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Influence A New School in Seattle: Green Dot Community Events July 7-8

Greetings Friends and Supporters! Green Dot Public Schools has submitted a letter of intent to open a 6th-12th grade public charter school in South Seattle in 2016-17. Green Dot invites you to join them for two community forums to discuss your vision for your community’s schools and to give input to the Green Dot model. This is a … Read More

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UPDATE – For Immediate Release: June 18, 2014

For Immediate Release | June 16, 2014 14 Groups Announce Intentions to Open High-Quality Charter Schools To Date Total of 34 Groups Expressed Interest, 21 Prospective Founders Applied and Eight Schools Approved Across Washington State Seattle – The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) today announced that 14 groups declared intentions to open high-quality … Read More

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Editorial: Lawmakers should help others help charters

The Spokesman-Review June 10, 2014 When Washington approves a charter school, it doesn’t come with a check. By the time the first eight have opened their doors – most in August 2015 – supporters of each may have ventured as much as $2 million for curriculum materials, equipment and, most importantly, a building students can … Read More

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Op-ed: “Why we are betting on Washington State charters”

Today, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s Flypaper blog published an opinion piece that I co-wrote with Terry Ryan, president of the Idaho Charter School Network.   As part of their “Charter School Policy Wonk-a-Thon,” Fordham challenged a number of prominent scholars, practitioners and policy analysts to write about why some charter sectors outpace their local district schools … Read More

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Spokane Public Schools announces new RFP info session

From Spokane Public Schools: “We are pleased to share new information about the Spokane Public Schools 2014 Charter School Request for Proposals (RFP). First, as stated in the RFP, the Fluid Review online application submission portal is now live.” To learn more, please visit the Spokane Public Schools website.