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Charter Sector Community Update: Learning together

When school doors closed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, Washington state charter public schools rose to the challenge, providing students with high-quality, virtual learning. Now, WA Charters is working with members, supporters, and partners to ensure the sector is prepared for what comes next. Here are just a few highlights from the past month. National and … Read More

Impact Public Schools Honored With National “Above And Beyond” Award For Service To Students And Community During Pandemic

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2020 Contact: Nathan Wilson Phone: 316-250-2751 Email: National Charter Schools Week celebrates charter school achievements May 10 – May 16, 2020 TUKWILA, WA – In celebration of National Charter Schools Week (NCSW), today, Impact Public Schools  joins a select group of 10 schools being recognized by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools as Above and Beyond Award honorees. The … Read More

Lumen High School Supporting their Community During COVID-19

Teen parents often struggle to find belonging in their community. Their access to education is difficult and sometimes feels impossible. Many young parents find themselves leaving school before completion and isolated while caring for their child. Lumen High School, a charter public school in Spokane, was designed by those young parents and a passionate group … Read More

WEBINAR: Distance Learning During COVID-19

Washington was one of the first states to mandate school closures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. School administrators and teachers across the state mobilized to transition to alternative methods of teaching and learning. Washington’s charter public schools were able to quickly adapt to provide meaningful distance learning. We were inspired to learn alongside 120 … Read More

Charter Public Schools receiving special recognition during School Recognition Week

Three Washington charter public schools – Rainier Prep, Summit Public School Atlas, and Summit Public School Sierra – are receiving special recognition during Washington School Recognition Week (April 27 – May 1). The Washington State Board of Education, the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC), and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction … Read More

How Rainier Valley Leadership Academy embodies the collaborative community building model during COVID-19

Today, we all find ourselves in a challenging world. Stay-at-home orders and school building closures mean that all learning has moved online and the personal connections in school settings are now digital. Schools, students, families and the community have all had to make significant adjustments to daily life. Rainier Valley Leadership Academy, (RVLA) a public, … Read More