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WA Charter Public Schools in the News

Statewide Coverage

The Center Square
Report: Washington charter school students outperforming public school peers
May 3, 2024

News from the States | Kitsap Sun | Aol | My Edmonds News
WA charter school performance on par with other public schools, state report says
April 22, 2024

Washington Charter School Students See Big Gains on State Math Tests
October 10, 2023

Seattle Medium
Washington State Charter Schools Association Welcomes New Students And A New School Year
September 13, 2023


2023 Archive

Seattle Medium
Why Not You Academy Awarded Grant To Support Post-Secondary Enrollment Of Students
November 22, 2023

Kent Reporter
Why Not You Academy in Des Moines receives $100,000 grant
November 17, 2023

Seattle Medium
Podcast: The Rainier Valley Leadership Academy
October 16, 2023

The Waterland Blog
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound seeks 40 Volunteers for launch of ‘MentorU’ program
October 9, 2023

The Wenatchee World
Completed Pinnacles Prep renovations provide school, community with new space
August 16, 2023

Meet KUOW’s summer 2023 RadioActive youth producers
August 14, 2023

iHeart Radio
Lee Callahan’s Seattle Weekly – The Why Not You Academy
August 12, 2023

Washington Times
Reports find higher satisfaction, less funding at charter schools
August 9, 2023

Parents Defending Education
Seattle charter school Rainer Valley Leadership Academy health center offers students access to ‘gender-affirming care’ and ‘reproductive health’ services
July 24, 2023

The Columbian
New Clark County charter school to host information events
June 29, 2023

The Wenatchee World
Wenatchee teen raises money for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
June 26, 2023

Charter Folk
WonkyFolk Special CREDO Episode with Macke Raymond regarding CREDO’s As a Matter of Fact: National Charter School Study III
June 14, 2023
Lumen High School hosts 3rd-ever graduation ceremony
June 10, 2023

Seattle Medium
Why Not You Academy: A School Pioneering a New Approach to Education
June 7, 2023

The News Tribune
At 16, she took a bullet to the head. Now Tacoma teen wants to help young people heal
May 29, 2023

The Seattle Times
Dressed for success: Helping Black, brown students prepare for their futures
April 28, 2023

Renton Reporter
Inclusivity, equity + diversity: World-class charter school opens in Renton
April 24, 2023

Renton Reporter
New Renton charter school to offer public school alternative
April 3, 2023

Yahoo News
Windsong School families knitting together community one blanket at a time
April 2, 2023
Knitting for newborns: Windsong School partners with GLOW Children Early Learning Center in 2nd annual Knit-a-Thon
March 22, 2023

To Retain the Support of Black Voters, Democrats Must Re-Embrace Charter Schools
March 22, 2023

Lumen High School founder Shauna Edwards seeks to empower teen parents as they forge their own journeys
February 21, 2023

King 5 News
Why Washington needs more Black teachers
February 2, 2023

The Columbian
Clark County to get 1st charter school
January 25, 2023



2022 Archive

The Good Men Project
Why Some Schools Are Prioritizing Pre-K Playtime
December 28, 2022

Seattle Medium
Black Santa Helps Stir The Holiday Spirit For Many Families This Holiday Season
December 14, 2022

Why some schools are prioritizing pre-K playtime
November 25, 2022

The Hechinger Report
The complex world of pre-K play
November 15, 2022

KHQ Local News
Third grader asks for help collecting socks for people in need
October 20, 2022

The Rooted School Network: Experiencing Success In College And Work In High School
September 28, 2022

Big Think
The school with no homework and a 98% college acceptance rate
September 18, 2022

District Administration
How 6 schools have reimagined education to support underserved students
September 9, 2022

Kiro Radio
A Visit to Salish Sea Elementary
September 8, 2022

Spokane Public Radio
Local construction industry leaders are launching a high school training program to increase the labor pipeline
September 2, 2022

Northwest Asian Weekly
Asian American Co-CEO at Impact Public Schools
August 18, 2022

The Seattle Medium
Resilient Is What Describes Seattle Charter School’s First Graduating Class
June 22, 2022

Spokane Journal
Teen parents learn to lead at Lumen High School
June 2, 2022

Summit Atlas Teacher Honored with Spotlight Award
April 12, 2022

4 News Now
‘It’s important’: How a Spokane school is teaching about the Ukraine crisis in real-time
March 1, 2022

Portland Inno
Tech-focused charter school comes to the Portland area
January 22, 2022

2021 Archive

Russell Wilson, Ciara Hand Gifts To Students For Completing Inaugural Semester At New Academy
December 23, 2021

Vancouver Business Journal
Rooted School set to open in Vancouver in August 2022
December 20, 2021

