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Seeking New CEO

Seeking New CEO

Are you passionate about education reform in Washington State? Do you want to lead the implementation of high-quality public charter schools in districts across Washington? If so, we are seeking an accomplished leader and visionary entrepreneur to...

Happy Hour Discussion with National Blended Learning Experts

Happy Hour Discussion with National Blended Learning Experts

October 8th5pm – 7pmMcKinstry Innovation Center210 S. Hudson Street (3rd floor)Free parking available on the first and second floors Please join us for an evening of refreshments and powerful dialogue around high performing next generation...

Next Steps for Washington State Charters

Next Steps for Washington State Charters

There have been some exciting recent developments toward the development of high-quality public charter schools in Washington. Earlier this month, the State Board of Education approved Spokane Public Schools’ request to become a charter school...

Opportunity for Washington Charter Applicants

Opportunity for Washington Charter Applicants

In order to support the growing charter school movement in our state, the Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) is launching a new membership program for Washington charter school development teams. We are inviting charter...

State now taking applications for charter schools

State now taking applications for charter schools

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state's new Charter School Commission opened the statewide application process for charter schools on Monday. The first step in the process is an Oct. 22 deadline for submitting a letter of intent to apply to open a...

Tacoma shows new interest in charter schools

Tacoma shows new interest in charter schools

Board members say questions that stopped them from filing an application last year have been answered Tacoma Public Schools will submit a second letter of intent to state officials, indicating the district’s renewed interest in possibly becoming an...

Washington’s charter-school pioneers need to be bold

Washington’s charter-school pioneers need to be bold

Three Washington educators are at the forefront of the state’s new charter school effort. Columnist Lynne K. Varner welcomes them to this exciting endeavor. Today I’m welcoming to the scene three Washington state educators with huge ambitions to...

Three women and a charter schools movement

Three women and a charter schools movement

My column this week features three longtime Washington educators preparing to launch three separate public charter schools. Brenda McDonald, Kristina Bellamy-McClain and Maggie O’Sullivan are working with the Washington State Charter Schools...