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Public Charter Board Recruitment and Development Workshop

Public Charter Board Recruitment and Development Workshop

Monday, September 94pm to 6pm Montlake Library*2401 24th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112*This event is not sponsored by The Seattle Public Library.  Please join us to learn about recruiting and developing a board for a public charter school from...

Washington Charters: Summer Rewind and a Look Ahead

Washington Charters: Summer Rewind and a Look Ahead

As the summer begins to wind down, parents from all across the state are starting to think about the back-to-school season and what they can do to prepare their child for the busy school year ahead. A new year brings new challenges, but also new...

Rules for charter schools approved

Rules for charter schools approved

An independent panel Thursday approved the rules it will follow in authorizing Washington's first charter schools early next year. Meeting at Everett Community College, the Washington Charter School Commission spelled out what potential operators...

Hope, Home, and Education for every child, one family at a time

Hope, Home, and Education for every child, one family at a time

First Place in Central District Seattle is a special place. You feel it when you walk in the doors of the historic Odessa Brown building. You see it when you look at the colorful tile murals of thanks. You hear it when you talk with the staff and...

“For Families” Page Provides One-Stop Spot for Charters Info

“For Families” Page Provides One-Stop Spot for Charters Info

As a parent, it can sometimes be difficult to find the right information you need for guiding your child’s education. With all of the websites, blogs, and Twitter feeds constantly pushing out content, it can be an overwhelming task to find accurate...

Disadvantaged Students Benefit Most from Charter Schools

Disadvantaged Students Benefit Most from Charter Schools

Across the country, charter schools are playing an important role in providing educational opportunities for students from all backgrounds. New research from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University suggests that...

Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

There are 295 school districts across the state of Washington. And so far only one, Spokane Public Schools, has opted to become a charter school authorizer. One reason, Superintendent Shelley Redinger says, is because local district leadership has...