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What They Are Saying About Thomas Franta…

“We are pleased that the Washington State Charter Schools Association has made a strong selection in Tom Franta to lead the growing public charter school movement in the state. We are encouraged by Tom’s commitment to advocate for strong authorization and accountability practices while maintaining the freedom and flexibility that public charter schools need to … Read More

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WA Charters Welcomes New Leader

For Immediate Release | July 31, 2014 WA Charters Welcomes New Leader Public Servant, School District Leader, Charter Authorizer, Veteran and Parent Thomas Franta Appointed as CEO Seattle – Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) today announced that Thomas Franta will lead the association as chief executive officer beginning Aug. 11. Interim CEO Marta Reyes-Newberry … Read More

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For Immediate Release: July 16, 2014

For Immediate Release | July 16, 2014 Seven Prospective Founders Apply to Open Charter Schools Past Year a Total of 31 Groups Have Expressed Interest, 28 Groups Have Applied and Eight Schools Have Been Approved Across Washington Seattle – WA Charters interim CEO Marta Reyes-Newberry today issued the following statement praising the seven educators, community … Read More

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In Case You Missed It: Spokane Public Schools to consider three charter school proposals

Three separate and vastly different organizations met the June 15 deadline to file notices of intent with Spokane Public Schools to open charter schools in Spokane for the 2015-2016 school year, including iLEAD, an organization whose charter was rejected last year by Spokane school board members. The three schools have until July 15 to submit … Read More