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WA Charters Releases Statement on OSPI Plan

For Immediate Release | May 24, 2017 Praise for call to rethink system; opportunity for collaboration Seattle, WA — The Washington State Charter Schools Association’s (WA Charters) CEO Patrick D’Amelio released the following statement in response to State Superintendent Chris Reykdahl’s long-term vision for Washington’s education system, which was unveiled today: “As advocates for a … Read More

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PRIDE Prep Student Goes To Washington, D.C. For Service Project Helping the Homeless

Tyler Fiorino is a student, a Boy Scout, and a champion for the homeless. He’s also only thirteen years old, and yet he was recently featured in The Spokesman-Review for his work helping local homeless people in his city stay warm during the winter months. A seventh grader at PRIDE Prep Public Charter School in … Read More

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More than 600 Gather for Spokane International Academy’s International Night

Last Friday, more than 600 students, families, and Spokane community members hailed on Spokane International Academy (SIA) for a night of internationally-themed activities. SIA students from all grade levels took guests on a thoughtfully curated world tour through their school’s classrooms. In the Primary Academy, Kindergarten highlighted work focused on North American indigenous cultures, first … Read More

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WA Charters’ Statement on White House Proposed FY2018 Budget

For Immediate Release | May 23, 2017 Seattle, WA — This morning, the White House released its proposed FY2018 budget. The Washington State Charter Schools Association released the following statement in response to the proposal: “We support the current administration’s continued investment in high-quality charter public schools by increasing the federal charter school program. We … Read More

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What Parents Are Saying About WA Charters’ Third Annual Conference – The Urgency of Now: Fusing Equity and Innovation

Last week, parents, educators and partners gathered to connect with peers and industry leaders from across the state and country at WA Charters’ third annual statewide conference. It was both a celebration of charter public schools’ success in providing high quality options to Washington students, and an opportunity to share more about how charter public … Read More

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Two New Charter Public School Groups In Washington Receive Major National Funding Award

For Immediate Release | May 3, 2017 Contact: Maggie Meyers at maggie@wacharters.org or (724) 263-9826      NewSchools Venture Fund selects new charter public schools in Walla Walla and Tukwila for prestigious funding and management award SEATTLE — The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) is proud to announce that Impact Public Schools and … Read More

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WA Charters Celebrates National Charter Schools Week with Family Outreach Event, Launch of School Listening Tour and Annual Statewide Conference

For Immediate Release | Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Contact: Maggie Meyers at maggie@wacharters.org or 724-263-9826 SEATTLE – The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) is celebrating National Charter Schools Week by announcing several initiatives launching this month, including a statewide listening tour, a “Charter 101” info session for families and community members, and the … Read More