Spokane Native to Open Public Charter School


Spokane Native to Open Public Charter School

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…


Video: Opening New Doors for Students

A look at Washington’s first public charter schools.


WA Charters Welcomes New Leader

For Immediate Release: July 31, 2014 WA Charters Welcomes New LeaderPublic Servant, School District Leader, Charter Authorizer, Veteran and Parent Thomas Franta Appointed as CEO Seattle…


For Immediate Release: July 16, 2014

Seven Prospective Founders Apply to Open Charter SchoolsPast Year a Total of 31 Groups Have Expressed Interest, 28 Groups Have Applied and Eight Schools Have…


UPDATE – For Immediate Release: June 18, 2014

14 Groups Announce Intentions to Open High-Quality Charter Schools To Date Total of 34 Groups Expressed Interest, 21 Prospective Founders Applied and Eight Schools Approved…


Op-ed: “Why we are betting on Washington State charters”

Today, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s Flypaper blog published an opinion piece that I co-wrote with Terry Ryan, president of the Idaho Charter School Network.   As…


For Immediate Release: May 8, 2014

WA Charter Schools Association’s Inaugural Conference Kicks Off More than 300 Teachers and Leaders Gather to Collectively Develop Strong New Public Charter Schools; Seahawks and…


For Immediate Release: Jan. 30, 2014

WA Charters Applauds Approval of Seven Public Charter SchoolsWill Support Prospective School Founders in Strengthening Charter Applications for Summer 2014 Seattle, Wash. – Washington State…


For Immediate Release: Jan. 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…


December News Round-up: WA State Charter Schools

Public charter schools have been a hot topic the past few weeks, with stories about charter school applicants and the King County judge upholding our…


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