Press releases

WA Charters Joins Campaign for Student Success, Rapidly Growing Coalition for Equitable McCleary Solution

For Immediate Release | January 30, 2017 SEATTLE, Wash. — Today, WA Charters announced that it has joined the Campaign for Student Success, a growing coalition advocating for the development of a new, equitable approach to funding Washington’s public education system. The coalition formed earlier this year under the simple premise that we are not asking … Read More

WA Charters Launches New Campaign as Schools Prepare to Expand in the 2017-18 School Year

For Immediate Release | Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Contact: Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 Fall Enrollment Open for Washington Charter Public Schools SEATTLE, Wash. – On January 15th, the Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) unveiled the first of a series of billboards and posters promoting charter public school enrollment options in Tacoma. The campaign, … Read More

WA Charters Announces Top Priorities for 2017 Legislative Session

For Immediate Release | Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Contact: Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 “We Stand With All Public School Students” Charter Public School Advocates Call for End to Politically Motivated Attacks; Renew Focus on Working Together to Find a Fair and Equitable Public School Funding Solution to McCleary Crisis SEATTLE, Wash. – The Washington State … Read More

Amicus filings: Groups come to charter defense

For Immediate Release | Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Contact: Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821 or Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826  Legislators, Former State Officials, and Others Sign on in Support of Families, Schools, WA Charters in El Centro de la Raza v. Washington State “The Law is Strong”  Friends of the Court Urge Judge to Reject … Read More

Students, Parents and Legislators Tell the Dramatic Story of Washington’s Charter Public Schools in New Documentary Short

For Immediate Release | Friday, December 16, 2016 Contact: Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826  “Rescuing Washington’s Charter Schools” Tells Story of Families Fighting to Keep their Public Schools Open TACOMA, Wash. – The passion and persistence of Washington’s charter public school parents is the subject of a new video documentary released this week by The 74, a … Read More

Washington State’s Charter Public School Law Receives Perfect Score in New Report

For Immediate Release | Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Contact: Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821 The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) Ranks Washington First in the Country on the Strength of its Charter Law SEATTLE, Wash. – Washington ranks first in the country when it comes to state policies that promote a strong charter school sector, according … Read More

Hearing in Charter Public School Case Draws Parents and Students from Across Washington State

For Immediate Release | Friday, November 4, 2016 Contact: Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821 or Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 Hearing to Dismiss Key Arguments, Lobbyist Backers from Politically-Motivated Lawsuit Against Charter Public Schools Brings Parents, Students, Supporters to King County Superior Court  SEATTLE, Wash. – Dozens of Washington families, supporters and students gathered at King … Read More

WA Charters Launches Website to Dispel Confusion Around Anti-Charter Lawsuit

For Immediate Release | October 31, 2016 Web Resource to Offer Washington Families and Key Stakeholders Detailed Background and Ongoing Updates Around El Centro v. Washington SEATTLE, Wash. – Today, the Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) launched a website ( to help dispel myths and provide background information related to the El Centro … Read More