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For Immediate Release: Jan. 23 2014

For Immediate Release | January 23, 2014 First Public Charter School Approved in Washington State Spokane Public Schools Approves PRIDE Prep Led By WA Charters Fellow Brenda McDonald Spokane, Wash. – Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) interim CEO Marta Reyes-Newberry issued the following statement on the Spokane Public Schools Board of Directors’ action … Read More

News Release: School Leader Hosts Community Forums in Tacoma to Discuss Charter Schools

For Immediate Release | October 22, 2013 WA Charters fellow Kristina Bellamy-McClain will lead meetings in Tacoma to discuss community needs and answer questions about public charter schools TACOMA – A series of public forums will take place in Tacoma to engage communities and families in the process to open high-performing public charter schools. Kristina … Read More

Summit Public Schools and Green Dot Public Schools Applying to Come to Washington

For Immediate Release | October 22, 2013 NEWS RELEASE WA Charters Announces Summit Public Schools and Green Dot Public Schools Applying to Come to Washington Proven Charter Operators to Join Local Public School Leaders in Building a High-Quality Charter School Sector  Seattle, Wash. – The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) today announced that longtime charter … Read More

News Release: School Leader Hosts Community Forums in Spokane to Discuss Charter Schools

For Immediate Release | October 16, 2013 WA Charters fellow Brenda McDonald will lead meetings in Spokane to discuss community needs and answer questions about public charter schools SPOKANE – A series of public forums will take place in Spokane to engage communities and families in the process to open high-performing public charter schools. Brenda … Read More

News Release: School Leader Hosts Community Forums in South King County to Discuss Charter Schools

For Immediate Release | October 16, 2013 WA Charters fellow Maggie O’Sullivan will lead meetings in South King County to discuss community needs and answer questions about public charter schools SEATTLE – A series of public forums will take place in South King County to engage communities and families in the process to open high-performing … Read More

News Release: Longtime Charter School Leader Joins WA Charters

For Immediate Release | October 14, 2013 Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) today announced that respected public education and charter school leader Marta Reyes-Newberry will serve as its interim chief executive officer. Reyes will lead WA Charters working to support the startup of high-quality public charter schools, focused on serving disadvantaged students who … Read More

Spokane Approved as Charter School Authorizer

For Immediate Release | September 11, 2013 – Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) board chair Chris Korsmo issued the following statement on today’s action by the Washington State Board of Education to approve Spokane Public Schools as the state’s first school district charter authorizer: “We’re thrilled that both the third largest school district … Read More

Association Statement: I-1240 Lawsuit

For Immediate Release | July 8, 2013 – Public charter schools are part of a range of solutions that will enable every child in Washington to have access to a great education. Washington parents and voters agreed with this when they approved Washington’s charter school law last year. In November, 2012, parents and voters approved the … Read More