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SPS seeks New Quality Charter School Applications

From Spokane Public Schools: Spokane Public Schools welcomes local and national charter school applicants to submit proposals for new charter schools that will serve our community’s needs.  Through an Application for New Quality Schools, SPS is seeking motivated and targeted groups – including educators, parents, teachers, and community leaders – with the drive, experience, and commitment … Read More

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Charter School Commission Releases 2014 Request For Proposals

 On April 15, 2014, the Washington State Charter School Commission released its 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the second round of charter school authorization this year. The previous RFP saw 18 non-profit organizations submitting 19 completed proposals by the deadline, resulting in the Commission authorizing seven schools – Spokane School District, as well, authorized one … Read More

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Center on Reinventing Public Education – Buried Treasure: Inside Charter Schools

Sarah Yatsko from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) reflects on an earlier CRPE publication Inside Charter Schools: Unlocking Doors to Student Success in her newest blog post. Buried Treasure: Inside Charter Schools Sarah Yatsko When I started working at CRPE in 2007, I didn’t know much about charter schools, but I was quickly … Read More

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Center on Reinventing Public Education: Washington’s First District Authorizer Approaches Charters with a Collaborative Mindset

Washington State voters approved a charter school initiative in 2012—its fourth appearance on the ballot—making Washington the 42nd state to allow charter schools. Spokane Public Schools (SPS) submitted its application to authorize charter schools shortly after the law went in to effect. SPS is the first and, to date, only district out of 295 in the … Read More