SEARCH :

img_placeholder

Charter school for teen parents opens in September

SPOKANE, Wash. — Sometimes kids can be a handful. Imagine being a teen parent, having to juggle school, your child and possibly work. A new charter school opening this fall is hoping to help. Some days, for 15-year-old Dawn Stradley-Seager, she has to choose between being a mom or being a student. “It’s really hard … Read More

img_placeholder

Charter schools are new to Washington state. How strong is the law behind them?

With one year left for the state to authorize new charter schools, a national ranking of charter-school laws placed Washington’s near the top. This week, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a list of how states stack up against what it considers a “gold standard” model for charter-school laws. The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, which advocates on behalf … Read More

img_placeholder

New Report Finds Washington’s Charter School Law Ranks Third Nationally

For Immediate Release | January 27, 2020 CONTACT | Maggie Meyers, maggie@wacharters.org or 724.263.9826 SEATTLE, WA — Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (National Alliance) released its annual state-by-state ranking of charter school laws, Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Public Charter School Laws, Eleventh Edition. Washington ranked third in the nation for the third year running, topped only … Read More

img_placeholder

New state rankings report compares charter school laws state by state

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its annual ranking of state charter school laws, Measuring Up to the Model: A Ranking of State Public Charter School Laws, Eleventh Edition in conjunction with National School Choice Week. For more than a decade, this report has analyzed how well each state aligns its charter school … Read More

img_placeholder

Rep. Paul Harris introduces legislation aimed at helping charter schools thrive

House Bill 2853 would promote the administration of the Washington State Charter School Commission In an effort to improve success at Washington state charter schools, Rep. Paul Harris has introduced a bill that would enhance administration capabilities at these schools. “We all learn differently,” said Harris, R-Vancouver, who testified during a public hearing in the House Committee on … Read More