Rules for charter schools approved

An independent panel Thursday approved the rules it will follow in authorizing Washington’s first charter schools early next year.

Meeting at Everett Community College, the Washington Charter School Commission spelled out what potential operators must put in their application and what criteria will be used to evaluate the performance of their publicly funded, independently run schools.

The rules, which fill 30 pages, detail information that applicants must provide about the facilities, financing and people who will oversee the proposed school.

On the subject of curriculum, commissioners adopted language they said would encourage innovative approaches to improve student achievement and deter experimentation of untested and unproven methods of instruction.

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