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Ashé Preparatory Academy Approved to Open a K-8 School in Skyway/West Hill

For Immediate Release | Friday, June 22, 2018 Contact: Maggie Meyers at maggie@wacharters.org or (724) 263-9826 With Unanimous Support, Washington State Charter School Commission Authorizes Culturally-Responsive Model Designed to Develop Tomorrow’s Leaders Seattle, WA—Families in Skyway/West Hill will have a new K-8 public school option starting in 2019-20, following yesterday’s unanimous vote by the Washington … Read More

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Our Statement on the Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy and Executive Order

Today, it has been reported that the President will issue an executive order ending family separation on the US/Mexico border, the direct result of a policy put into place by the Trump administration. The damage already done to families and children is irreparable and indefensible. More than 2,000 children have been forcefully removed from their … Read More

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Our Statement on Washington Supreme Court’s Final McCleary Order

For Immediate Release | On June 7, the state Supreme Court issued its final order on the McCleary case. In response, WA Charters issued the following statement: The state Supreme Court’s final McCleary order represents a significant step toward ensuring that public schools across the state have access to more funds to provide quality education to Washington … Read More

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Hearing Draws Statewide News Coverage and Editorial Board Support for Charter Families

The May 17 state Supreme Court hearing on the charter school case captured the attention of media statewide. Here is a roundup of key coverage on the latest legal milestone, including several strong editorials from major statewide newspapers, calling for an end to the legal attacks on charter public schools and families. Charter school backers … Read More