Press releases

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

New Green Dot Public School Shares Future Site and Vision with the Southeast Seattle Community

For Immediate Release | October 25, 2016 Green Dot Public Schools introduces new school leader and plan for new public middle school in the Rainier Valley SEATTLE – Southeast Seattle middle school students and families will have another choice for a tuition-free public school for the 2017-2018 school year. Today, Green Dot Public Schools announced … Read More

Federal Government Invests in WA Charter Public Schools

For Immediate Release | Thursday, September 29, 2016Contact: Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 or Federal Government Invests in Washington’s Innovative Charter Public Schools Department of Education Awards State Three-Year Grants for Growing Charter Public School Movement Following Passing of New Law Seattle, Wash. — The U.S. Department of Education (US DOE) announced Wednesday it … Read More

Parents React with Anger at Crass Move by Plaintiffs to Block Families from Case

For Immediate Release | August 31, 2016CONTACT: Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821 or Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 “Organizations Suing to Close Charter Public Schools Cannot Block us From Having Our Say” SEATTLE, Wash. – Families representing Washington’s charter public schools responded with extreme frustration today to a crass attempt by plaintiffs—including multiple unions, the … Read More

Judge Rules: Families Deserve A Say in the Future of Their Schools

For Immediate Release | August 31, 2016CONTACT: Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821 or Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 Parents, Students, Schools Granted Motion to Intervene in Lawsuit Aimed at Harming Public Charter Schools SEATTLE, Wash. – In a swift decision, King County Superior Court Justice John H. Chun has today granted twelve families their motion … Read More

Smarter Balanced Assessment Results Show Promising Gains For Students at Washington’s First-Year Charter Public Schools

For Immediate Release | August 25, 2016CONTACT: Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 As Schools Head into Second Year, Advocates Look Forward to Tracking Another Year of Academic Gains SEATTLE, Wash. – Results of the Smarter Balanced assessments for the 2015-16 school year,released last week by the state’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), show … Read More

State Files Its Own Motion to Dismiss Political Arguments in Charter School Case

For Immediate Release | August 24, 2016 CONTACT: Cynara Lilly at (206) 915-7821 or Maggie Meyers at (724) 263-9826 State Files Its Own Motion to Dismiss in Charter Public School Lawsuit: AG Asks the Court to Toss Political Arguments Intervenors filed yesterday to dismiss lobbying organizations from suit SEATTLE, Wash. – The State of Washington, led … Read More