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Statement on Supreme Court Rulings to protect DACA recipients and LQBTQIA+ Americans

The Supreme Court has ruled this week in two decisions that directly impact Washington state charter schools, families, and employees. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump Administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children with … Read More

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We must lift the knee that has been on the neck of Black Americans for 400 years

BY DR. THELMA JACKSON, JUNE 14, 2020 05:45 AM As a 74-year-old Black woman living in this area for 50 years, I have experienced a lot of things in my lifetime. Growing up in the Deep South under segregation and Jim Crow laws, I know too well the pain and anguish of a people who … Read More

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WA Charters Welcomes Dr. Scott as our new Chief Equity Officer

The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) is pleased to announce that John Scott, Ph. D. will be joining the staff as the organization’s Chief Equity Officer, following a twelve-month position development and recruitment process. A key tenet of the Washington state charter public school mission is to close opportunity gaps and provide equitable education for … Read More

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Building School Culture Through Crisis

Cascade | Midway Academy is Building School Culture Through Crisis Even before they open their doors for their inaugural Class of 2024, the team at Cascade |Midway Academy has been working hard to connect with future students and families, as well as the community around Des Moines and the South Seattle region. A tuition-free charter … Read More

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Statement from the WA Charters Board in Response to Recent Racist Violence

Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. David McAtee. These are just a few of the Black lives lost over the past two months. As our country and community grieve these killings, the Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) is committed to amplifying the voices of Black and Brown leaders and taking intentional action to … Read More

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Webinar: Teaching and Learning During COVID-19 – How Washington Schools Are Planning for Fall

Watch a recording of our free webinar on how districts and charter public schools are planning for the 2020-2021 school year in the wake of COVID-19 and with a racial equity lens – work that is more important than ever right now. Co-hosted with the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) and the Center on … Read More

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Time to Act: Statement from Patrick D’Amelio on Recent Racist Violence

This is a time for action. Last week, a video was released showing George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, being killed while in police custody.   Mr. Floyd is just one person in a long line of Black lives lost to racist violence including Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor within the last two months alone. Their families … Read More

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Technology Association of Oregon Webinar with School Leadership and Design Fellow Jonathan Johnson

Check out WA Charters School Leadership and Design Fellow, Jonathan Johnson, talk with Cara Snow, Chief Community Engagement Officer at Technology Association of Oregon, about the opportunity and need to build a career connected high school in southwest Washington. http://www.techoregon.org/blog/meet-our-members-3

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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

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Schools can stay virtually connected to their families. Here’s how.