Press releases

WA Charters Announces its 2018-2019 School Leadership and Design Fellows

For Immediate Release | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Contact: Maggie Meyers at 724-263-9826 or Seattle—As part of its mission to advocate and support the development of high-quality charter public schools, the Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) today announced it has selected the following candidates for its 2018-2019 WA Charters School Leadership and … Read More

Ashé Preparatory Academy Approved to Open a K-8 School in Skyway/West Hill

For Immediate Release | Friday, June 22, 2018 Contact: Maggie Meyers at or (724) 263-9826 With Unanimous Support, Washington State Charter School Commission Authorizes Culturally-Responsive Model Designed to Develop Tomorrow’s Leaders Seattle, WA—Families in Skyway/West Hill will have a new K-8 public school option starting in 2019-20, following yesterday’s unanimous vote by the Washington … Read More

Our Statement on Washington Supreme Court’s Final McCleary Order

For Immediate Release | On June 7, the state Supreme Court issued its final order on the McCleary case. In response, WA Charters issued the following statement: The state Supreme Court’s final McCleary order represents a significant step toward ensuring that public schools across the state have access to more funds to provide quality education to Washington … Read More

1,500 Students, Teachers and Parents Gather in Olympia to Attend Supreme Court Hearing on Charter Public Schools’ Constitutionality

For Immediate Release | May 17, 2018 CONTACT: Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 or Salman Akhtar at (609) 558-1004 Charter Public School Students from Across Washington State Participate in a Day of Learning and Action on the morning of the State Supreme Court’s Hearing in El Centro de la Raza v. Washington OLYMPIA, WA. – This morning, … Read More

Our Statement on Upcoming State Supreme Court Hearing on Charter Case

For Immediate Release | May 2, 2018 Today, the Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) released the following statement: “We are aware that some have called on a state Supreme Court justice to recuse from the latest legal challenge to Washington’s strong charter school law. Our association, schools, families and students have the utmost … Read More

Willow Public School Announces Building

For Immediate Release | Thursday, March 22, 2017 CONTACT: Maggie Meyers at 724-263-9826 or Walla Walla’s First Charter Public School Finds a Home at Last, Prepares to Welcome Students and Teachers for 2018 Launch Walla Walla, WA – Willow Public School, which will open its doors to serve students in the fall, announced this … Read More

Tribal Schools, Education Experts and Business Leaders Recognized as Key Voices in El Centro Lawsuit by State Supreme Court

For Immediate Release | October 19, 2017 Big Win for Charter Public Schools as Supreme Court Recognizes Tribal Schools, Education Experts and Business Leaders as Key Voices in Lawsuit Despite opposition from lobbying groups, the state Supreme Court accepted every amicus brief filed in support of charter public school families in El Centro de la … Read More

Our Statement on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ Visit to Washington State

For Immediate Release | October 10, 2017 This week’s anticipated appearance of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in Washington has engendered passionate conversation. In light of this, WA Charters would like to offer a few words reaffirming our organization’s commitment to all public school students. “Providing a high-quality public education to our students is our top … Read More