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Spokane District Approves 2nd Charter School

Washington state’s ninth public charter school will begin enrolling students next week for the fall of 2015, after the school was approved Wednesday night from the Spokane Public Schools Board.

CBS Seattle–09/25/2014

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Washington’s First Charter School Prepares To Open

First Place must show that it can help low income kids do as well or better academically than they would have at their neighborhood schools

CBS Seattle–09/01/2014

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Forums On Proposed Charter Schools Begin Monday

People who want to learn more about the first proposed charter schools in Washington state can attend public forums beginning Monday in Spokane.

CBS Seattle–01/02/2014

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Judge To Decide Fate Of New Charter School Law

A judge will soon decide whether the state’s new charter school law is an innovative tool for educating Washington’s children or violates the state Constitution’s mandate for an equal education for all.

CBS Seattle–11/22/2013

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State Taking Applications For Charter Schools

Washington state’s new Charter School Commission opened the statewide application process for charter schools on Monday.

CBS Seattle–09/23/2013

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Washington Becomes 42nd State to Allow Charter Schools

Washington voters have narrowly approved an initiative that clears the way for up to 40 charter schools to be opened in the state over the next five years.

11/12/2012

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Results Still Unclear For Wash. Charter Initiative

More ballots have been counted, but the results are still unclear for Washington’s charter schools initiative.

11/07/2012

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Big Names And Big Money Define This Year’s Elections

This has been the year of big names and big money for Washington’s election. A record $157 million has poured into state-level races, including funds from Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Rick Steves and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.

11/05/2012

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Bill Gates, Paul Allen Donate Money for Charter School Initiative

The campaign to bring charter schools to Washington raised nearly $5 million in cash contributions during the past six weeks, including donations from Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

10/17/2012

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Pro Charter School TV Ads to Start Running Friday

The group promoting an initiative that would bring charter schools to Washington began running its first TV ad in the state on Friday.

10/12/2012

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