Gonzaga University
Creating the Next Generation of Global Citizens
November 2, 2021

The Spokesman-Review
Lighting the Way: Shauna Edwards starts a school for teen parents
October 28, 2021

The 74
As the Pandemic Set In, Charter Schools Saw Their Highest Enrollment Growth Since 2015, 42-State Analysis Shows
September 22, 2021

Kitsap Sun
More students, more grades: Kitsap’s first charter school growing in its second year
September 19, 2021

PBS Tacoma
Impact Charter School Opens
September 2, 2021

Seahawks Blog
Seahawks Celebrate Back To School | September 2, 2021

KGMI News Talk
New Bellingham charter school opening next week | September 2, 2021

Whatcom Talk
New High School Opening in Whatcom County at Bellis Fair Mall
August 31, 2021

The News Tribune
Only elementary charter school in Pierce County opens in Tacoma
August 23, 2021

Seattle Medium
Despite Gaps In Funding, Charter Schools Showed Their Value During The Pandemic
August 11, 2021

Northwest Asian Weekly
Summit Sierra’s recipe for continued success
July 29, 2021

Entertainment Today
Ciara Talks New Album, Making an Impact With Russell Wilson and More (Exclusive)
June 29, 2021

Education Next
Charter Schools Go to College
June 29, 2021

Entdecke Zero
Announcement of Periodic Review: Moody’s announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Spokane International Academy, WA
June 28, 2021

Westside Seattle
Russell Wilson, Ciara tour Des Moines School
June 18, 2021

Rolling Out
Russell and Ciara Wilson launch Why Not You Academy (photos)
June 18, 2021

Black Enterprise
Ciara and Russell Wilson officially open the Why Not You Academy
June 17, 2021

Yahoo News
Ciara, Russell Wilson officially open Why Not You Academy
June 16, 2021

Q13 Fox
Ciara, Russell Wilson share first look at Why Not You Academy
June 16, 2021

Washington Policy Center
Charter schools in Washington state are showing what access to a great public education looks like
June 15, 2021

West Seattle Blog
First-ever ceremony for Summit Atlas, as charter school celebrates commencement of ‘founders’ class’
June 11, 2021

A state audit tests Spokane Public Schools oversight of PRIDE Prep as the charter school grapples with prior financial and academic trouble
May 27, 2021

The Spokesman-Review
Pride Prep charter school gets three-year conditional reauthorization
May 19, 2021

The Spokesman-Review
Spokane Public Schools board not yet ready to reauthorize Pride Prep
May 13, 2021

The Spokesman-Review
Pride Prep hopes ‘to be held accountable’ by Spokane Public Schools as its charter renewal looms
May 11, 2021

Whatcom County Teen Named 30 Under 30 Changemaker
May 11, 2021

Whatcom Talk
Lummi Nation Teen Named One of ’30 Under 30 Changemakers’
May 11, 2021

The Spokesman-Review
Pride Prep charter school in Spokane faces tough questions over academic and financial performance
April 28, 2021

The Spokesman-Review
Education notebook: Area high-schoolers earn full rides to Gonzaga University
March 31, 2021

Ziegler Finances Spokane International Academy’s “Forever Home”
March 26, 2021

The Spokesman-Review
Making a difference: Art collective opens to creative members while offering outreach to schools, disabled and veterans
March 22, 2021

32 Eastern Washington School Superintendents ask Inslee to adjust social distancing guidelines for in-person learning
March 10, 2021

Fox 28
32 Eastern Washington School Superintendents ask Inslee to adjust social distancing guidelines for in-person learning
March 10, 2021

The Stranger
Washington’s Supreme Court Decriminalized Drug Possession Statewide. What Happens Next?
March 1, 2021

South China Morning Post
Jeff Bezos will be replaced by who? Meet Andy Jassy, Amazon’s new millionaire CEO who took a punt investing in new NHL team Seattle Kraken
March 1, 2021

The Spokesman-Review
Vaccine envy: Some areas took advantage of extra doses and prioritized teachers
February 21, 2021

These 22 Eastern Washington schools will now offer COVID-19 testing
February 16, 2021

The Chronicle
Proposed Washington Child Care Bill Could Give Relief to Providers Who Desperately Need It While Supporting Economic Recovery
January 31, 2021

The Spokesman-Review
Proposed Washington child care legislation could provide relief to providers who desperately need it while supporting economic recovery
January 31, 2021

The Daily World
Roberts appointed to state Community Economic Revitalization Board
January 11, 2021

Thurston Talk
Westport Winery’s Kim Roberts Appointed to State’s Community Economic Revitalization Board
January 11, 2021