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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

COVID-19 Charter Sector News Round-Up

Summit Sierra students got a surprise ‘zoom-in’ from two Seahawks during virtual school. Impact Public Schools has launched weekly Impact At Home lesson plans and teachers are providing read-alouds. Willow Public Schools in Walla Walla has been busy creating meal boxes for students and families while teachers have been sending messages of support to their … Read More