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A Major Milestone for WA Charters

Dear Friends, Yesterday, we reached a major milestone in our fight to ensure that charter public schools continue to serve Washington families. I’m excited to announce that a diverse group of organizations, along with current and former legislators and state officials, are joining the fight for Washington’s charter public schools as part of the ongoing … Read More

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Amicus filings: Groups come to charter defense

For Immediate Release | Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Contact: Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821 or Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826  Legislators, Former State Officials, and Others Sign on in Support of Families, Schools, WA Charters in El Centro de la Raza v. Washington State “The Law is Strong”  Friends of the Court Urge Judge to Reject … Read More

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Students, Parents and Legislators Tell the Dramatic Story of Washington’s Charter Public Schools in New Documentary Short

For Immediate Release | Friday, December 16, 2016 Contact: Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826  “Rescuing Washington’s Charter Schools” Tells Story of Families Fighting to Keep their Public Schools Open TACOMA, Wash. – The passion and persistence of Washington’s charter public school parents is the subject of a new video documentary released this week by The 74, a … Read More

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Calling All Educators! Join Us for Winter Educators’ Night, Feb 22

WA Charters will be hosting a night just for educators on February 22! Are you a teacher or a professional looking to find your place in the public education space? Join us at this event in South Seattle for the chance to network with other educators, take home strategies you can use in your classroom, … Read More

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Washington State’s Charter Public School Law Receives Perfect Score in New Report

For Immediate Release | Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Contact: Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821 The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) Ranks Washington First in the Country on the Strength of its Charter Law SEATTLE, Wash. – Washington ranks first in the country when it comes to state policies that promote a strong charter school sector, according … Read More

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Our Statement: In the Aftermath of the 2016 Election, What It Means to Be WA Charter Supporters

As the dust continues to settle from the national election, we want to take a minute and define what it means to be a charter school supporter, particularly here in Washington state. Voters in this state, along with our elected representatives, have created one of the strongest charter laws in the nation – one that … Read More