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Voters approve I-1240 to allow the option of public charter schools in Washington

For Immediate Release | November 10, 2012 Contact: Chris Barron, Phone: (206) 625-9655, Chris@partnership4learning.org Vote will provide new opportunities for thousands of Washington students Seattle, Washington – After comprehensively reviewing ballot returns to date, The YES on 1240 Coalition announced today that Initiative 1240, the Washington Public Charter Schools Initiative, will be approved by a … Read More

Teachers United Endorses Initiative 1240, the Washington Public Charter Schools InitiativeTeachers Group Supports Measure as Effective Approach to Helping Struggling Students

For Immediate Release | September 21, 2012 SEATTLE – Teachers United, a young and growing statewide organization of teachers dedicated to improving public education, announced today that it has endorsed Initiative 1240, a measure that will authorize a limited number of public charter schools in Washington State. Teachers United also released a policy position paper … Read More

Major Business Organizations Endorse I-1240 Initiative Would Authorize Public Charter Schools in Washington State

For Immediate Release | August 20, 2012 OLYMPIA, Wash. – Two of the state’s leading business organizations today announced that they are endorsing a YES vote on Initiative 1240, a measure on the November 2012 statewide ballot that will authorize a limited number of public charter schools in Washington State. The YES on 1240 endorsements … Read More

Supporters of Public Charter Schools Submit Over 100,000 More Signatures Than Needed To Place Initiative 1240 on November Ballot

For Immediate Release | July 6, 2012 OLYMPIA, Wash. – Supporters of Initiative 1240, a measure that will allow a limited number of public charter schools in Washington state, today submitted more than 350,000 voter signatures to the Secretary of State – over a 100,000 more signatures than needed to place the measure on the … Read More

Coalition Files Initiative to Allow Public Charter Schools in Washington State

For Immediate Release | May 23, 2012 OLYMPIA, Wash. – A bi-partisan coalition of education advocates, teachers, parents, legislators and community leaders filed an initiative measure today that will authorize a limited number of public charter schools in Washington state and evaluate their success in improving academic achievement and outcomes for Washington public school students. … Read More