Press releases

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

Promising Gains for Washington’s Charter Public School Students

For Immediate Release | September 13, 2017 Contact: Maggie Meyers at Seattle – The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) today released a summary of statewide test results that indicate compelling rates of proficiency and improvement among systemically underserved students attending Washington’s charter public schools. “Standardized assessments are just one of many instruments used to measure student … Read More

King County Charter Schools Students to Benefit from $20,000 through Trauma-Informed and Restorative Justice Grants

For Immediate Release | Thursday, September 7, 2017 Contact: Maggie Meyers at or 724-263-9826 WA Charters and Seneca Family of Agency Receive Funding through King County’s Best Starts for Kids Initiative Seattle – The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) announced today that charter public school students will benefit from $20,000 of grant funding through King County’s … Read More

Our Statement on the Trump Administration’s Decision to End DACA

For Immediate Release | September 5, 2017 In response to today’s announcement from the Trump administration, WA Charters released the following statement and call to action: As expected, this morning, the Trump administration announced its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA has allowed certain undocumented immigrants who were brought … Read More