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Charter Schools in the News: School Openings

As the hot summer days wind down, an annual milestone is ramping up: back to school season. Backpacks, pencil cases, and notebooks line the shelves of retail stores. Kids become anxious to get to know their new teacher, meet new friends, and as Kid President says, “get their learn on.” This year is particularly meaningful … Read More

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First Day of School for New Public Charter Schools in Washington State

For Immediate Release | August 17, 2015 WA Charters celebrates schools that will serve more than 1,100 students in Western Washington and Spokane SEATTLE, Wash. — August 17, 2015 – Today, the first three of eight new public charter schools opened their doors, kicking off a school year in which the new public charter schools … Read More

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State Commission Authorizes Two Public Charter Schools

For Immediate Release | August 13, 2015 New public school options will soon be available to Walla Walla and West Seattle area students and families after the Washington State Charter School Commission today authorized Willow Public School and Summit Public School: West Seattle. This is the first public charter school in Southeast Washington, and the … Read More

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UPDATE: Protecting Flexibility and Accountability for Washington’s Charter Schools

Earlier this year, the state Office of Superintendent (OSPI) put forth a new set of proposed fiscal and reporting rules impacting Washington’s public charter schools. To help ensure public charter schools are set up for success, WA Charters immediately reached out to OSPI to express our concern about some of the proposed rules and how … Read More