Summit Public Schools and Green Dot Public Schools Applying to Come to Washington

For Immediate Release | October 22, 2013 NEWS RELEASE WA Charters Announces Summit Public Schools and Green Dot Public Schools Applying to Come to Washington Proven Charter Operators to Join Local Public School Leaders in Building a High-Quality Charter School Sector  Seattle, Wash. – The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) today announced that longtime charter … Read More

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News Release: Longtime Charter Operators Plan to Submit Applications to Create Public Charters Schools in Washington State

The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) today announced that longtime charter operators Summit Public Schools and Green Dot Public Schools will submit applications to create new high-quality public charter schools focused on serving underserved students in the state. Two of the highest-performing charter school organizations in the country, Summit and Green Dot joined with local public school leaders from across the … Read More

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10 groups plan to apply to open WA charter schools

SEATTLE — Ten organizations are the first to say they plan to apply to open charter schools in Washington state. Tuesday is the deadline for filing a notice of intent to apply an application with the statewide Charter School Commission, so more organizations may turn in their notices early next week. The 10 so far … Read More

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News Release: School Leader Hosts Community Forums in Spokane to Discuss Charter Schools

For Immediate Release | October 16, 2013 WA Charters fellow Brenda McDonald will lead meetings in Spokane to discuss community needs and answer questions about public charter schools SPOKANE – A series of public forums will take place in Spokane to engage communities and families in the process to open high-performing public charter schools. Brenda … Read More

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News Release: School Leader Hosts Community Forums in South King County to Discuss Charter Schools

For Immediate Release | October 16, 2013 WA Charters fellow Maggie O’Sullivan will lead meetings in South King County to discuss community needs and answer questions about public charter schools SEATTLE – A series of public forums will take place in South King County to engage communities and families in the process to open high-performing … Read More

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News Release: Longtime Charter School Leader Joins WA Charters

For Immediate Release | October 14, 2013 Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) today announced that respected public education and charter school leader Marta Reyes-Newberry will serve as its interim chief executive officer. Reyes will lead WA Charters working to support the startup of high-quality public charter schools, focused on serving disadvantaged students who … Read More

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News Release: Longtime Charter School Leader Joins WA Charters

Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) today announced that respected public education and charter school leader Marta Reyes-Newberry will serve as its interim chief executive officer. Reyes will lead WA Charters working to support the startup of high-quality public charter schools, focused on serving disadvantaged students who do not currently have access to high-performing public schools. “Marta … Read More

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Charter School Proposals Could Pave Way for Education Ideas

Washington state, ahead of the national curve in so many areas of public policy, is a notable laggard on the issue of charter schools. Washington finally joined 41 other states and the District of Columbia in authorizing the schools last November, when voters narrowly approved Initiative 1240. A charter school is a public school that … Read More

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Charter school proposals could pave way for education ideas

Washington state, ahead of the national curve in so many areas of public policy, is a notable laggard on the issue of charter schools. Washington finally joined 41 other states and the District of Columbia in authorizing the schools last November, when voters narrowly approved Initiative 1240. And a narrow victory it was. Voters statewide … Read More