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Charter Sector Community Update: Crisis Meets Innovation

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to our schools and communities. WA Charters is working alongside our members, our supporters, and our partners to ensure equitable, high-quality education for all students in the face of the crisis. As we work to ensure strong supports for students and families through the end of the school … Read More

Meet Bridget Lester: First Grade Teacher at Catalyst Public Schools

My first glimpse of Catalyst Public Schools was at Monica’s Café in the heart of Silverdale. There, I met with school leaders Tatiana and Amanda to learn about their brand-new public charter school. I was exploring elementary school options for my son, Jacob. The connection was instant. Everything they described about the school resonated with … Read More

Call for CSP Subgrant Reviewers

WA Charters seeks peer reviewers for CSP subgrant competition – summer 2020 WA Charters is seeking peer reviewers with experience in the charter public school sector to serve on an Application Review Team for the Charter School Program subgrant process. The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) holds the federal Charter Schools Program (CSP) … Read More

Statement on Governor’s Proclamation to close K-12 school buildings for the remainder of the school year

All charter public schools in Washington state are following the proclamation from the Governor to close all K-12 school buildings for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Charter public schools recognize closing school buildings for the rest of this school year is extremely challenging for students, staff, families and the community. Our charter public … Read More

FAQ: Washington Charter Public Schools, COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

We recognize school closures related to COVID-19 are extremely difficult for students, staff, families and the community and that you’ll have questions. Below are answers to some questions you may have about the school closures. For more information on community resources, see our COVID-19 Resource Page. Are charter schools currently open? On March 13, Governor … Read More

Statement on Governor’s Proclamation to close K-12 schools

All charter public schools in Washington state are following the proclamation from the Governor to close all K-12 schools no later than March 17 until April 24. Each school has been actively communicating transition details to their students, families, and faculty. Charter public schools recognize closing school is extremely difficult for students, staff, families and … Read More

Charter schools are public schools and deserve more equitable funding

Editor’s note: Today’s guest editorial originally appeared in The Columbian. Editorial content from other publications and authors is provided to give readers a sampling of regional and national opinion and does not necessarily reflect positions endorsed by the Editorial Board of The Daily News. This month, Washington’s voters will consider 184 public-school levies and 20 bond … Read More