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House Democrats Introduce New Legislation to Keep Public Charter Schools Open, Restore Will of Voters

For Immediate Release | January 28, 2016 Reps. Sawyer and Morris Join Growing List of Democrats Pushing to Save Public Schools OLYMPIA – The student- and parent-led coalition Act Now for Washington Students is applauding Rep. David Sawyer (D – Lakewood) and Rep. Jeff Morris (D – Mount Vernon) this week for introducing new legislation … Read More

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Senate Votes to Pass Bill that Saves Public Charter Schools, Hope for Families Grows

For Immediate Release | January 20, 2016 As SB 6194 Moves Out of Senate, Eyes Turn Toward the House OLYMPIA – Today, a majority of the Senate voted in favor of SB 6194, legislation that would respect the will of Washington voters and save voter-approved public charter schools, signaling an early victory for the students … Read More

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Public Charter Bill Advances, Bolsters Hope for Students

For Immediate Release | January 20, 2016 Following Testimony from Students and Parents, Senate Ways & Means Committee Approves Bill to Save Public Charter Schools Statewide OLYMPIA – After hearing impassioned testimony yesterday, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, from a diverse group of public charter school students, parents, educators, and advocates, the Washington State Senate Ways … Read More

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Public Charter Bill Moves Forward

For Immediate Release | January 14, 2016 Following Testimony from Students and Parents, Senate Education Committee Votes for Bill to Save Public Charter Schools Statewide OLYMPIA – After hearing passionate testimony on Tuesday in support of public charter schools from students and parents who traveled from Seattle, Tacoma, and Spokane, the Washington State Senate Education Committee … Read More

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Act Now for Washington Students Commends Senators On New Charter School Proposal

For Immediate Release | January 8, 2016 Coalition applauds bipartisan commitment to reinstate will of voters, keep schools open, and address education inequality OLYMPIA—Act Now For Washington Students is commending a bipartisan group of legislators for announcing a proposal that reinstates much of the policy encompassed by the charter school law passed by ballot initiative … Read More

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Act Now for Washington Students Responds to Pre-Filing of Senate Bill 6163

For Immediate Release | January 6, 2016 Coalition Underscores Urgency to Fix the Mess, Commends Legislature for Commitment to Act In response to yesterday’s pre-filing of proposed charter school legislation by Spokane Senators Andy Billig and Michael Baumgartner, Act Now for Washington Students released the following statement: “We commend Senators Billig and Baumgartner for their … Read More