New charter school commission can learn from other states

New charter school commission can learn from other states

Based on 20 years of experience in other states, the nine members of the recently appointed State Charter School Commission are in for hard work,…

State Leaders Announce Appointments for Charter School Commission

From the Governor’s Press Office: Governor Jay Inslee, Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen and House Speaker Frank Chopp announced their appointments today to the state’s new…

Editorial: Strong appointees power state’s charter-school commission

The nine appointed to Washington’s new charter-school commission could offer a powerful vision on non-traditional public schools. WASHINGTON’S newly appointed charter-school commission holds strong promise…

In Our View: WEA Targets Initiative 1240

Union’s challenge to charter schools seems to ignore message of the voters As expected, the teachers union has filed a legal challenge to Washington’s new…

Supporters of Public Charter Schools Submit Over 100,000 More Signatures Than Needed To Place Initiative 1240 on November Ballot

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Supporters of Initiative 1240, a measure that will allow a limited number of public charter schools in Washington state, today submitted more than 350,000 voter signatures to the Secretary of State – over a 100,000 more signatures than needed to place the measure on the November 2012 statewide ballot.

“Today we’re submitting over 100,000 more signatures than required to place Initiative 1240 on the November ballot,” said Shannon Campion, executive director of the Washington chapter of Stand for Children, one of the groups supporting the initiative. “The fact that so many voters across the state stepped forward and signed our petitions in record time clearly shows that Washingtonians want another opportunity to vote on allowing public charter schools in our state.”

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