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In Case You Missed It: Los Angeles charter students learn more than in traditional public schools

Stanford University’s Center for Research on Economic Outcomes (CREDO) issued a report Saturday that found charter school students in Los Angeles learn more in a year than their peers in traditional district schools. According to the study, charter school students receive the equivalent of about 50 more days of learning in reading and 79 days … Read More

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For Immediate Release: March 19, 2014

For Immediate Release | March 19, 2014 Plans Announced for First Annual  Washington Charter Schools Conference Registration for Conference, to be Held in May, Opens Today Seattle, Wash. – Today WA Charters announced plans for the first annual Washington State Charter Schools Association Conference to be held May 8-9 in SeaTac, Wash. Carrying the theme … Read More

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EdWeek: Gates Foundation Grants Aim to Foster District-Charter Cooperation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said Wednesday that it is awarding $100,000 each to schools in five cities to promote collaboration between charter schools and traditional public school districts, part of a program that has channeled $25 million in awards to such efforts to date. The grants for “district-charter collaboration compacts” will go to school officials in Aldine, Texas; … Read More

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For Immediate Release: Jan. 30, 2014

For Immediate Release | January 31, 2014 WA Charters Applauds Approval of Seven Public Charter Schools Will Support Prospective School Founders in Strengthening Charter Applications for Summer 2014 Seattle, Wash. – Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) interim CEO Marta Reyes-Newberry issued the following statement on the approval of seven public charter schools by … Read More

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For Immediate Release: Jan. 23 2014

For Immediate Release | January 23, 2014 First Public Charter School Approved in Washington State Spokane Public Schools Approves PRIDE Prep Led By WA Charters Fellow Brenda McDonald Spokane, Wash. – Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) interim CEO Marta Reyes-Newberry issued the following statement on the Spokane Public Schools Board of Directors’ action … Read More