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Parents React with Anger at Crass Move by Plaintiffs to Block Families from Case

For Immediate Release | August 31, 2016CONTACT: Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821 or Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 “Organizations Suing to Close Charter Public Schools Cannot Block us From Having Our Say” SEATTLE, Wash. – Families representing Washington’s charter public schools responded with extreme frustration today to a crass attempt by plaintiffs—including multiple unions, the … Read More

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Judge Rules: Families Deserve A Say in the Future of Their Schools

For Immediate Release | August 31, 2016CONTACT: Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821 or Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 Parents, Students, Schools Granted Motion to Intervene in Lawsuit Aimed at Harming Public Charter Schools SEATTLE, Wash. – In a swift decision, King County Superior Court Justice John H. Chun has today granted twelve families their motion … Read More

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Smarter Balanced Assessment Results Show Promising Gains For Students at Washington’s First-Year Charter Public Schools

For Immediate Release | August 25, 2016CONTACT: Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 As Schools Head into Second Year, Advocates Look Forward to Tracking Another Year of Academic Gains SEATTLE, Wash. – Results of the Smarter Balanced assessments for the 2015-16 school year,released last week by the state’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), show … Read More

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State Files Its Own Motion to Dismiss Political Arguments in Charter School Case

For Immediate Release | August 24, 2016 CONTACT: Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821 or Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 State Files Its Own Motion to Dismiss in Charter Public School Lawsuit: AG Asks the Court to Toss Political Arguments Intervenors filed yesterday to dismiss lobbying organizations from suit SEATTLE, Wash. – The State of Washington, led … Read More

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Parents and Students Take a Stand Against Attacks on Their Schools

For Immediate Release | August 23, 2016CONTACT: Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821 or Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 Families from Each of Washington’s Charter Public Schools Announce They Will Join in Filing a Motion to Intervene Group Also To File Motion Calling for the Dismissal of Politically Motivated Plaintiffs SEATTLE, Wash. – Twelve families, representing … Read More

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Building on Success: Washington State Charter Public Schools Head Back to School, Grow to Serve More Grade Levels

For Immediate Release | August 16, 2016 Contact: Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 Enrollment for Washington’s Charter Public Schools In Full Swing as Schools Expand for Second Year SEATTLE, WA – Washington’s eight operating charter public schools are expanding and adding new grade levels as they launch this week and throughout the month into their … Read More

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Washington State Charter Schools Association Issues Statement 

For Immediate Release | August 3, 2016 CONTACT: Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821  Lawsuit flies in the face of voters, bipartisan legislative effort to save local public schools    El Centro de la Raza, League of Women Voters, unions attempt to close schools serving low-income communities and students of color SEATTLE, Wash. – In response … Read More