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Statement on today’s state Supreme Court hearing

Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) CEO Thomas Franta issued the following statement regarding today’s hearing: “Today’s hearing provided an opportunity for charter school advocates to reinforce the constitutionality and strength of Washington’s voter-approved charter school law. WA Charters stands with the many respected educators, advocates, community leaders and parents—as well as the approved … Read More

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Charter School Commission Authorizes Green Dot South Seattle, WA’s 10th Public Charter School

Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) CEO Thomas Franta issued the following statement regarding the decision by the Charter School Commission this afternoon: “Today is a positive day for families and students in Western Washington, with the approval of Green Dot Middle School, a new high-quality public charter school, and the news of more … Read More

Six Public Charter Schools in Washington State Receive Grant Funding

For Immediate Release | October 9, 2014 Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced new grants to help expand and open high-quality public charter schools across the nation. These grants specifically provide support to charter schools that are committed to increasing the academic success of students from traditionally underserved communities. Six public charter schools in … Read More