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Volunteer and Help WA’s Charters Prepare for the New School Year

Summer is here, and preparations for next school year are already in full swing! Over the next month, WA Charters will be hosting weeks of service at several of our state’s charter public schools, which will be welcoming students back in August! We are looking for volunteers like you to come out and join us … Read More

Standing with DACA Students

As you may be aware, the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program may be rescinded in the coming days. DACA allows certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to be granted a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action.” Many public school students … Read More

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

McCleary Update: Background, Policy Priorities, and What’s Next

By Mitch Price The state legislature recently completed its regularly scheduled 105-day legislative session without adopting a budget nor the education policy changes mandated by the state Supreme Court in the McCleary school funding case. Earlier this week, the Governor called the legislature back into a special session so that legislators can finish their work. … Read More

Update: Parent-Led Steering Committee Sets Priorities for Parent Leadership and Engagement

Committee Completes First Major Objective, Lays Groundwork for Design and Implementation of Programming at Two School Sites Seattle, Wash. – In partnership with the Somali Parent Education Board (SPEB), a local grassroots organization, WA Charters held a series of parent steering committee convenings over the summer as the first phase of a pilot program that will … Read More

Kids Win: Bipartisan Public Charter School Bill Becomes Law in Washington

Families, Students and Advocates Celebrate After Months of Grassroots Advocacy OLYMPIA — Marking a major victory for Washington students and families, Governor Inslee announced today that he will allow SB 6194 to pass into law, saving the state’s innovative public charter schools and ensuring that families across the state will continue to have the power … Read More

Early Success

See what new data reveals about how Washington’s public charter schools are helping students make rapid improvements and are working to close historic racial and income-based achievement gaps.  

Summit Olympus Student To Serve As Senator O’Ban Page

Katie Wilton (right) will be a Senate page this year. Katie Wilton, a founding student at Summit Olympus, will serve as a page for Washington state Senator Steve O’Ban for a week in Olympia at the end of the month. Being selected as a page is an honor that hundreds of students across the state … Read More