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Get out and do it: Your three-day forecast

TODAY 11.18 Community Coffee Hour — 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bovill Community Library, 310 First Ave., Bovill. Moscow Welcome Table — 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Great Room, 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow. Free community dinner. Reservations: call or text (208) 298-9020. Comedy Night — 8 p.m., Etsi Bravo, 215 E. Main St., Pullman. Seattle-based … Read More

Good news for parents on the waitlist for Spokane International Academy

SPOKANE, Wash. – There’s some good news for parents across Spokane who are looking to get their kids into the city’s largest charter school. Spokane International Academy is getting ready to expand.  If you ask the teachers, parents, and kids at SIA, they’ll tell you, this is an entirely different kind of school. Students spend … Read More

Charter schools are having their moment in Spokane and the rest of the state

These are exciting times for charter schools. Spokane International Academy is preparing for a major expansion next year. Innovation High School won a nationwide STEM contest, and along with its sister school, PRIDE Prep, has a long waiting list. Next fall, downtown Spokane will be home to Lumen High School, a charter school for teenage parents … Read More

Meet the Aspiring Leader: Louis Guiden

By Louis Guiden, WA Charters 2019 Aspiring Leader A Louisiana native, I’ve been in Seattle for 26 years. I came to the Northwest hoping to escape some of the realities of the South. I didn’t want to be held down by the racism I experienced growing up. I had dreams of attending a historically black … Read More

Meet the Aspiring Leader: Karla Soto Mullins

By Karla Soto Mullins, WA Charters 2019 Aspiring Leader I know first-hand that our country’s educational systems are profoundly inequitable. My own education was defined by inequities until I had the opportunity to attend a charter high school. That experience was truly life-changing. Because of my own charter school experience, when I heard that there … Read More

Scholars Achieve Excellence at Impact Public Schools

Last month, Impact Public Schools, Washington state’s first “homegrown” charter public school network, released 2018-19 academic results for its flagship elementary school – Impact | Puget Sound Elementary, in Tukwila. Impact | PSE launched in August 2018, with 178 kindergarten and first grade scholars, and a strong waiting list. Academic and demographic data from the … Read More

Washington State Charter Schools Association Awarded Federal Charter School Grant

For Immediate Release: September 24, 2019 Contact: Maggie Meyers at or (724) 263-9826   Funds will support new, innovative school models, and replication and expansion of high-performing charters statewide Seattle, WA—The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) was recently awarded a federal grant through the Charter School Program (CSP) Grants to State Entities grant, … Read More