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Temporary Patch, But Students Still in Limbo

For Immediate Release | December 15, 2015 Schools could close if Legislature doesn’t act—final ruling creates added urgency SEATTLE – Last week, the State Supreme Court passed down its official mandate, confirming a poorly reasoned decision throwing out the voter approved charter school law and plunging the schools and families into deep confusion around the … Read More

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WA Charters Shows Support For Schools Following Yesterday’s State Supreme Court Mandate

Yesterday, the State Supreme Court passed down its official mandate, and while we wait for the King County Superior Court to issue its final order, our nine schools are moving forward quickly with temporary stopgap measures that will enable schools stay open and ensure continuity for the more than 1,100 students attending them. What the … Read More

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Public Charter Schools Narrow in on Solution to Keep Schools Open Through 2015-16 School Year

For Immediate Release | December 9, 2015 Supporters outline legislative solution that reflects spirit of voters SEATTLE — Washington’s public charter schools are narrowing in on a stopgap solution that would keep eight of the state’s voter-approved charter schools open and public for the remainder of the school year while advocates work with the legislature … Read More

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House Democrat Sawyer Announces Support for Public Charters

For Immediate Release | December 2, 2015 Pierce County democratic leader calls upon fellow legislators to fight for our most vulnerable kids, keep local schools open Seattle—In response to the state Supreme Court’s recent refusal to reconsider its September decision on charter schools, Rep. David Sawyer (D – Lakewood) has stepped forward to announce his … Read More