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Washington State Charter Schools Association Reaffirms Commitment to Quality

For Immediate Release | June 23, 2015 Washington joins 39 charter support organizations nationwide in signing first-of-its-kind commitment to holding schools accountable for student success SEATTLE – Today, the Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) joined with representatives from 39 other city- and state-based charter school support organizations in signing the “Public Charter Schools … Read More

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WA Charters Statement on Commission’s Decision About First Place Scholars

For Immediate Release | June 18, 2015 Today, the Washington State Charter School Commission rejected a motion to revoke First Place Scholars’ charter contract, instead imposing a twelve-month probation with additional conditions that the school must satisfy in order to remain in operation for the 2015-16 school year. The Commission will continue to closely monitor … Read More

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Protecting Flexibility and Accountability for Washington’s Charter Schools

In 2012, voters in Washington approved the addition of public charter schools to give families access to additional public school options to meet the diverse needs of their children and communities. Public charter schools are given more flexibility to customize their teaching methods to improve student learning. In exchange, they are held more accountable for … Read More