SEARCH :

img_placeholder

An Educator’s Open Letter to Legislators: Please Save Public Charter Schools

Dear Legislators: I am a Washington resident and an educator with a graduate degree in education from Stanford University who has worked in district, charter, and international schools. I am a lifelong Democrat who cares deeply about public education. I find the arguments against charter schools among the public and by bloggers to be largely misinformed and … Read More

img_placeholder

WA Senate Votes YES for Students, Passes Bipartisan Bill 6194

For Immediate Release | June 23, 2016 Bipartisan Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk, Advocates Urge Inslee to Sign Into Law OLYMPIA — Legislators in the Washington State Senate voted today to approve a bill that will save public charters schools and create a long term path for their success by a bipartisan vote of 26-23. … Read More

img_placeholder

A Rainier Prep Parent’s Perspective: Our Community Needs More High-Quality Choices, Not Less

Theo quan điểm của một người mẹ tại Rainier Prep: Cộng đồng của chúng ta cần thiết nhiều lựa chọn trường công lập chất lượng cao, không ít hơn Hanh-Tam Thi Nguyen  As a mother of two boys and a longtime resident of Burien, it’s important to me that our community’s children get the high-quality education … Read More

img_placeholder

Sen. Steve Litzow and Rep. Larry Springer Earn National Honors as Public Charter School Champions

WASHINGTON, DC — As part of National Charter Schools Week, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools today honored Washington State Sen. Steve Litzow (R-Mercer Island) and Rep. Larry Springer (D-Kirkland) as Champions for Charter Schools, celebrating their efforts and deep-rooted commitment to advancing the growth and success of charter public schools in Washington state. Sen. … Read More

img_placeholder

WA Senate Votes YES for Students, Passes Bipartisan Bill 6194

For Immediate Release | June 23, 2016 Bipartisan Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk, Advocates Urge Inslee to Sign Into Law OLYMPIA — Legislators in the Washington State Senate voted today to approve a bill that will save public charters schools and create a long term path for their success by a bipartisan vote of 26-23. … Read More

img_placeholder

Students on Path to Win: House Passes Bill to Save Public Charter Schools

Advocates: This Is a Huge Victory for Washington Kids OLYMPIA — In an 11th hour vote, legislators in the Washington State House of Representatives acted to save public charter schools, voting to  end the six-month debacle that thrust more than 1,100 students and families into limbo. The bill, SB 6194, which passed with bipartisan support, … Read More

img_placeholder

Release: House Education Committee Votes Against Moving SB 6194 Forward

For Immediate Release | June 23, 2016 Education committee votes down bill as kids watch; 15 days remain to save schools OLYMPIA, WA — A bill that would save public charter schools and reinstate the 2012 voter-approved law was killed by Democrats in the House of Representatives Education Committee this morning. The decision came as … Read More