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EdWeek: Gates Foundation Grants Aim to Foster District-Charter Cooperation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said Wednesday that it is awarding $100,000 each to schools in five cities to promote collaboration between charter schools and traditional public school districts, part of a program that has channeled $25 million in awards to such efforts to date. The grants for “district-charter collaboration compacts” will go to school officials in Aldine, Texas; … Read More

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For Immediate Release: Jan. 30, 2014

For Immediate Release | January 31, 2014 WA Charters Applauds Approval of Seven Public Charter Schools Will Support Prospective School Founders in Strengthening Charter Applications for Summer 2014 Seattle, Wash. – Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) interim CEO Marta Reyes-Newberry issued the following statement on the approval of seven public charter schools by … Read More

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For Immediate Release: Jan. 23 2014

For Immediate Release | January 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 State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) interim CEO Marta Reyes-Newberry issued the following statement on the Spokane Public Schools Board of Directors’ action … Read More

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AP: Forums on proposed WA charter schools begin Monday

SEATTLE (AP) – People who want to learn more about the first proposed charter schools in Washington state can attend public forums beginning Monday in Spokane. The Washington Charter School Commission will give each applicant of 19 applicants 10 minutes to talk about their proposals. Each forum will also include 30 minutes for public comments. … Read More