Spokane Native to Open Public Charter School

For Immediate Release | September 25, 2014 Spokane International Academy Approved to Open a K-8 in the Fall of 2015 Spokane, Wash. – Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) CEO Thomas Franta today announced that Spokane native, local public school teacher and parent Travis Franklin was approved by Spokane Public Schools to open the … Read More


In Case You Missed It: Spokane Public Schools to consider three charter school proposals

Three separate and vastly different organizations met the June 15 deadline to file notices of intent with Spokane Public Schools to open charter schools in Spokane for the 2015-2016 school year, including iLEAD, an organization whose charter was rejected last year by Spokane school board members. The three schools have until July 15 to submit … Read More


Editorial: Lawmakers should help others help charters

The Spokesman-Review June 10, 2014 When Washington approves a charter school, it doesn’t come with a check. By the time the first eight have opened their doors – most in August 2015 – supporters of each may have ventured as much as $2 million for curriculum materials, equipment and, most importantly, a building students can … Read More